Word of the week #9: 豆腐

The word for this week is tofu. It’s a common food in Asian countries, so I included the words for all three languages. I’ve also added the 注音符號 for Chinese.

Chinese: 豆腐 (ㄉㄡ` ㄈㄨˇ; dou fu)
Japanese: 豆腐 (とうふ; tofu)
Korean: 두부 (du bu)

There are many ways to eat tofu. All are equally good. Preparing tofu in miso soup is good because it is plain and clear tofu. It is not the same as cold and raw tofu, but it’s the closest.


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My favorite tofu dish is stinky tofu (臭豆腐). It’s a type of Taiwanese street food. It is basically fried fermented tofu. It is totally smelly and stinky. But oh so yummy! Stinky tofu is served with pickled vegetables, which are also really good. Just typing this is making my mouth water!


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