Tofu Processing Tour at Sun Xien Soy Products

June 2, 2012

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A worker at Sun Xien Soy Products preparing tofu curds for pressing. Photo by Peter Engler.

Although tofu has long been a traditional staple of Asian cuisine, it remains a mystery to many. Believed to be a “fountain of youth” food, it has been served in many Far Eastern countries for thousands of years. For the Chinese, tofu has not only served as an everyday food and meat analogue, it has also been the focus of competitions among chefs and tofu makers to produce the most varied and delicious tofu creations.

Come unravel the mysteries of tofu with the Cheng family—owners of Sun Wah BBQ—as they open the doors to their new Sun Xien Soy Products factory. As a followup to the Cheng family's "The Makings of Tasty Tofu" program last summer, this tour presents the machinery used to make tofu, the tofu-making process, and different types of tofu.
 
Recorded Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Sun Xien Soy Products.