- (dated) Various forms of tofu, made from soybeans.
1917, Chan Shiu Wong, The Chinese Cook Book, page 15:
- Chinese white cheese... Foo yue. (a) Cut bean cake, made of Chinese white beans, into half-inch squares ¼ inch thick. (b) Put into a jar provided with an airtight cover, the size of the jar depending upon the amount to be made. (c) Fill the jar ¼ full of Fun Wine. (d) Salt to taste. (e) Cover air tight and put away for not less than two weeks.
1931, Henry Thurburn Montague Bell, The China Year Book, page 93:
- ...the market for soya bean and its products (bean-cake and bean oil)...
- Akara, a west-African fritter made from black-eyed peas.