What is Tofu Skin?
Tofu skin is a type of tofu that is compressed into sheets (think pressed tofu, but even more pressed). You can buy them fresh or dried at most Asian grocery stores. They’re perfect for stir fries, stuffing for baos and salads! Unconventional, but I also like to cut them up and use them in pasta, ramens, noodle soups, hot pot and more.
You can also find tofu skin cut into noodles (called tofu strips, tofu noodles or shredded tofu). They come in a wide range of widths from super thick, medium and strands like spaghetti.
HOW TO MAKE IT
One of my favourite things about this dish is that it comes together in minutes, especially if you use the tofu skin thats already cut up into noodles.
- First, slice the tofu skin into strips. I find it easiest to roll it up first
- Next, make the sauce by combining everything in a bowl.
- Add the tofu strips, cucumbers and carrots, and toss everything together. Garnish and serve!
- 200g tofu skin / bean curd skin
- 2 Lebanese cucumbers, cut into thin strips
- 1 small carrot, julienned
- 2 stalk celery sliced
- 1 – 2 tsp fresh ginger (minced)
- 2 -3 garlic cloves (minced)
- 2 tbsp Chinese black vinegar
- 2 tbsp soy sauce (use tamari for gluten free version)
- ½ tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1-2 tbsp chilli oil to taste
- Spring onions
- Toasted peanuts
- Toasted sesame seeds