Visit any of the Asian restaurants all over the metro, and you’re sure to find a couple of tofu dishes in their menus. Tofu, after all, comes from this continent, and it is a quintessentially Oriental food. Steamed, fried, poached—there are myriad ways to enjoy this healthy soy by-product.

Want to prepare tofu at home? Browse through the gallery for seven things to keep in mind when purchasing it!

(First published as “Ode to Tofu: Buying It” in the “Food” section of Good Housekeeping Philippines’ July 2002 issue. Adapted for use in Female Network.)

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