Soybean custard (tau fu fa)

4 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1 liter soy milk

1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon gypsum powder

1/4 cup water


  • Boil soy milk. Remove any bubbles.
  • Mix gypsum powder, cornstarch and water together. Mix well.
  • Pour the hot soy milk and gypsum mix together into a large bowl. Give it a real quick stir.
  • Then cover with wet cheesecloth and cover. Let it sit for 1 hour without moving it.
  • Serve the custard with sugar syrup.
  • Sugar syrup:
    1 cup water with 1 slab brown sugar. Boil until slightly thicken. (optional: add a couple slice of ginger if you want ginger taste.).
  • Microwave the custard for a super hot dessert. It's so smooth that it'll slip down your throat before you know it.


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