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Tofu and certain vegetables can be used to simulate meat. Being an aggressive omnivore myself, I never developed a taste for this pseudo-meat, but I admit some of it is decent. I mix it liberally with spicy sauce if I'm offered this dish and it is too impolite to decline it.

  1. Soak bean curd in water to cover about 1/2 hour until soft. Mix together remaining ingredients, then marinate the softened bean curd sheets in this mixture about 2 hours.
  2. Select the largest and smoothest sheet and lay it on a flat surface. Place the remaining sheets on it evenly, so that when rolled it will form a cylinder of regular dimensions. Roll it up tightly. Place it on a single piece of cheesecloth or old sheet and roll it up with the cloth overhanging at both ends. Tie the bundle at both ends where the bean curd ends.
  3. Place in a steamer and steam about 1 hour. Check to make sure the water does not boil away. Cool the roll and unwrap it. Cut into 1/4" slices. Serve cold.

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