While grocery shopping at the local Asian supermarket, I came upon a new product, House Foods Go Umami tofu bar. Basically an 1-ounce strip of baked tofu in a ready to eat package.
Despite seeing House Foods water-packed tofu around, it’s constantly overlooked for the Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s brand of tofu. Until I picked up a 4-pack of the House Foods Organic Firm Tofu at Costco. Totally fine, no idea why I never tried their tofu before.
Seeing a now familiar brand, I confidently dropped a couple of Go Umami tofu bars into my basket. Sometimes trying new food stuff from the Asian supermarket can be sketchy experience due to the limited English on some packaging. I’m happy to report more familiar and organic brands popping up at the store lately.
Out of three flavors, only two were in stock at the store for .89 each. The Hickory Smoke has a strong smoky taste if you like that sort of thing. The Savory flavored one is much milder which I actually prefer. The Orange Teriyaki flavor was out of stock so I didn’t get to try that one. The texture and color is just like what you would expect from baked tofu.
A bit of a downside is the tofu bars do need to be refrigerated. On the upside, it means no preservatives. For on the go snacking, it’s fine if you have a cooler handy or if you eat it shortly after purchasing. I can see pairing a Go Umami tofu bar with a Starbucks salad for extra protein while traveling. Otherwise, I might as well just make a batch of Chinese 5-spice Baked Tofu at home and throw it into the cooler to take with.