As you may know, tofu is stored in a little tub of water at the stores and since tofu is absorbent, that means it’s full of water when you first open it. When I first started cooking tofu, it took me awhile to realize why draining tofu is a good thing. Tofu absorbs much more flavor when drained, fries better in scrambles or other tofu dishes, and just has a better, more chewy texture. Here are two methods that I use, depending on how much time I have to cook. The longer version definitely drains the tofu better, however the quicker version will get the job done.