This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by known and also anonymous authors
2 Ckes tofu, firm
3 tb Tamari
3/4 c Water
1/4 ts Five-spice powder
2 Whole stars of star anise
1 ts Molasses
Cut each cake of tofu in half horizontally. Combine marinade ingredients in a pot wide enough to accept the four tofu pieces in a single layer. Bring marinade to a boil & add tofu. Simmer, uncovered, on very low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat & marinate for 3 hours, turning 2 or 3 times. Keeps refrigerated & wrapped for a week.
"Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant Cookbook"