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artisan tofu makers

kare_raisu Jul 6, 2006 03:05 AM

are there any existent in the us?

or miso for that matter

  1. Pei Jul 6, 2006 03:48 PM

    Some Japanese restaurants claime to make their own tofu; post on your home board to find them. I can think of Musha in Torrance/Santa Monica and Medicine Eatstation in San Francisco.

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    1. re: Pei
      Caitlin McGrath Jul 6, 2006 07:43 PM

      And of course there are the Korean restaurants specializing ins soondofu stews with freshy made tofu, but I assume the OP is looking for artisanal tofu to buy and eat at home.

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      Alan408 Jul 6, 2006 03:47 PM

      San Jose Tofu in Japantown.

      Southern California has a designer miso producer, if I remember, (and no one else posts) I will post the name of the miso shop tonight.

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        Alan408 Jul 7, 2006 03:47 AM

        The Southern California Miso was imported from Japan.

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        chitta chef Jul 6, 2006 03:06 PM

        South River Miso is awesome - artisanal, fire-roasted. They alsom make a wonderful, lush tamari from the dregs you can find them online and I believe the products are carried at Whole Foods.

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          SteveT Jul 6, 2006 05:36 AM

          Add, in the Bay Area (notice a trend?) Hodo Soy Beanery.
          www.basicsoy.com

          I make my own. Tofu only. Hodo Soy was my inspiration, never having paid attention to the 15 cent commercial tofu I bought precisely because it was 15 cents.

          I did some research when I started my quest and found some restaurants that make it, but don't recall if there were commercial vendors. Never checked into Miso.

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          1. re: SteveT
            Melanie Wong Jul 6, 2006 06:26 AM

            There's also the venerable San Jose Tofu.

            I think the Basic Soy folks are the next generation of the people who run Sogo Tofu. The kids have taken the product outside the ethnic Chinese community.

          2. Melanie Wong Jul 6, 2006 05:22 AM

            Sure. Two that I like very much are Jack in the Beanstalk in Salinas, CA and Sogo Tofu in San Jose, CA.

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