Tofu Mozzarella Cheese Tomato Pizza. What?
My new favorite food has come in the form of baked tofu slices. How awesome! My creative mind listed all the delicious recipe possibilities once I was told I can use it like bread!
“Tokwa”or Tofu is an ingredient that is sometimes used in Filipino Food. The ingredient is used in two popular dishes. A savory appetizer called “Tokwa at Baboy” or Tofu (firm) and Pork. The second is called Taho. A sweet treat made of silken tofu, caramel syrup, and tapioca balls.
Growing up in the Philippines, I would hear “Tahooooo!” called out by the street vendor every morning as he walks around our neighborhood. The practice is still ongoing to this day. When I visit my parents in the Philippines, I still hear “Tahoooo” in the mornings. I hear it as “Welcome home!”. The continuing traditions of the motherland is just wonderful. It’s become one of the prominent aspects of being back home and one that I look forward to.
Here’s a video I posted on IG few months back from my trip to the Philippines.
The Taho Peddler used to walk the streets in our neighborhood. A long pole balanced on one shoulder with two tin buckets on each end of the pole. One bucket holds the soft tofu and the other, caramelized sugar syrup and tapioca balls. The peddler calls out "Tahooooo!" so the neighborhood knows that he's around and we'll run outside and call back "Taho!". It's still the same system of call backs to buy Taho but now, the Taho man in our neighborhood rides in style in a motorbike. #filipinofood #breakfast #Taho #yum #delicious #streetfood #itsmorefuninthephilippines #wanderlust #travel #goodeats #foodtravel #local #localfood #pinoyfood
Oh yeah. Pizza.
I have our vegetarian friends to thank for my new high protein food fave. Over the summer, we met up with Rachel and Aaron in a small Adirondack town. Vegetarian food options were limited so they came with food, including baked tofu slices that Rachel would eat for breakfast. We got to talking about other recipes she used the slices for and she mentioned pizza. Of course! It’s so simple and delicious that I just had to try it. The result was a delicious snack that was fast and easy to make since we already had slices available. I suggest to pre-bake the tofu slices the day before making the pizza. Store the slices in a sealed container (after it has cooled). It will keep fresh in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.