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chilibeanpaste Feb 13, 2011 09:14 AM

I was at the Chinese grocer's last week and asked if they had smoked tofu. The cashier came over to the coolers and looked and replied no. There was a Chinese restauranteur nearby and pointed to this and said that is what I was looking for. Is this indeed smokey tofu? I am also looking for a Sichuan recipe for whatever tofu this is. Can anyone help?

Thanks

chilibeanpaste

 
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    YiReservation Jun 18, 2011 06:15 AM

    What Sichuan tofu recipe are you looking for? Is it a cold dish using the smoked tofu?

    1. simonathibault Feb 13, 2011 11:45 AM

      It could be. Looks more like five-spice tofu, which is tofu that is marinated in a five-spice and soy blend. May I ask what store you were at? Even if it's not what you're looking for, it's tasty for another recipe.

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        chilibeanpaste Feb 14, 2011 04:32 PM

        Simon - I got it at Tian Phat. It's in the first cooler on the right side of the store, on the extreme left side - middle shelf.

        Five spice tofu could be interesting but recipes are scarce.

        Maybe I should post it to the Toronto area where the stuff is made.

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          simonathibault Feb 15, 2011 04:23 AM

          I just use five spice tofu in simple stir fries or stuffed with other foodstuffs. Have you tasted it yet?

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            chilibeanpaste Apr 19, 2011 12:45 PM

            Rather a late response, sorry Simon. The spicy tofu was quite tasty but not earth-shattering. We used in in a few simple dishes - stir-fried spinach and a simple rice dish. Today I spotted genuine smoked tofu at Pete's!

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              chilibeanpaste Apr 19, 2011 12:45 PM

              Rather a late response, sorry Simon. The spicy tofu was quite tasty but not earth-shattering. We used in in a few simple dishes - stir-fried spinach and a simple rice dish. Today I spotted genuine smoked tofu at Pete's!

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