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HOW WE MAKE TOFU

We produce the most flavoursome and nutritious tofu of various types. Organic soybeans are soaked, stone-ground, boiled at atmospheric pressure, coagulated with nigari (a sea-water extract) then pressed.

1.PREMIUM SOYBEANS

Blue Lotus Foods only sources its organically certified soybeans from Australian organic farms, mainly from the fertile volcanic soils of the Darling Downs. The soybeans are grown without artificial fertilisers, insecticides, herbicides, and then processed under strictly controlled organic conditions.

2.PREPARATION

The soybeans are inspected before being soaked in pure water for a period of time.

3.GRINDING THE SOYBEANS

The soaked soybeans are ground in a stone grinder with a slow flow of water.  This is a gentle way of grinding and we believe it produces superior flavour and nutrition.

4.COOKING

 This slurry, called ‘go’, is then scooped into a large steam-jacketed kettle where heated water naturally extracts soymilk from the ground soybeans. Doing this extraction at normal atmospheric pressure produces soymilk with the ultimate nutritional and flavour characteristics.

5.COAGULATION

The soymilk is then filtered out from the hot slurry after passing through a filter. The hot soymilk is skilfully stirred by the tofumaker, and Nigari (a sea-water extract) is carefully added to the hot soymilk, magically transforming it into curds and whey! The curds are drained. They are the foundation of tofu.

6.FORMING, CUTTING AND COOLING

The curds are poured into specially designed boxes lined with cheesecloth and pneumatically shaped.

The last step in this traditional process is when the tofu-maker cuts the blocks up by eye and then gently tips them into a chilly bath of fresh cold water. From there they are allowed to hibernate until ready for packing and storage.

THIS IS OUR STORY

Blue Lotus started life in 1980, in a little home kitchen in the fresh pristine environment of the Dandenong Ranges, supplying home made tofu to a few lucky friends in the neighbourhood.  From these humble beginnings, Australia’s first organic tofu was born.

The name ‘Blue Lotus’ has its origins in the Buddhist holy text, the Dhammapada, where it likens the scent of the Blue Lotus flower to the scent of virtue.

Being the first organic tofu made by following a very traditional method, it was sought out by Melbournians in the growing ‘health food stores’ of the 80’s. Up to this day, this enterprise has stubbornly followed the traditional principals despite the longer processing times and strong reliance on skills. Why? Because the tofu that results has an unsurpassed texture and flavour – a fact not lost on the many devoted followers.

We are proud to use only Australian-grown certified organic soybeans. This is a major part of the appeal of Blue Lotus tofu. 

 

Beng

Founder

BENG EU

Beng Eu was born in Singapore, the youngest of 3 children, and has in turn 3 grown-up children of whom he is immensely proud of.  He has misspent his youth living in different countries, getting an education in chemistry (although being in organic foods, now calls himself an ‘anti-chemist’), being drafted into the army and picking up a variety of life skills along the way. But he credits his long persistence and principled approach to Blue Lotus Foods to an unshakeable adherence to a spiritual path of over 40 years.

OUR MISSION IS TO BRING YOU THE PUREST ORGANIC SOYFOODS

RECIPES

The flavour and texture of this tofu make it the tofu of choice for chefs in a number of popular restaurants and cafes.

Here are some easy but healthy and delicious ways with Blue Lotus tofu.

PRODUCTS

Handy-pack
NATURAL ORGANIC TOFU — 250g

Traditionally prepared from certified organic soybeans.

Gluten and dairy free

Smoked-Tofu
SMOKED TOFU

Naturally smoked firm tofu, lightly salted. Delicious and a healthy substitute to smoked meats.

Gluten and Dairy Free.

Tofu-burger
TOFU BURGERS

Nutritious and tasty tofu based vegetarian burger made with a mouthwatering combination of herbs and spices. Macrobiotic.

Gluten and Dairy Free.

Rice-Burgers
RICE BURGERS

Organic brown rice combined with tofu and vegetables in an appetising blend of oriental condiments. Macrobiotic.

Gluten and Dairy Free.

Cutlets
BRAISED TOFU CUTLETS

Natural organic tofu cutlets crisped in vegetable oil and marinated in a mouth watering oriental flavour.

Gluten and dairy free.

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TO – FETTA DELIZIOSA

Cubes of firm tofu in an oil marinade. The perfect non-dairy substitute for feta. In a class of its own.

Gluten and dairy free.

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SWEET CHILLI TOFU NUGGETS

Yummy bite sized cubes of tofu in a delicious sweet chilli sauce. A popular choice for stir-fry’s and salads.

Gluten and dairy free.

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SESAME TOFU NUGGETS

Yummy bite sized cubes of tofu in a delicious teriyaki style sesame sauce. A popular choice for stir-fry’s and salads.

Gluten and dairy free.

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NATURAL ORGANIC TOFU — 550g

Traditionally prepared from certified organic soybeans in a value pack.

Gluten and dairy free

Silken-Tofu
PREMIUM SILKEN TOFU

Luxurious Kinugoshi tofu ideal for Japanese cuisine.

As seen on Masterchef Australia.

Gluten and dairy free.

Seitan
SEITAN

Naturally flavoured wheat protein steaks without the fat.

Dairy free.

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GRILL READY TOFU RANGE

Delicious Marinated Organic tofu ready for the grill or frypan.

Gluten and dairy free.

STOCKISTS

You’ll find our products at the following locations:

All Coles & Woolworths stores in Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland.

Leading IGA stores.

Organic & Health food stores in larger population centres in the eastern seaboard.

TESTIMONIALS