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View Poll Results: What's your opinion on tofu?
Tofu is great! 24 61.54%
Tofu is occasionally good, but not very often. 4 10.26%
No feelings either way 1 2.56%
Tofu? Yuck! 10 25.64%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-23-2007, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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This seems to be an issue that divides people more than most others: is tofu a good thing, or a bad thing?

Some think it's healthy, has a great texture, and is wonderful in how it soaks up and solidifies the taste of the sauces around it. Others think it's disgusting.

Personally I like tofu: the way it looks, the texture, and, of course, how it takes in the flavor of whatever's around it.

What do you think?
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I hate it ! I have vegetarian friends who are convinced it tastes like meat once you've added sauce or marinade to it but I just can't see that at all !
I don't like the texture of it, it has no taste so you might as well just have the accompaniments rather than tofu. It just seems completely pointless as a product.
I actually love a lot of vegetarian food but Tofu IMO has no place in cooking at all.
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:21 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I grew up eating all kinds of tofu. My favorite kind is the silken (soft) tofu; sometimes I'll just eat the tofu raw out of the container.
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:29 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I like tofu raw, as well.
But I am the only one in my family who will touch it.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I like it in things, but won't eat solid hunks of it. Yick.

The word "tofu," however, cracks me up. Tofu tofu tofu!
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:39 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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I luuuuv tofu - I could not imagine having miso soup or hot and sour soup without delectable chunks of silken tofu. The firm tofu is great in a stir fry as well. I guess it's an exposure thing - we were exposed to tofu when we were just kids so it's very normal for us.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:54 AM
 
Location: NEW JERSEY
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love it!!!
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:13 AM
 
Location: CA
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Tofu is a wonderful food and I love it. I often think that people who don't like it either don't know how to prepare it or haven't had any of the tofu products out there that is surprisingly great. My toddlers love it also. It is versatile, high protein, low fat, filling, the texture can be changed and it takes on the flavors of the seasonings. Don't eat it staight out of the box - only amateurs do that. I can't tell you how often I substitute meat for tofu - my tofu hating guest slop it up - practically licking the plate! It's all in the preparation.
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I luuuuv tofu - I could not imagine having miso soup or hot and sour soup without delectable chunks of silken tofu. The firm tofu is great in a stir fry as well. I guess it's an exposure thing - we were exposed to tofu when we were just kids so it's very normal for us.
I love Miso soup and will eat the tofu which comes with it but it just seems so pointless. It has no real taste.
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Tofu is a wonderful food and I love it. I often think that people who don't like it either don't know how to prepare it or haven't had any of the tofu products out there that is surprisingly great. My toddlers love it also. It is versatile, high protein, low fat, filling, the texture can be changed and it takes on the flavors of the seasonings. Don't eat it staight out of the box - only amateurs do that. I can't tell you how often I substitute meat for tofu - my tofu hating guest slop it up - practically licking the plate! It's all in the preparation.
I have had Tofu in great Japanese and Chinese restaurants as well as in dinner parties with vegetarian friends and was puzzled how anybody could think it was a meat substitute.

I would have preferred just vegetables. It's like Feta cheese without any of the taste , texture, or flavour IMO. Someone once told me I would love their "Cajun" Tofu and that it would be like Cajun chicken . Nope.
It's perfectly edible but I just don't get it.
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