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Ok, so some of the people over at vegweb (mainly Choi) have commented time and time again on how much better fresh tofu is than the stuff I get at the grocery store. Well, last night at a local Japanese restaurant, I had fresh tofu for the first time and everyone was right...it is much better! Plus, the Japanese restaurant has a number of vegan selections, so it's another place me and the omni bf can go for dinner!

Is it weird to get this excited about tofu?
 

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Nah, it's not that weird, besides, we already know you're nuts, muppet, and we love you for it.


The fresh tofu they put in the steamed veggies and tofu I get at the Chinese restaurant is *so* much better than the kind you buy at the grocerey store.

I'm jealous of everyone wirh an Asian market near them...we don't have one, unfortunately, as far as I know.

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fresh tofu is delicious. i can't even eat the brand-name chemical-tasting tofu anymore, it's just repulsive. but mmm, how do i love fresh tofu..
 

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I hate it when I buy tofu and it's not fresh. And my experience is that at most stores it usually isn't. It doesn't have that fresh smell and sometimes it's even sour.

Fortunatly I found a couple stores where I live that have fresh tofu. One of them is a farmers market and the other is Trader Joe's.
 

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No wonder the tofu is so much better at the Chinese restaurant! I wish I could learn to cook it at home to taste that great. I need a place that sells fresh tofu... or... I could make my own ne?
 

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i really don't know anything about making tofu yourself but from what i've heard, it's very difficult to do. but good luck if you decide to try
 

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mmmmm..., yes fresh is best.

i actually live by a place that makes fresh tofu and soymilk (which, for some reason, i don't care for) - it's like a little piece of heaven
i have to be careful though cuz i can easily eat waaayy too much of the stuff (or is that not possible??)
 

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It's not that hard to make your own.

First you have to make the soy milk.

Then you mix in a coagulating agent like calcium sulfate.

Once it forms the curds you put it into a box and let it set.

That's the basic idea.

If you want to look into it more go to the link below. This is where I bought my supplies:

http://www.soymilkmaker.com/making_tofu.html
 

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Embarassingly enough, I didn't know there was such a thing as fresh tofu until this year.
I thought it all came like vacuum-packed and slippery slimy, which is why I abhorred the stuff.

Then I found fresh tofu for the first time and I am in love!


I could eat it every day if it weren't so expensive here....
 

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When you say fresh.....Are you not talking about fresh as in, in a cardboard box, vacuum packed in the fresh section. Do you mean like.....Fresh..very fresh?
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the fresh tofu i buy is sitting in water, along with a bunch of other chunks of tofu, in a pretty big plastic container. you choose the chunk of tofu you want and put it in a bag
so it's not already packaged or anything like that. it also doesn't stay as long (about 5 days max if i change the water everyday) as the packaged kind.

but it tastes delicious!
 

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I used to buy fresh tofu at a local Asian market that was simply wrapped in Saran wrap, no water at all. It was very firm, and I think was made in a tofu shop in Little Saigon (is there a Vietnamese style of tofu?). It was really great.

The only caution, though, is that once I made a sort of tofu gravalax with the fresh variety. I didn't notice until I'd eaten a few slices that there were a few, very tiny pink dots on some of the slices. I got pretty ill that night. I haven't had any of the fresh stuff since, but that's because I've since moved, not through any tofu-phobia/tofobia.

Beware the pink dots!
 
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