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Dec 8, 2010 02:28 PM

Favorite Tofu Dishes?

Where can I find some outstanding Tofu dishes in the LA area? I love the Eat Phamish truck's tofu- it's unlike any i've ever had. i LOVE the tofu at GO VEGGIE, they marinate it with garlic, soy sauce, and lemon juice however it's too far. i'm looking for suggestions that are more than just tofu and green curry from thai restaurants. Thanks!

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  1. the bean curd dessert @ viet noodle bar is ridiculously awesome. i am not a fan of anything else.

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    1. re: ns1

      I like BCD Tofu 24 hours and they have several locations.
      Curry House in Little Tokyo. They also have a good Italian/Japanese veggie selection of pastas.
      Mr. Ramen in Little Toyko has a really good tofu and seaweed salad...also, they have a whole selection of ramen served with veggie broth instead of pork.
      The Vegen Plate in Studio City is also really good veggie thai.

      Mr. Ramen
      341 1/2 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    2. any of the tofu dishes served at MUSHA in santa monica.
      they make their own.

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      1. re: westsidegal

        I second Musha! Their tofu is excellent! Try their Soon Tofu with seafood. Not as heavy handed on the spices as the Korean version, but incredibly good!

      2. if you are ever in the valley (reseda), go to vinh loi tofu and get anything on their menu.

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        1. in venice, go to MAO'S KITCHEN and order MAO'S HOMETOWN made with extra smoked tofu (it will cost a little more to get the smoked tofu added, but it's worth it).

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          1. re: westsidegal

            I agree that dishes with the smoked tofu at Mao's are a good suggestion. My favorites are the coconut curry vegetables with smoked tofu and fried rice with tofu (add cashews for crunch!).

          2. The best tofu dishes, IMO, are in the San Gabriel Valley. There are too many to name. For example, at Mei Long Village (one of the more Westerner friendly restaurants in the SGV, menu link below), try these dishes:

            Preserved vegetable with bean curd sheet
            Diced dry bean curd with brocolli stalk


            At Shanghai Restaurant, try the vegetarian duck. (Mei Long Village may have this terrific classic dish too, but it's not evident from the menu).

            Try Burmese tofu at Yoma in the SGV. This is actually made from chickpeas, not soybeans, but it's yum.

            Look for spicy bean curd shreds in the pre-prepared-food bars at Szechuan restaurants in the SGV.

            Homemade fresh tofu is yum too. One place you can get it is at Mori Sushi in West LA.

            Tofu cheesecake at Real Food Daily is pretty good.

            Yoma Restaurant
            713 E Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA

            Mei Long Village
            301 W Valley Blvd Ste 112, San Gabriel, CA 91776