AC, I didn't realize that there is a difference between bean curd and tofu . Does anybody know what that difference is, and would they give an explanation?
Drea, here when one says bean curd it means tofu which is very, very smooth, jelly like, resembling yoghurt (curd). It's wobblier than silken tofu and it's usually eaten from a bowl. It cannot be used for cooking coz of it's texture.
When one says tofu, it means the firmer kind, and even that has many, many varieties. I only know their names in Hokkien (chinese dialect), so...
Technically I suppose they're all bean curds. The degree of fermentation of the soy milk will decide the texture of the bean curd.