"...It is call'd Teu Fu, that is Paste of [Soy Beans]. I did not see how they made it. They drew the Milk out of the [Soy Beans], and turning it, make great Cakes of it like Cheeses, as big as a large Sive, and five or six fingers thick. All the Mass is as white as the very Snow, to look to nothing can be finer...."
- Friar Domingo Navarrete, 17th century