HEARTY & HEALTHY

WAYS AND POPULAR RECIPE TO COOK FUCHUK

Soybean products are a type of legume native from Asia; it has been part of traditional Malaysia diets for a long time.

Soy food products are a good source of several important nutrients, including vitamin E, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, prebiotic fiber and isoflavone. These nutrients offer several health benefits, such as:

Lower Cholesterol

  • Improve Fertility
  • Reduce Menopause Symptoms

Soy based products include: soy milk, tofu, soy sauce, tempeh, miso and natto. They also make several processed foods that are included in vegan and vegetarian diets, such as meat substitutes, yogurt and cheeses as well as soy flour and soybean oil.

 

WHAT IS FUCHUK

Fuchuk is a soy based product also known as tofu skin, yuba, bean curd skin, bean curd sheet or bean curd robes. In fact, fucuk is the film or skin forms on the liquid surface when you boil soy milk. Fuchuk is very popular in Malaysia, Japan and China.

Once the films are form, you have to collect them and dry them into yellowish sheets known as tofu skin. Tofu skin is not technically a proper tofu, because it is not produced using a coagulant. However, it has a similar texture and flavor of some tofu products.

TYPES OF FUCHUK

You can buy fuchuk fresh, half-dried or in dried form. If you purchase dried tofu skin, you have to re hydrate it in water before use. It is often used to wrap dim sum.

Fuchuk texture is slightly rubbery, and it is also manufactured in bunched, folded and wrap forms. You can use it to replace meat in vegetarian cuisine.

There are many ways you can eat fuchuk; the most popular include:

  • Dried Yuba Stick: Yuba sticks retain their original shape and this bunched tofu skin is called tofu chicken.
  • Meat Alternatives: With fuchuk, you can make meatless meat consisting of rolling thin sheets of tofu skin, tie them closed, and steam until a meaty texture and flavor is developed. You can imitate chicken breast, duck etc. and it is very popular in vegetarian diets.
  • Chopstick: You can also steam the tofu skin on a chopstick until it forms a log. Each slice will be circular with a square hole in the centre, which looks a lot like old Chinese coins.

RECIPE TO COOK FUCHUK

SOY KNOT WITH CAPSICUM & BLACK FUNGUS

INGREDIENT

  • 300g Soy Knot
  • 80g black fungus (soaked, sliced)
  • 80g green capsicum (sliced)
  • 30g carrot (sliced)
  • 10g ginger (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • Tapioca flour
  • 400ml water

SEASONING

  • 1 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in wok, add in ginger and stir-fry over low heat until aromatic.
  2. Add in Soy Knot and other ingredients, stir well.
  3. Add seasoning and water, bring to boil over high heat.
  4. Once boil, thicken sauce with tapioca solution.
  5. Remove from heat and ready to serve.

You can also use fuchuk skin to wrap the following foods:

Yam Roll
Vege Prawn
Prawn Roll
4 Colour Roll