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Mar 29, 2010 12:50 AM

Your Favorite Tofu

Ok, I admit it, I love tofu. There is nothing better than a bubbling stone pot of kimchi chigae with chunks of steaming silken tofu and pork belly on a cold afternoon.

What tofu dishes do you love in LA (and the SFV)?

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  1. 1) the PURE TOFU that is served at Musha in santa monica
    2) any of the tofu dishes served at vinh loi tofu in reseda
    18625 Sherman Way
    Reseda, CA 91335-4180
    (818) 996-9779

    1725 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501

    1. Izakaya Bincho's agedashi tofu and ricotta cheese tofu.

      VP Tofu's hot and cold pandan or black sesame tofu puddings - their tofu milks are super fresh as well. No place to sit but your car... :)

      Sea Harbour's steamed egg tofu with scallops.

      VP Tofu
      237 S. Garfield Ave
      Monterey Park, CA 91754

      Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant
      3939 N. Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770, USA

      Izakaya Bincho
      112 N International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

      3 Replies
      1. re: bulavinaka

        Nthing VP tofu. Fried tofu with wood-ear mushroom and glass noodles is one of my favorites. All their soy milk and the various puddings and doufu hua are also good.

        Also seconding the pure tofu at Musha.

        424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

        1. re: will47

          VP Tofu's fried tofu with "wild fungus" is another good one...and reminds me that I need to check out more of their offerings.

          1. re: JThur01

            have you ever tried vk tofu in rosemead? does it compare?

      2. Stinky tofu at Mama's Kitchen, with a close second being the same dish at Won Won Kitchen.

        Won Won Kitchen
        9461 Las Tunas Dr, Temple City, CA 91780

        Mama's Kitchen
        1718 New Ave, San Gabriel, CA 91776

        1. Rice Cakes with Crispy Scallion Tofu at Good Girl Dinette in Highland Park

          Good Girl Dinette
          110 North Avenue 56, Los Angeles, CA 90042

          1. I love the egg tofu dishes at many of the Chinese restaurants, which are usually, but not always totally vegetarian, too. I particularly like the versions with the brown skin--I've never been able to figure out how to replicate that at home. Egg tofu is sold in tubes, then sliced into the shape of a fat checker. The trouble is that there is no uniform name for this dish. Strangely, the best version is at Golden Dragon in Chinatown, where I think it's called house special tofu. It's also called house special tofu at Golden City in Chinatown, but I think it was merely tofu with dried scallop at J R Bistro in Chinatown. On the other hand at Lunasia in Alhambra it was called double braised tofu with egg white, which I believe is a misnomer because egg tofu is made with tofu plus whole egg.

            J R Cafe
            512 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776