Top Quality Japanese/Korean Silken Tofu, Where Art Thou?!?
OK, so my wife is from Japan, and she's a big Tofu Snob.
She even writes about it: http://www.menuism.com/blog/tofu-is-t...
Seriously, she's obsessed.
We used to get a really nice Organic Extra-Silken korean tofu at Epicerie Coreene et Japonaise on Ste. Catherine West, just off the Forum. It was impossibly light and dreamy and would just collapse on contact with a chopstock...the way Silken Tofu should.
But they've stopped carrying it. I asked the owner about it. He said the supplier was too flaky - would have product one week, then not show up for the next two, etc. - so he stopped buying from them.
Every other Tofu brand we've found is yucky. The stuff at Kim Phat doesn't bear talking about. Chinatown is full of gnarly fake-meat style Chinese tofu. The other Korean shops seem to carry only industrial Tetrapak tofu that's Silken in name only.
We're pretty desperate by now. It's putting a serious strain on our marriage.
Where oh where can you find seriously light, fluffy, fresh Korean/Japanese style Silk Tofu in Montreal? There has to be some place...
You could check Miyamoto on Victoria Or you could make a trek to Ottawa to see if the T&T carries something different.
Failing either, I'd suggest that either you or your wife start making it. Local production is controlled
I'm feeling a bit frightened to suggest anything with such high silken tofu standards (nice photo on the blog by the way, looks delicious), but you could try Panda brand which is sold at Segal's on St-Laurent and Marché Oriental near Jean-Talon in big white buckets. Or contact the organic korean tofu company directly and ask where they distribute in Montreal, maybe?