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Chinese Soy Product List
There is a vast variety of basic soy products that Chinese use in their cooking. Here are some of them, in English and Chinese.

Tofu & soybeansTofu and Soybeans
 

Deep Fried Soy Milk Skim 炸豆皮 zha-4 dou-4 pi-2

Dried Tofu 豆腐乾 dou-4 fu-3 gan-1

Immature Green Soybeans 毛豆 mao-2 dou-4 (served in the pod they are known as edamame).

Fermented Black Beans 豆豉 dou-4 chi-3

Fermented Tofu 豆腐乳 dou-4 fu-3 ru-3

Frozen Tofu 冷涷豆腐 leng-3 dong-4 dou-4 fu-3

Soybean 黃豆, 大豆 huang-2 dou, da-4 dou-4

Soybean Oil 黃豆油 huang-2 dou-4 you-2, 大豆油 da-4 dou-4 you-2

Soy 'Meat' 素肉 su-4 rou-4

Soy Milk 豆漿 dou-4 jiang-1

Soy Milk Skim 豆皮 dou-4 pi-2

Soybean Paste 豆瓣醬 dou-4 ban-4 jiang-4

Soybean Sprouts 黃豆芽菜 huang-2 dou-4 ya-2 cai-4

Soy Sauce (regular) 醬油 jiang-4 you-2

Soy Sauce (thick) 醬油膏 jiang-4 you-2 gao-1

Stinky Tofu 臭豆腐 chou-4 dou-4 fu-3

Sweet Flour Paste 甜麵醬 tian-2 mian-4 jiang-4

Tofu 豆腐 dou-4 fu-3


 
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