Buzzbuzz, this is for you! I told you I'm going to show you my short-cut version.
I have been making this short-cut tofu fah for years and have passed the secret to my friends here. This bowl of silken tofu fah is from a box!! It is as good or better than those sold at the good dim sum restaurants here. That's why I don't bother to order. What's more, super easy to do! Of course you can make tofu from it as well but I only buy it to make tofu fah since you can buy cheaper tofu at the store.
What do you think? Silken soft right? I like mine with ginger brown sugar syrup.
This is how the box looks like. Now, my secret is out. Anyone can make a bowl of silken soft tofu fah at your own house without a fuss! Actually a couple of bowls, one box can serve up to 6-8 bowls tofu fah.
Edit to add: Inside the box is a package of soy bean powder and a small package of hardening agent. The recipe for tofu fah is on the side of the box, basically add more water. You will need to mix the soy bean powder with the amount of water required until dissolved and then cook it on the stove top until boiling. Set aside and add the hardening agent and pour in a container and then cover the container with foil or kitchen towel and let it harden for 20-30 mins. You have to cook your own syrup to serve with this.