Also known as: 
Bean curd

Made from soy milk, Tofu is a very popular East and South East Asian ingredient. Tofu is available in many varieties and can be used in myriad ways. Very neutral in flavour and smell, Tofu has be to seasoned or marinated well to suit the needs of the dish. With its popularity as a meat-alternative, tofu has made its way into many a western cuisine
Commonly used in: 
Salads, appetisers and as meat-alternatives

Health benefit: 
High in protein, tofu is ideal for vegetarians and vegans