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Soya Milk & Its Many Uses

Soya Beans soaked overnight and drained (1kg here)
Blend Soya Beans with Water .. 1:3 proportion = 1 cup Soya Bean is to 3 cups Water …add more water if you prefer more diluted milk or lesser water if you prefer more concentrated (I like thick Soya Milk so I add lesser water to blend)
Blended Soya Beans + Water
Sieve the blended Soya Beans with a muslin cloth laid over a fine sieve
Gather up the muslin cloth and squeeze out as much milk as you can
The pulp of the ground Soya Bean after the milk has been squeezed out
The silky smooth Soya Milk
Gently boil the Soya Milk …add a few leave of Pandan Leaves ….Stir frequently to avoid it being burnt
Meanwhile, boil some Gula Melaka with Pandan Leaves for Gula Melaka Syrup to go with the ready Soya Milk …I normally drink my Soya Milk without Sugar but is nice with Gula Melaka Syrup … best!!!
I get like about almost 5L worth of Soya Milk from 1kg Soya Beans and this is lesser than normal because I prefer my Soya Milk to be slightly thicker than normal …
Egg Tofu (Bean Curd) ….. made from my home-made Soya Milk … I will post the recipe for this later on so watch out for it!RECIPE

Ingredients :
400g Soya Milk
8 Egg White
3 Egg Yolk
1/4 tsp salt

Method :
  • Mix egg white, egg yolk and soya milk evenly …mix in salt and sieve to remove any bubbles
  • Pour mixture into a square pan lined with plastic wrap
  • Bring water in steamer to boil and then switch to low heat and place pan with mixture to steam for 15 – 20 minutes …set aside to cool and keep in refrigerator overnight
  • Remove and cut desired size pieces.
Our lunch of Steamed Egg Tofu with Shallots Oil/Sauce …. healthy & yummy!!RECIPE

Ingredients :
2 3’x3′ pieces of Egg Tofu
2 Tbsp oil
handful of shallots, sliced
1 Tbsp Prawn Sambal
a sprig or 2 of spring onions, chopped
Seasoning :
1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1/2 tsp Dark Soy Sauce
100 ml water
Method :
  • Steam bean curd at high heat for 5 minutes …remove & pour away any excess water
  • Heat up oil, saute sliced shallots until brown & fragrant then add Prawn Sambal …pour shallots oil mixture over bean curd
  • Pour seasoning into a wok and bring to a boil…pour over bean curd and sprinkle chopped spring onions, fried dried prawns on top and serve.
Dessert made from my home-made Soya Milk …Longan Tau Fu Fa …. the next time I’m going to try and make the regular Tau Fu Fa so watch this space for it!!RECIPE

Ingredients A:
600g cold water
10g agar-agar powder
220g sugar
Ingredients B:
1200g soya milk
150g evaporated milk
1 can longan in syrup
Method :
  • Combine soya milk with evaporated milk
  • Mix cold water with agar-agar powder over low heat to melt the agar-agar powder…add sugar and bring to a low boil till sugar dissolves …pour mixture into soya milk
  • Pour longan syrup (without the longans) into the mixture, stir evenly 
  • Pour the mixture into few cups filled with longan flesh.  Chill in the refrigerator till set.  Serve cold.

8 responses »

  1. I love tofu but have only rarely tried to make my own and only then with mixed results. The egg tofu though looks amazing and simple and delicious and it’s on my list of dishes for the weekend. I’m going to be doing so much cooking that I won’t have time for anything else!

  2. Cheftolus, I had a carpenter made a special tofu making box for me and the tofu made with this box is firmer unlike the egg tofu you see above which is very soft and silky,

    Hey, let me know how you get on and share pics please if and when you do make any of these dishes … hope you will enjoy the dishes as much as we do 🙂

  3. Interesting! What type of wood is the box made from? Do you have its dimensions? I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately and there’s more to come and I’ll be mindful enough to take pictures for you next time.

    • Just normal wood … if you give me your email, I’ll email you a pix of it …but using this box method you get a firmer tofu which can be used for various other dishes whereas the steamed egg tofu is very soft and silky.

      • So what do you do with the pulp once you’ve strained the milk out?

      • L-Girl, the pulp I chucked … but it could be used to make dogs’ kibbles or even cookies, that is if you have time to make use of it straight away because it won’t keep!!

  4. Thanks !!! Very interesting !!!


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