Tofu is the unsung hero of Japanese cuisine: it's so widely used that after a certain point you start noticing it only by its absence. And if you are serious about your tofu, especially outside Japan where not all supermarkets carry 20 different brands of 10 different kinds, Handmade Wooden Tofu Press is for you: it isn't just a mold but a veritable cuisine kit allowing you to create nice, firm healthy tofu curds in your own kitchen.
Of course, you will still need some soy milk but if you get some of that, the Handmade Tofu Press comes with the other essential, nigari salt (aka magnesium chloride) extracted from seawater that will make your milk coagulate. And then you only need to lay in the press the pieces of cloth filter, put the mix over this, put the lid on, add something heavy to keep it down... and let nature take its course. In 15-20 minutes your curd will be ready for the refrigerator and an hour later, for your plate: healthy and handmade in a handmade hinoki cypress press!
The Handmade Wooden Tofu Press features:
- Size: 17 x 12.3 x 10cm (6.6 x 4.8 x 3.9")
- Includes 12 satchels of natural nigari (magnesium chloride) salt coagulant, which is enough for making 24 curds
- Includes 2 straining cloth filters: 37 x 34cm (14.5 x 13.3")
- Press materials: hinoki cypress wood
- Made in Japan
- Instructions: Japanese