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Tofu was first introduced to China over 2,000 years ago. It is said that a Chinese prince was traveling in India and came across a dish made from curdled milk. He liked it so much that he brought the recipe back to China. Tofu became a popular food in China and was often used in Buddhist temples.
Tofu was introduced to Japan in the 8th century. It is said that a Buddhist monk brought a block of tofu back from China. Tofu became a popular food in Japan and was often used in Buddhist temples.
Tofu was introduced to the United States in the 19th century. It is said that an American doctor brought tofu back from China. Tofu became a popular food in the United States and was often used in vegetarian dishes.
When it comes to making crispy tofu, the key is to make sure you press as much water out of the tofu as possible before you start cooking. To do this, wrap the tofu in a few layers of paper towels and place a heavy object on top like a cutting board or a cast iron skillet. Leave it to sit for at least 10 minutes, or even overnight for extra crispiness. Once the tofu has been pressed, cut it into cubes and toss it in a mixture of cornstarch and spices, then pan fry it until it's golden and crispy. If you're looking for an even crispier result, you can also bake the tofu in the oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
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