Now that I’ve completed my mission to try every Sweet Aha! flavor, what should I set my tastebuds on next?
There’s actually another vendor at the same farmer’s market that’s a likely candidate, Tofu Yu, makers of fine artisanal tofu products of every size, shape and form. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to try out their stuff. I didn’t know what I was missing. I must remedy this.
Pictured above, Tofu Yu Spicy Coconut Strips, 4 oz for 4 bucks. It has a nice firm texture with a spicy kick, a bit of coconut flavor and a hint of sweetness. The whole container is one serving which I can easily eat all by itself. I imagine it would be good too with rice and veggies.
Tofu Yu Gluten Free Spicy Curry Veggie Wraps for 5 bucks. It is indeed spicy but not overly so. No ingredients listed but there’s definitely lettuce, carrots, nuts, some sort of sauce… It’s a great snack if you get the munchies while at the farmer’s market or as lunch on the go. Two bites of one of the pinwheel slices and it’s gone so it’s not too messy to eat on the run.
I thought the wrapping part was tofu but it’s actually made from brown rice flour and chickpea flour. They’re available for sale just by themselves in a rainbow of colors. While I’m looking forward to trying those out, it’s gonna be hard to top that spicy curry wrap.
Tofu Yu Five Spice Smoked Tofu, 4 bucks. Good flavor, not too salty. Delicious cold on top of a salad or sliced onto a piping hot bowl of noodles.
Looks just like a normal block of tofu doesn’t it?
But inside, you can see it’s layers of tofu. The layers give the tofu a firm and chewy texture. This is one of my favorite Tofu Yu items.
Tofu Yu Soy Cheese Sushi, 6 bucks. It may be called soy cheese but it doesn’t really taste like cheese. I thought the flavors were more Japanese what with the seaweed, green onion and cilantro.
While it looks a little on the plain side, it’s not bland at all. It’s very nicely seasoned, the texture is firm and not mushy. The seaweed is soft but easily chewable. Another solid, filling option for on the go eating.
Tofu Yu Garlic Pepper Tofu, 4 bucks. At first glance, it may appear that the garlic pepper is just a coating on the outside (at least the pepper part). But upon cutting into the block, you’ll see it’s peppered throughout.
It’s not especially peppery or garlicky tasting, it’s much more subtle, good for combining with other things in a stir-fry, curry or salad.
Tofu Yu Spicy Lemon Strips, 4 bucks. The good: it’s just like the Spicy Coconut Strips but with lemon flavor. The bad: it’s all gobbled down much too quickly.
And that’s just a small selection of their many inventive products. You can find Tofu Yu at any number of San Francisco Bay Area grocery stores and farmer’s markets, check out their website for locations.