Fermented bean curd, also known as preserved bean curd, is a traditional Chinese condiment made from tofu, rice wine, salt, and seasonings. Fermented bean curd is subtly sweet, rich in umami, and salty with a complex, wine-like flavor. It is a popular as both a condiment and seasoning in Chinese cuisine to flavor marinades, braises, stews, and vegetables.
Uses: Eat fermented bean curd as a side dish to accompany bland foods such as white rice or congee. Add it to your braises, stews, or stir-fried vegetable dishes to add incredible depth of flavor. Fermented bean curd pairs exceptionally well with garlic and snow pea shoots.