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)?
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
1725 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501
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.
237 S. Garfield Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant
3939 N. Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770, USA
112 N International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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
1718 New Ave, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Rice Cakes with Crispy Scallion Tofu at Good Girl Dinette in Highland Park
Good Girl Dinette
110 North Avenue 56, Los Angeles, CA 90042
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