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View Poll Results: Tofu, Tempeh or Seitan?
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#1 Old 04-08-2005, 01:39 AM
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We all have a preference...what is yours?!



Mine is whole-heartedly TEMPEH! I love, love, love the three-grain one. I eat it raw, too! Mmmm.
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#2 Old 04-08-2005, 02:36 AM
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Be careful--I've always heard that tempeh can harbor harmful bacteria that's destroyed in cooking, and that it should be heated through to high temperatures before eating.



Sigh...I love tempeh, and I think it's healthier than tofu, but tofu is and will always be my fave. Tofu is so, so good...especially prepared like chicken in Chinese food...oh boy...delicious.



I don't care much for most seitan, except at the Vietnamese restaurant.
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#3 Old 04-08-2005, 03:49 AM
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I like tofu the best. I've only eaten tempe a few times, I t was nice, but the recipe was really complicated and I like tofu better It's easier to prepare...

I don't think I've ever eaten seitan...
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I LOVE tempeh, but don't think it's nearly as versatile as tofu. I only seem to be able to use tempeh for sandwiches. I'd say tofu also.



Thanks for the warning about raw tempeh. Yikes! I love the 3 grain Soy Boy brand and sometimes find myself nibbling tiny pieces raw while cooking it.
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I picked seitan as my fav. I love my homemade seitan, it never lasts long though in our house
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#6 Old 04-08-2005, 06:12 AM
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I love seitan/gluten. sausages, stir frys, gumbo, soups, burgers... I love it.



tofu is nice & versatile, but... I just love seitan.
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I made my own seitan and made "steaks" with taters yesterday. So at the moment, seitan is my number one. Overall I think tofu will always be my fave. I tried tempeh once and I must have really screwed it up because I hated it.
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I love seitan/gluten. sausages, stir frys, gumbo, soups, burgers... I love it.



tofu is nice & versatile, but... I just love seitan.





my sentiments exactly
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I love all of them, but i voted for tempeh because I make the most amazing sandwiches with it. :-)
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#10 Old 04-08-2005, 08:41 AM
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TOFU - hands down! Its sooo versatile, and I love grilled lemon zest tofu the best! I've had tempeh a few times (not the 3-grain one tho, only the soy kind). Its pretty good grilled in strips .



Don't know if I can honestly make a fair judgement tho, since I've never tried seitan before. The name of it just... turns me off. I know it sounds silly, but I just can't bring myself to buy it or even order it at a restaurant. Oh well, I guess. :P
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I've never tried seitan either so can't really say anything about that. One of these days.



I absolutely LOVE Tofu!!! It's so easy to cook with and tastes fabulous too. Mmmmm, tofu.



Now tempeh, on the other hand, is just plain nasty. I bought some a while back and used it in stir fry after marinating it in some stir fry sauce. I tried so hard to like it but it was really awful. I ended up picking it out cause I just couldn't stomach it. And I felt so bad because I absolutely hate wasting food. Never again.
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Tofu.
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I cannot choose, I love them all equally for different things.
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Never tried seitan before and only tried tempeh once (and wasn't impressed). I looove tofu in Chinese food. Yummy!
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Tofu! (I have yet to try tempeh or seitan).
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Seitan, not keen on tofu so far how i've tried it, and have never tried tempeh!
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I chose all equally...for me it really depends on the dish I suppose



Cheers for good thread!
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Would somebody mind explaining the difference between them all to me? I know tofu very well, and have heard of the other two, but have never been too sure on what they were.
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I love seitan/gluten. sausages, stir frys, gumbo, soups, burgers... I love it.



tofu is nice & versatile, but... I just love seitan.



I guess Jerry Falwell was right about feminists worshipping seitan

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all the way!
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I like the triangle tofu stuff.
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I like them all because they're all good in different things... tofu is my fave for chinese and stirfry and scrambles...

Tempeh makes awesome sandwiches and stir frys too.

Seitan - or gluten - satisfys that "something meaty to chew on" sorta craving I get sometimes and works great as a meat sub. in soups, "steaks" and stroganoff and such...
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I love all three, but tempeh's interesting flavor and texture give it just a slight edge
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Tempeh is my world.



Seitan on occasion for "Hunan Beef" can be a treat. And deep fried tofu comes out OK. But tempeh is a whole new taste explosion.
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Be careful--I've always heard that tempeh can harbor harmful bacteria that's destroyed in cooking, and that it should be heated through to high temperatures before eating.



Sigh...I love tempeh, and I think it's healthier than tofu, but tofu is and will always be my fave. Tofu is so, so good...especially prepared like chicken in Chinese food...oh boy...delicious.



I don't care much for most seitan, except at the Vietnamese restaurant.



I'll make a mental note to always, always cook it from now on! Thanks!
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Tempeh is my world.



Seitan on occasion for "Hunan Beef" can be a treat. And deep fried tofu comes out OK. But tempeh is a whole new taste explosion.



Yes! I love tempeh.
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Gimme My Fu!



I can only handle tempeh prepared in a really specific way that I seem to be unable to do myself. And while seitan made up an awesome stirfry the other night, I was going to make sandwiches out of the leftover seitan-bits and b/f was like, "That's just flour, right? So you're going to make a sandwich out of a dumpling? You're going to make a sandwich sandwich?" and I couldn't help but think he had a point. Yes, I know gluten flour has protein in it and I'm not one of those obsessive protein-scarfers but...I just wanted tofu, is all.
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#28 Old 04-11-2005, 07:23 PM
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Praise seitan!
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