Factory tofu is fine, but it doesn’t have the silken texture and nutty flavor of fresh tofu made by hand. Where do you find it in LA? happybaker‘s favorite, seconded by ebethsdad, is Vinh Loi Tofu in Reseda. The operator makes tofu fresh daily, and it’s totally worth the trip, says ebethsdad.
For tofu flower (soft, silken tofu pudding often served with sweet ginger syrup) and soy milk, TonyC likes VP Tofu in Monterey Park. There’s also Tan Nam Tofu, which supplies Chinese supermarkets in the San Gabriel Valley. Unfortunately, none of the local options are using organic beans, he says. “Then again, if they did, half a gal of soymilk wouldn’t just be $2.50,” says TonyC.
Vinh Loi Tofu [San Fernando Valley – East]
18625 Sherman Way #101, Reseda
VP Tofu [San Gabriel Valley]
237 S. Garfield Avenue, Monterey Park
Tan Nam Tofu [San Gabriel Valley]
9014 E. Garvey Avenue #J, Rosemead
Discuss: fresh tofu?
Header image courtesy of Vinh Loi Tofu.