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Do you eat tofu?

Response Percent Votes
31% 220
I’ve never tried it
24% 175
I’ve tried it and hate it
23% 168
I eat it often
20% 144
Total 707


Amy Heeter 7 years, 1 month ago

I do thanks to the guiltless gourmet, Iv tried s few of her receipes.

Mike Hatch 7 years, 1 month ago

Only if it's cooked with something else that has a strong flavor that it'll absorb.

On its own, ugh!

RoeDapple 7 years, 1 month ago

Well, yes I have . . .

But if you try a few squares of particle board fried in bacon grease you'll never go back.

kernal 7 years, 1 month ago

Not my favorite food, but can get it down if good manners dictate it.

5thgeneration 7 years, 1 month ago

I eat Central Soyfoods tofu and tempeh. Love their tofu.

equalaccessprivacy 7 years, 1 month ago

Central Soyfoods does an excellent job making tofu--among the best I've tasted.

jonas_opines 7 years, 1 month ago

Good with some thai dishes. It can wind up with so many flavors and consistencies based on how and with what it's prepared, that it's difficult to see how someone could flatly say that they hate it in all its forms

riverdrifter 7 years, 1 month ago

Years ago somebody put a slab of tofu on my grill and turned around and walked off. A few minutes later my lab thought it was grilled to perfection.

Michael Throop 7 years, 1 month ago

You don't just "eat" tofu. It must be cooked, or added to a meal to be used.

ak22 7 years, 1 month ago

ma po tofu...delicious. try it @ encore cafe!

independant1 7 years, 1 month ago

I rate tofu right up there with paste, guar gum and soylent green.


Kris_H 7 years, 1 month ago

It's good a lot of ways. I prefer that someone else keep it and cook it, though. I do like it in hot and sour soup, and I had some marinated, baked tofu from The Merc that was great even by itself, which is unusual for tofu.

What I think is icky are most of the pretend meats. If you want something that tastes and looks like meat, eat meat. My opinion is that vegetables should taste like vegetables and tofu should taste like whatever else you cook it with, the spicier the better. :)

Adrienne Sanders 7 years, 1 month ago

Most vegetarians don't want something that tastes like meat. I think the fake meats are supposed to appeal to people who are trying to eat healthier, maybe... I dunno. Some of them taste okay but you're right, they don't taste like meat and should stop trying to pretend.

Adrienne Sanders 7 years, 1 month ago

Tofu is a blank slate. It is what you make of it. On its own or inadequately seasoned, yuck. Cooked well with a good sauce/flavor it's yummy. I marinate it in soy sauce, garlic, ginger, whatever else sounds good and then bake it, it's delicious.

Adrienne Sanders 7 years, 1 month ago

You're only going to get enough to affect you if you eat tons of soy, all the time, everyday. It is in a lot of processed foods so you have to look out for that, but generally speaking, the occasional tofu meal is not going to hurt you at all.

Kirk Larson 7 years, 1 month ago

I know there was some idiot awhile back who said tofu makes you gay because of the psedo-estrogens. If that were true then most of Japan would be gay. There is more real estrogen in beef from the injections they get on the ranch to fatten them up.

somedude20 7 years, 1 month ago

I love meat but a friend and I ordered from Encore and I could not tell which was the teriyaki chicken (mine) and which was the tofu teriyaki chicken (hers). I guess you could bread and fry a rat, people would eat it. Of course deep frying the tofu eliminated most of the healthy elements to it

Kirk Larson 7 years, 1 month ago

As I mention above, there are more hormones in beef thanks to ranchers injecting them.

RoeDapple 7 years, 1 month ago

I'll just stick with 'mercun food! Like french fries, tacos and vodka!

speak_up 7 years, 1 month ago

Plenty of men eat tofu and don't get moobs. The secret is to get your lazy butt off the couch and exercise a little bit. Funny... the same things helps for carnivores... And I know I've seen far more squishy carnivores than vegetarians.

Kirk Larson 7 years, 1 month ago

I love it. I'm no vegetarian, but I can make some good tofu dishes. I even worked at Central Soyfoods for a little while when it was at 14th and Mass behind the old Waxman Candle shop. It's good for you, good for the environment, versatile, and cheap!

jafs 7 years, 1 month ago

You certainly could if you wanted to.

I make tofu chili with onions, garlic, tomatoes and chili spices - you could add sour cream or yogurt as well.

It's quite good.

Kirk Larson 7 years, 1 month ago

Yeah, you're right about the water. Better go drink out of the river.

Kirk Larson 7 years, 1 month ago

So you only buy beef at the Merc? Good for you.

Reuben Turner 7 years, 1 month ago

sounds high in sodium. and the name doesn't even sound appealing.

speak_up 7 years, 1 month ago

No, actually, it is not high in sodium at all.

adagio 7 years, 1 month ago

I eat tofu all.of.the.time. I eat it weekly and it is the greatest thing on earth. People who do not like tofu haven't eaten it prepared the right away. It is so versatile which makes it amazing!

speak_up 7 years, 1 month ago

Tofu is delicious and nutritious. Well, one can make it delicious with a little skill.

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