Nigari Extra Firm Tofu


There are two different types of tofu available in the market, the firm rough type and the soft silky type.

Nigari Extra Firm Tofu is from the firm, rough type. It is made with "Nigari". Nigari is a tofu coagulant that is most commonly used in Japan; it’s magnesium chloride with other trace minerals. Gypsum or calcium sulfate is used in China. Nigari makes a firmer tofu, it is is available powdered or flaked.

Firm tofu is usually simmered, stir-fried or deep fried in dishes.


Other names: Dow Fu Kon, Tofu
Translations: Nigari Ekstra Įmonės Tofu, Nigari Extra Firma Tofu, Nigari Extra Tofu Firm, Nigari अतिरिक्त फर्म टोफू, Nigari Firm Extra Tofu, Nigari Дополнительная твердый тофу, Nigari Extra εταιρεία Tofu, نيجاري اضافية طيد التوفو, 간수 추가 사무소 두부, Nigari Extra Firma Tofu, Extra Firm Nigari Tahu, Nigari Extra kompanya Tofu, Nigari额外的硬豆腐, Nigari extra firme Tofu, Nigari Extra Firma Tofu, Nigari Studio Extra Tofu, Nigari המשרד תוספת טופו, Nigari extra fast Tofu, Нигари Додатне Фирма Тофу, にがりエキストラ事務所豆腐, Extra nigari tofu ferme, Nigari extra ferma Tofu, Nigari Додаткова твердий тофу, Nigari Екстра Фирма Тофу

Physical Description

With much of the moisture pressed out of it, this kind of light yellow tofu holds it shape and absorbs marinades better than firm tofu. It's the best choice for grilling.

Colors: pale yellow, tan

Tasting Notes

Flavors: Bland,
Mouthfeel: Smooth, Tender
Food complements: Salads
Wine complements: Pinot gris
Beverage complements: Water
Substitutes: Pressed tofu, Dow fu kon

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: You can choose by brand or by texture depending on what you desire.
Buying: You can purchase at your local grocery market, order online, or visit your local whole foods store.

Preparation and Use

Grilled Marinated Tofu
Grilled tofu marinated with soy based sauce.
Salad Greens with Tofu

Cleaning: No cleaning is required.

Conserving and Storing

store in air tight container in the refrigerator in cool temperatures.



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