Tofu can be found in the refrigerated section of Asian stores, health food shops and supermarkets. Buy it in water-filled tubs or vacuum packs. Tofu can also be purchased flavoured or smoked (best to buy unflavoured and add your own).
Check the expiry date of packaging.
Once opened leftover tofu should be rinsed and covered with fresh water for storage. Change the water daily to keep it fresh, and use the tofu within a week.
Tofu can be frozen up to 5 months.
Tips & Tricks:
To flavour firm tofu, boil it in water until it floats to the surface. Drain and blot it dry with absorbent paper. Marinate it in the flavour of your choice for up to 24 hours.
Use firm tofu in stir-fries, cutlets and any dishes where you want it to retain its shape.
Soft tofu is good for soups and silken is excellent in desserts, baking, or used to make vegetables more creamy.