Chinese Tofu Pudding. A delicious silken tofu in a sweet ginger sugar broth. A popular dessert served as Chinese dessert cafes. It's very easy to make at home and comes together in less than 10 minutes and it only requires 5 ingredients! This is also vegan.
I know I have many favourite desserts but this Chinese Tofu Pudding is the favourite of all favourites. I could eat buckets of this Tau Foo Fah (what it's called in Chinese). There is something so delicious about the silky smooth tofu swimming in that sweetened brown sugar ginger broth. It's total heaven.
What does tofu pudding taste like?
Imagine a cool creamy soft tofu with a taste of warm brown sugar water with a hint of ginger. Every bite slides down your throat with minimal effort making this dessert very addictive. That's what this Chinese Tofu Pudding tastes like!
Can be served warm and cold
This Chinese tofu pudding dessert can be served warm or cold. That's the beauty of this dessert especially if you're craving something warm in the winter time or cooling in the summer time. Both ways are super tasty and you can't go wrong with either!
But the best way to serve this dessert is when the broth is hot and the tofu is cold. The sensation of the cold and hot tastes incredible!
Super easy and quick to make!
This Chinese tofu pudding recipe is very easy and quick to make. There is very minimal effort here! The broth just requires you to boil the water, ginger, brown sugar and Chinese Rock Sugar together until the sugar as dissolved completely. Remove the ginger or you can serve it with your tofu.
And then you simply scoop you dessert tofu or silken tofu into little serving bowls, pour the sweet broth over top and voila! You have a traditional Chinese dessert that has been around for ages and is absolutely divine.
Is tau fu fa healthy?
Yes and no. Tofu and ginger are very healthy. But the broth is high in brown sugar and Chinese Rock Sugar. But what I can tell you that this Chinese Tofu Pudding is delicious and sometimes we all have to live a little!
Where can I buy these ingredients?
Dessert tofu can be found at most Asian or Western grocers in the refrigerated area.
Chinese Rock Sugar is found at most Asian grocers. It is best to ask staff where it is located. It can be found online but I would not suggest purchasing online because it's more expensive (I'm not sure why).
If you can't find this ingredient, you may substitute with white granulated sugar but just adjust the taste you add it.
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For this recipe
You will need the following tofu pudding ingredients:
3 cups water
100 grams Chinese rock sugar
3 tbsp brown sugar
5 slices ginger, with skin on
900 grams Silken Dessert Tofu (or silken tofu)
How to make Tofu Pudding
In a small pot, add 3 cups of water and bring it a boil. Then add ginger slices, Chinese Rock Sugar and brown sugar. Mix and lower to a simmer. Allow this to simmer for 10 minutes or until the sugar as dissolved completely.
Meanwhile scoop slices of the sweetened dessert tofu into serving bowls.
Once the sweet broth is ready, ladle some into each bowl. Enjoy immediately or serve cold.
Save leftover broth for later!
Let's say you didn't buy enough tofu and you have leftover broth, don't discard it. Keep it in a sealed container in the fridge and it will last 4-5 days so you can have it again and again!
Give it a try!
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Easy Chinese Tofu Pudding (10-min. Recipe)
- 3 cups water
- 100 grams Chinese rock sugar
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 5 slices ginger with skin on
- 900 grams Silken Dessert Tofu or silken tofu
- In a small pot, add 3 cups of water and bring it a boil. Then add ginger slices, Chinese Rock Sugar and brown sugar. Mix and lower to a simmer. Allow this to simmer for 10 minutes or until the sugar as dissolved completely.
- Meanwhile scoop slices of the sweetened dessert tofu into serving bowls.
- Once the sweet broth is ready, ladle some into each bowl. Enjoy immediately or serve cold.