Tofu flower carving
Gao Pingfeng prepares dishes made of tofu flowers and Chinese wolfberries. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
Carving on hard materials like wood and stone is not unusual to see. However, Gao Pingfeng, a young man from Suichang county in Lishui, Zhejiang province has amazed the public with his special soft and silken tofu carving skills.
Tofu, or bean curd, is a food made from soy milk, water and a coagulant. Gao uses un-drained and un-pressed tofu for carving.
A small knife, a basin of water and a piece of tofu are all that is required to craft a tofu flower. Gao can make a blooming white rose in a few minutes with his dexterous hands.
Gao started his career as a cook 16 years ago. Purposed with carrying forward his carving skills in Suichang, he devoted himself to many years of practice.
Besides tofu flowers, Gao is also able to carve different patterns on watermelons and polyfoams.
Gao carves a white tofu rose in a basin of water. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
Gao's carving of an octopus done on polyfoam. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]