Surprising Qualities of Flower Tofu – A Classic Chinese Dish

An exquisite culinary experience awaits diners with China's much-loved, fiery, and flavorful flower tofu cuisine.

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Aside from its use in cooking and processing, tofu can also be transformed into works of art. Today, Bach Khoa GREEN will guide you on how to make flower tofu, a culinary delicacy originating from China!

First What is flower tofu?

Flower tofu, also known as Hydrangea Tofu or Hydrangea Tofu soup, is a dish that originated from China. It is often served with a special soup made from various ingredients.

With the skillful hands of a chef, the original block of young tofu undergoes meticulous cutting, resulting in a thousand-petaled hydrangea. When placed in a cup of cool, rich broth, it blooms gracefully like an elegant and delicate flower.

Flower tofu is a dish originating from China Flower tofu is a dish originating from China

2 Steps to make flower tofu

With just a little care, you can make flower tofu without being a professional chef. Here are the steps:

Step 1 Shaping young tofu

Start by shaping the young tofu with a round mold and gently pressing it.

Shaping young tofu Shaping young tofu

Step 2 Cut young tofu into thin slices

Using a knife with a thin blade, cut the young tofu into very thin slices, rotating the tofu and repeating the same cutting operation.

Cut young tofu into thin slices Cut young tofu into thin slices

Step 3 Put the tofu in a bowl of water

Carefully place the sliced young tofu into a pot of pre-prepared water. Shaping the tofu in the first step allows for easy removal of any excess tofu.

Put the tofu in a bowl of water Put the tofu in a bowl of water

Step 4 Enjoy

Finally, place the flower-shaped tofu into a bowl of slightly warm soup and it’s ready to be enjoyed!

Put a piece of young tofu into the soup to enjoy Put a piece of young tofu into the soup to enjoy

Now that Bach Hoa Xanh has shown you how to make flower tofu, a culinary delicacy of Chinese culture, why wait? Head to the kitchen and impress your family members with this masterpiece!