Deep fried tofu

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Re: Deep fried tofu

Post by Citizen Baba » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:59 pm

BeatRaven wrote:
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Fish don't work in a stir fry. Tho I bought a bag of tilapia filets and made a pile of thai fish cakes with lemongrass etc. from the garden. But that shit gets old.

Pork is fatty shit; duck probably worse (not to mention largely ungettable).

If you want low fat animal protein, chicken and eggs are 87% of the shortlist.
You fry fish separately and throw them on top. Though I must admit the Thai fish dishes I've gotten -- one as recently as this week -- have been disappointments. Pork throttles chicken and then chokes it. Pork larb is divine.

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Re: Deep fried tofu

Post by Citizen Baba » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:01 pm

Chicken is for people who want to pretend they are eating healthily. It's like ordering Miller Lite if you're an alcoholic.

Lamb is another Baba-approved protein. See his famous lamb burgers with mint. (Don't want fatty burgers? Don't eat hamburgers.)

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Re: Deep fried tofu

Post by BeatRaven » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:03 pm

Yeah, but (with money) I have a shot at seeing 100. Catfish larb gets you 85% there.

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Re: Deep fried tofu

Post by Citizen Baba » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:26 pm

If living until a 100 means bland chicken, give me 75 and a belly full of pork.

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Re: Deep fried tofu

Post by BeatRaven » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:29 pm

You be singing a diff tune at 75.

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Re: Deep fried tofu

Post by EMG » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:48 pm

I don't eat Tilapia. I saw a photo once of a tilapia with a bunch of weird shit in its mouth that put me off it forever.

It was my Filipina ex's favorite fish, and she said I didn't eat it because I was a spoiled bitch, but it was just that picture. I showed it to her and she didn't give a shit.

Chicken is good though. It has flavor of its own, but is enhanced by seasoning or dipping. Sort of like tofu, I guess.

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Re: Deep fried tofu

Post by VinnyD » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:49 pm

I love lamb. If I go too long without it, I develop a real craving.

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Re: Deep fried tofu

Post by Chi_Rup » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:31 am

Right.

Because today was Chinese New Year, we got take out from the non-seated British Chinese food counter next to the Post Office, there was deep fried tofu with wine, chilli and garlic and it was excellent.

Same kind of sesame batter that the deep fried chicken or squid comes in, tasted not substantially different from the chicken which leads me to think it’s all in the sauce and cheap chicken doesn’t taste of anything.

To conclude, I recommend deep fried tofu but wouldn’t make it myself - I am not brave enough to deep fry in a wok on electric.

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Re: Deep fried tofu

Post by BeatRaven » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:39 am

Since you hang breathlessly on my every Chinese food/XO sauce utterance, Chi, consider getting an an electric wok with the thermometer built in.

It's like 80 dollars. You can fry (shallow fry to save on the oil) every last thing to Soho Chinatown standards without a care in the world. I bought one for the kid and she uses it it nightly, partic for pho, which she lives on.

And speaking of utterances, check out this slow burner of a track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wzZclP0OEA

Godjira rates it 5*'s.

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Re: Deep fried tofu

Post by Godjira » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:35 am

Freezing regular tofu changes its texture
That's the kind of bold flavor they enjoy in Albuquerque!

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Re: Deep fried tofu

Post by guruwil » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:02 am

Tofu on it’s own is bland and in its natural state is baby food texture.

If you fry it to give some texture and soak it in curry or bold flavours it is fine. Not something I would seek out or choose to cook but well flavoured I am happy to eat it.

Love the spongy fried one in Laksa as it is like a sponge filled with lovely laksa curry sauce.
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Re: Deep fried tofu

Post by strife » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:32 am

I like tofu, especially mapo tofu and agedashi tofu and tofu skin in laksa.
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Re: Deep fried tofu

Post by strife » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:33 am

VinnyD wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:49 pm
I love lamb. If I go too long without it, I develop a real craving.
Have you had the shank from Acropolis? Mmmmmmm.
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