Tofu in Sungai Udang

In Sungai Udang, Melaka, there stood a handmade tofu factory which spun 50 years of history, each morning freshly producing firm tofu, fried tofu, soybean milk etc. The tiny tin-roofed tofu factory is located within the proprietor’s own courtyard, abiding by the traditional woodfire way of producing artisanal handmade tofu.

The procedures of manufacturing handmade tofu is tedious, the quality of the tofu entirely relies on the master’s cumulative experience over the years as well as mastery of the craft. Each segment including selection of beans, milling into liquid form, condensation, compression, slicing, and deep-frying, are factors which affect the quality of the end product. During the transformation process of soybeans from solid to liquid and back to solid, Handsome Ong and May Ong with their decades of experience, compress nicely the aroma of soybeans into each tofu cube.

Text: Daniel Lim & Pua Hui Wen

有你 UNI Production
Producer : Mok Yii Chek
Cinematographer : Amelia Lim / Evon Pang
Video Editor : Evon Pang
Music : Acoustic Instrumental from Youtube NCM


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