It was so hot here in San Diego this past weekend that my baking plans flew out the window. Instead, I indulged on sweet treats of ice cream, lots of different fruit, and pandan flavored soybean pudding!
Soy bean pudding, also known as Dou Hua was one of my favorite cold treats growing up. It's also a healthy alternative to some other cold sweet treats. Dou Hua is a type of tofu. By itself, it really has no flavor. It is usually served with a syrup with crushed ginger. Eaten together, it tastes a lot like the soybean milk drink. I usually buy mine at Ranch 99, and the containers usually look something like this:
The tofu is usually in a big container, with a small container of syrup on top. It's usually found in the refrigerator section of chinese supermarkets, near the milk and soybean drinks.
Normally, the tofu is a normal off-white tofu color. However, the pandan flavored one is a pretty light green. I've always eaten the regular one, but decided to change things up a bit. Especially because I really like the light green color. It tasted almost the same. I couldn't really taste the pandan. But it still tasted good.