Thursday, February 24, 2011

Taufu Fah 豆腐花

You can see the smoothness of Taufu Fah, it will tremble when you shake the bowl; I am not exaggerating orh! hehehe....
The Tau Foo Fah is ready to be served with white sugar syrup.

I prefer to top with gula melaka ( palm sugar) syrup


The Taufu Fah is ready to be served. Before you know it, the pot is empty in no time. 

 This time, I used the ' organice' soy bean. Hmmm..... sometimes wonder how organic is 'organic'.

This dessert is love by all Malaysian and Singaporean, regardless of races, young and old alike. What about other countries, I really not sure, maybe you can tell me? I believed nobody can resist these gorgeous desserts. It is best to eat it warm, top with either brown sugar or white sugar syrup, Mama Mia! "Slurp" with a spoonful of Taufu Fah into mouth and it melt down to the throat, its heavenly delicious yummy. You have to really taste it, and definitely fall in love with the dessert. Taufu Fah is an ideal dessert for party and friends gathering.

Special thanks to my friend Munly Lee for sharing the recipe, and in return I am sharing the recipe with you all here. Happy trying!


300 gms soy bean
11 bowls of water 

3 heap full tablespon cornflour
1 1/2 teaspoon level  Glucono Delta Lactone 豆花果酸
Mix the cornflour and the Glucono Delta Lactone (GDL) with 3/4 bowl of water.


  1. Soak beans with water for at least 4 hours or over night, changing water in between
  2. Blend beans with 11 bowls of water
  3. Sieve with a muslin cloth
  4. Boil over medium fire. Once boiled, off the fire. Remove the foamy part
  5. Pour the cornflour mixture into pot, then pour the soy beans into the pot. Cover pot.
  6. DO NOT open lid for a least 1 hour.
  7. Serve with white sugar syrup or brown sugar/gula melaka (palm sugar) syrup.

To make the syrup

4 tablespoon of white sugar or brown sugar/gula melaka(palm sugar), mix with some water and 1 small piece of smashed old ginger, melt and boil over medium fire.

Friendly tips

If you are even more lazy than me, quietly give you some lazy man's tips ~ you can buy the ready soy bean milk without sugar from the hawker and make the Taufu Fah, then you can save the method on 1, 2 and 3. hehehe

This is  for the record on 27th October 2011  I have posted  another unlimited creation of  Tau Fu Fah for you to create your own Tau Fu Fah!

Latest twist of Tau Fu Fah  without lime powder or citric acid.  The chilled Tau Fu Fah using agar agar!


  1. My mummy's the multitasking. Yes the Tau Fu Fah, mou tak ting... try it then U'll know

  2. Very nice! Is the citric acid used for konnyaku?

  3. Christine, thank you so much. Only now I realize can use citric acid instead of lime powder, healthy. You're the best!

  4. Annco ~ Yes! The Tau Foo Fah is very nice and smooth! The citric acid can buy from shops selling bakery items.

  5. The Wanderer ~ TQ, Wendy! Now you can DIY this yummy desserts for your family and friends. U will get all thumbs up from them! Best!

  6. Very nice, just like those bought ones. Oh no, better than those. Homemade is the best. Tofu fa is my all-time favourite dessert.

  7. Christine Ho ~ Thank you for yr kind words. Seems everybody love Taufu Fah! Pse drop by my blog once a while!

  8. May I know if I buy ready make soy bean milk how many litre should I buy? Thanks...

    1. Grace, I have yet to measure the soy milk by litre, you may try to weight 10 bowls of water to get the weight in litre. Once you've done that do share the conversion with me! Thanks a million! hehe.....

  9. Hi Christine,

    Do have the recipe of using citric acid to make taufu fah? I'm having a really hard time to find gypsum powder or GDL in Australia. I've tried the chilled taufu fah method, but I still prefer the traditional texture of taufu fah.

    Thanks and have a nice day! :)

    1. Hi Zanox, the measuring for citric acid is as same as GDL,
      Hope this will be able to help you! TQ for dropping by!

  10. Can I use gypsum powder instead? Same measurement?

  11. Where u buy the glucono delta lactone??