Where to get good tofu?

plain tofu block

It is a bit of a blank canvas.

Leigh tweeted on Friday:

Recommendations for decent tofu in the area? I'm thinking maybe One of a Kind Tea House might be my best bet.
I'm looking for tofu that isn't oil-logged or heavy and is well-seasoned, not just heavily sauced.
The typical Chinese restaurant bean curd is usually just deep-fried into submission & sauced up.

Rochelle seemed to enjoy the tofu she got at One of a Kind last month, so that sounds like a good place to start.

Anyone have recommendations for Leigh? Please share!

Earlier on AOA: The teas at One of A Kind Teahouse

photo: Flickr user FotoosVanRobin


Yono makes a wonderful dish called Tahu Kecap - it is firm tofu, lightly fried and then served with veggies and cellophane noodles in a spicy ginger soy sauce. Sometimes I ask him to make it with his curry sauce instead of the sweet soy. Either way - delicious.

I really enjoyed the blackened tofu at New World Bistro Bar.
A little spicy, and happily not too greasy.

I agree, the tofu at New World Bistro is amazing!

I had a very nice Home Style Tofu at CCK on Central Avenue. The tofu wasn't deep-fried at all, and the sauce was perfect.

I second the recommendation on CCK.

the ma po do fu at ala shanghai was great.

My Linh has tofu bit tet, best tofu I've had in the 518 hands down.

Seconding the tofu bit tet at My Linh. Also giving a shout to the tofu curry at Van's (questionable atmosphere, amazing food).

While it's a little untraditional, the mock egg salad made from tofu at Honest Weight is yummers. I prefer it without the curry, but both options are good. Slap it on some crackers or a thin rice cake and you have a fabu lunch.

I will also give a vote for Van's. Their tofu steak is absolutely incredible. Spicy and savory, it is my favorite tofu dish in the area.

In you're in the mood for kitsch, Emperor's Palace on Wolf Road will do a General Tso's Tofu that will hit every craving you might have all at once. I know it sounds hideous, but it arrives at your table light, sans goopy sauce, and absolutely delicious. Go for lunch and pick up some reasonably priced Dim Sum while you're there.

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