The recipe for pok pok kriuk tofu can also be a selling idea.
Tofu is a favorite food for many people around the world, including Indonesia. In addition to its soft texture and easy to process into various dishes, tofu also has nutrients that are not inferior to other types of vegetables or meat.
Tofu is made from soy bean juice that is processed in such a way but with nutrients that are still maintained. There are many types of tofu in Indonesia, there are fried tofu, milk tofu, yellow tofu to pong tofu. Each region has its own unique characteristics.
Although it is quite popular, tofu is not an authentic Indonesian food, you know. Quoted from the Indonesian Times, tofu comes from China, and was first mentioned in an old document written by Li Shihen of the Ming Dynasty.
This document describes the origin of tofu in China. Tofu itself began to be made around 164 BC by a prince named Liu An who experimented with the abundant produce in his area.
Liu An also gave the name tao-hu to his invention. Tao means soybeans, and Hu means crushed into porridge.
So, since when did you know about entering Indonesia?
Reported by the Suara page, Suryatini N. Ganie in his book Dapur Naga in Indonesia revealed that the technology of making tofu spread rapidly throughout Greater East Asia, before entering the archipelago.
It is estimated that tofu entered Indonesia at the same time as the arrival of Kublai Khan’s army to Kediri in 1292.
Tofu also became the savior of the Javanese in facing the crisis due to the implementation of the forced cultivation system or cultuur stelsel in the 19th century.
At that time the produce was drained out to benefit the colonialists, so that the indigenous people had difficulty finding food.
Well, since then tofu has become one of the nutritious food ingredients for indigenous people.
Hmm, it’s interesting to know the history of this Mother Earth. So, so you don’t get bored with WFH during a pandemic like now, it’s quite interesting to make a snack menu from processed tofu.
Well, as reported by HOPS from the @Desi Dresviana account on the Cookpad page, here is a recipe for a super crunchy and very practical tofu pok pok tofu snack. Let’s try.
Ingredients and how to make it
10 small white tofu
5 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 cloves of garlic crushed
1 tsp mushroom broth
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp baking powder (my addition) can be skipped
Enough oil for frying
Steps to make it
Puree the tofu, add salt, ground pepper and garlic that has been mashed (because I use regular tofu so I add baking powder).
Stir until well blended, add flour and cornstarch, stir again until well blended. Heat enough cooking oil, then use clean hands.
Fry until cooked, don’t forget to turn it over so that it cooks evenly, remove and drain.