from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thick white jelly resembling blanc-mange, made of beans, much eaten by the natives of northern China, Corea, and Japan.


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  • Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal The appetizer sampler for two includes crispy bean-curd autumn rolls filled with mushroom, tri-color zenmaki, moo shu rolls and more.

    Many Shades of Vegan

  • The dish can convert even the most die-hard bean-curd sceptics, says Ms. Dunlop, speaking from experience.

    Chengdu's Bold and Tingling Tofu

  • Her late father had helped build the school in 1995 – 96 and she recalls him comparing it to "bean-curd dregs," or doufuzha — a metaphor for flimsy construction.

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  • However the cuisine was wonderful: krispy pork, bbq pork, bean-curd, scallops...

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  • I pointed to man spitting a long stream of bean-curd paste into pot of boiling water.

    The Kitchen God's wife

  • So this was what the mesh cage beneath the water had contained, freshwater shrimp, which my father was now dipping into a spicy bean-curd sauce and popping into his mouth with two bites and a swallow.

    The Joy Luck Club

  • Did you not see that her face was as a bean-curd in its whiteness?

    The Dragon Painter

  • Now, from along the streets rise the calls of flower peddlers, of venders of fish, bean-curd, vegetables, and milk.

    The Dragon Painter

  • In a third are boiled buckwheat cakes or dumplings, and _tofu_ or bean-curd.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 29, August, 1873

  • Ivory may be cleaned to look like new by using the whey of bean-curd, and rice may be protected from weevils and maggots by inserting the shell of a crab in the place where it is kept.

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