Its no secret… I’m warming up to tofu.
Let me explain.
The first time I had tofu was when I was probably 10. It was at Kama Kura in my hometown and I was chowing down on some sweet miso when I encountered some little tofu bits. Tentatively, I bit into one. I did NOT like what I tasted. I took personal offense to the texture and didn’t like the flavor (no offense to Kama Kura). Since that time I have been adverse to tofu.
I started to take baby steps back to tofu at a Nasoya event last October. I tried tofu creations that were tasty and that I could re create on my own. I definitely felt myself warming up to tofu. In the past few months, while I didn’t actively buy any tofu I tried it at Akira and several other restaurants. Finally, last week, I got the guts to buy and cook tofu.
This is not a recipe post because I didn’t attempt anything fancy. I made a stir fry that any old person can make. I
probably oversauced it with soyaki (Bartol style for all of those Simmons alums out there). And I have to say that I enjoyed the tofu prepared this way. It was light, but filling.
I mixed it with short grain brown rice. I just discovered the bulk section of Whole Foods. Great deal! I got a ton of brown rice for $3. Budget FTW! I made two portions and I have to say that this was actually pretty tasty and very filling. I will continue to eat meat but much of the time I don’t prepare meat at home because it’s expensive and moderately time consuming. I have leftover tofu and I definitely have recipes from the Nasoya site I want to try (I’m looking at you Moroccan Tofu).
Do you like tofu? Have you always liked tofu? Any tasty recipe suggestions?