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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?

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chilibeanpaste

 
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  1. 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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    1. re: simonathibault

      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.

      1. re: chilibeanpaste

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

        1. re: simonathibault

          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!

          1. re: simonathibault

            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!

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