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TxMex

Oct 17, 2011, 4:09 PM

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Tofu?

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When I lived in Mexico before I wasn't a vegetarian and didn't look for vegetarian ingredients. Is tofu available? My favorite cream of spinach soup uses it. Thanks!



chinagringo


Oct 17, 2011, 4:35 PM

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Re: [TxMex] Tofu?

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Might be handy to tell others where you might be located.
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



Anonimo

Oct 17, 2011, 6:21 PM

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Walmart, for one. Superama, another. Probably also Mega Comercial.

"En Boca Cerrada No Entran Moscas."

Saludos,
Anonimo


mazbook1


Oct 17, 2011, 6:39 PM

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Sam's Club in México is another that always seems to have tofu, at least here in Mazatlán.


Rolly


Oct 17, 2011, 10:05 PM

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Even my neighborhood tienda has it.

Rolly Pirate


Maesonna

Oct 18, 2011, 8:37 AM

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Mexico City: I can choose between individual shelf-stable cardboard packages of soft tofu at the Comercial supermarket, and triple-packs of firm tofu at Costco.


TxMex

Oct 18, 2011, 9:26 AM

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Excellent! Thanks everyone!


esperanza

Oct 18, 2011, 3:52 PM

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Mexico City: I can choose between individual shelf-stable cardboard packages of soft tofu at the Comercial supermarket, and triple-packs of firm tofu at Costco.

You can buy freshly made tofu at Mercado Toyo in Guadalajara and at Mikasa on San Luis Potosí in Col. Roma, Mexico City.




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Maesonna

Oct 19, 2011, 11:00 AM

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Good to note, but en lo personal is of mostly theoretical interest to me, since I live out in the boonies. I get to Mikasa about once a year. Great place!


mazbook1


Oct 19, 2011, 3:27 PM

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Re: [Maesonna] Tofu?

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Maesonna, Tofu is so easy to make at home, that no one who wants it should go without! I've made it many times and it always turned out well. PM me, and I'll double-check my recipe and write it down and send it to you. Might be the next day, though. Note: My recipe makes what I would consider to be a "hard" tofu rather than the very soft "soft" tofu. About the consistency of a soft queso fresco.


Maesonna

Oct 20, 2011, 7:52 AM

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Yes, I've made tofu at home. A few times, but I am satisfied with bought tofu (which is readily available where I live) so I decided it's not one of the things I want to invest my time on. I do make my own bread and yogurt, on the other hand (sometimes).

What do you use to coagulate it?

(This post was edited by Maesonna on Oct 20, 2011, 8:10 AM)


mazbook1


Oct 20, 2011, 6:34 PM

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The recipe I have calls for vinegar to coagulate the hot soya milk solution. Not where my recipes are right now, so can't tell you the exact amount, but it isn't much.


Anonimo

Oct 22, 2011, 2:32 AM

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I'm wondering if you could use a solution of tequesquite to coagulate it. However, it's not something I really want to do.
Article on tofu coagulants:
http://tinyurl.com/TofuCoag

Saludos,
Anonimo


mazbook1


Oct 22, 2011, 2:06 PM

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Anonimo, I doubt that tequesquite would work, as it is a chemical "base" and coagulation needs a chemical "acid". I would think that lime juice would work in place of vinegar, but I've never tried it.
 
 
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