Tofu is a protein-rich food that is a popular meat substitute. It originated in China some 2,000 years ago and is a staple of Asian cuisine. Though tofu itself is fairly bland, what it lacks in flavor it makes up for in versatility; it comes in a range textures and works well in both sweet and savory dishes. Like cheese, tofu is made from coagulated milk. The difference is that tofu uses soy milk, made by soaking, grinding, boiling, and straining dried soybeans. What is “thousand-layer tofu”?