Rainbow Tofu

Use the water from boiling red cabbage to make acid, alkali & neutral strains to get 3 different colours of tofu.

Recipe By: Tobuchan (https://cookbuzz.com/kitchen/25)
Cook: 150 min

Ingredients

Red cabbage 1/2
Bicarbonate of soda 1 tbsp
Tofu 1
Lemon juice 2 tbsp

Method

1
Roughly chop the red cabbage and put into 3-4 litres of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain the liquid into 4 separate bowls (use the cooked cabbage in a different recipe).
2
Put a weight on the tofu to remove excess liquid, then divide the firm tofu into 32 pieces. Add to the 4 bowls of cabbage water evenly.
3
The top left is the red cabbage water as it is, an alkaline liquid. Top right is with added bicarbonate of soda to make it neutral. The bottom left is with 2 tbsp lemon juice added to make it more acid, the bottom right is with 4 tbsp lemon juice.
4
Soak the tofu for 1 hour and you'll get this colourful result. Actually, the different concentrates of lemon juice made no difference, they both became pink.

Tips & Note

The pigment in red cabbage is alkaline blue but once you add some acid like lemon juice, it turns to red. If you add bicarbonate of soda, this makes it neutral and changes the colour to green. Natural or edible additions can transform into wonderful colours, but adding lemon juice or soda doesn't affect the flavours. I made a salad with lettuce leaves, tomatoes, sesame seeds and spicy soy sauce dressing.

Rainbow Tofu

Use the water from boiling red cabbage to make acid, alkali & neutral strains to get 3 different colours of tofu.

Recipe By: Tobuchan (https://cookbuzz.com/kitchen/25)

Cook: 150 min

Ingredients

Red cabbage 1/2
Bicarbonate of soda 1 tbsp
Tofu 1
Lemon juice 2 tbsp

Rainbow Tofu

Recipe ID :2193 Posted on 22 NOV 2016
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Use the water from boiling red cabbage to make acid, alkali & neutral strains to get 3 different colours of tofu.

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1
Roughly chop the red cabbage and put into 3-4 litres of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain the liquid into 4 separate bowls (use the cooked cabbage in a different recipe).
2
Put a weight on the tofu to remove excess liquid, then divide the firm tofu into 32 pieces. Add to the 4 bowls of cabbage water evenly.
3
The top left is the red cabbage water as it is, an alkaline liquid. Top right is with added bicarbonate of soda to make it neutral. The bottom left is with 2 tbsp lemon juice added to make it more acid, the bottom right is with 4 tbsp lemon juice.
4
Soak the tofu for 1 hour and you'll get this colourful result. Actually, the different concentrates of lemon juice made no difference, they both became pink.

Tips & Note

The pigment in red cabbage is alkaline blue but once you add some acid like lemon juice, it turns to red. If you add bicarbonate of soda, this makes it neutral and changes the colour to green. Natural or edible additions can transform into wonderful colours, but adding lemon juice or soda doesn't affect the flavours. I made a salad with lettuce leaves, tomatoes, sesame seeds and spicy soy sauce dressing.

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