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I just nosed around the Akabori fridge (yes, I am still cohabiting with my parents, ok??!?!?), where I found three kinds of tofu. WTF?

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Left: San Jose Tofu, a local favorite- a little shop in downtown SJ where they've been making tofu for decades. They take a piece of tofu out of these huge vats, puts it on a piece of styrofoam, and ties it up into a clear plastic bag, right in front of you. It's the best. $1.95.

Middle: Otokomae tofu, imported from Japan. I've seen this in several fridges throughout Fridgin' Out, people love it. Fairly sweet and super silky smooth- pricey as hell though. Otokomae translates to "Hot Guy" in Japanese though, so I guess there's a premium for that. Find it at many Japanese grocery stores. $4.95.

Right: House tofu, which can now be found at grocery stores. It's the cheapest and the best for cooking, say mapo tofu. $0.89.

I'm on a crazy Six Feet Under binge right now, and I just watched the episode where Lisa feeds "tofu meatloaf" to Nate and Claire in Seattle. Claire excuses herself to the bathroom where she flushes her piece down the toilet. God I love this show- though tofu is probably not something we would ever find in the Fisher fridge.


*UPDATE: Michelle just told me that the House tofu costs $2 at her grocery store in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Oh, New York City...deep breaths.
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3 comments

  • That was Yoko. I am KAyoko.

    Yoko lives in Tokyo with her bf.
    I live in Cupertino with my parents.

    WHO IS COOLER???

    kayoko on

  • aren't you living with your boyfriend?

    "Last weekend I moved to a new apartment with my boyfriend. To properly celebrate our cohabitation I invited fellow Umamimarter June to our home last night"

    Anonymous on

  • ooo… i am a tofu super fan! sigh. i want the mapo tofu soooooo badly right now. with rice.

    Here I bought a sauce pack so as to skip all the seasonings! and i will try this friday after work.
    http://yummiexpress.freetzi.com

    Sophie on

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