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(Japan Times)   Fukui Prefecture builds on nationwide reputation as master of deep-fried tofu, plans to produce tofu made from new type of bean that will be labeled as new tofu brand. "I hope tourists will visit here to taste the difference"   (japantimes.co.jp) divider line 26
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2013-08-03 09:48:18 AM
If you can taste the difference between any kind of tofu, which by definition is a bland block of semi-firm nothingness, you have a more discerning palate than me.
 
2013-08-03 09:59:01 AM
What if I don't like tofu?  Will he make me a cheeseburger?

By "cheeseburger" I mean a burger with meat made from ground up cow and cheese made for the cows milk.  Not something made from tofu fashioned to look like a cheeseburger and sorta kinda tastes like one.
 
2013-08-03 10:04:23 AM
Bonus:  Not as much ambient dining light required.

/because its radioactive
//because all Japanese prefectures sound the same to me
 
2013-08-03 10:13:52 AM
85 sieverts per hour. Not micro sieverts. That is what they are finding in spots 15km away from the Fukushima accident.

Food from Japan will give you a permanent orange Afro.
 
2013-08-03 10:28:14 AM

yagottabefarkinkiddinme: 85 sieverts per hour. Not micro sieverts. That is what they are finding in spots 15km away from the Fukushima accident.

Food from Japan will give you a permanent orange Afro.


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/hot like hell, which is other robots
 
2013-08-03 10:31:53 AM
Tofu? Fukui.
 
2013-08-03 10:31:58 AM
I kind of wish America had a lot of the more regional/seasonal foods like Japan does.  It would make traveling a lot more fun, and, let's face it, they have much better candy than we do.

/I sound fat
//but, really, it's the udon that makes me look that way
/and green tea KitKats
 
2013-08-03 10:46:09 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: If you can taste the difference between any kind of tofu, which by definition is a bland block of semi-firm nothingness, you have a more discerning palate than me.


In Asia, you can get a range of tofus that are made in very different ways. There's thin sheets of tougher tofu and firm blocks of tofu for frying and softer blocks of tofu for soaking up soups and fermented tofu because, well, it's delicious.
 
2013-08-03 11:05:06 AM

Muta: What if I don't like tofu?  Will he make me a cheeseburger?

By "cheeseburger" I mean a burger with meat made from ground up cow and cheese made for the cows milk.  Not something made from tofu fashioned to look like a cheeseburger and sorta kinda tastes like one.


This may alarm you but the majority of people who eat tofu aren't doing it as some agenda driven meat substitute. It's just another ingredient. I love it fried and in coconut kabocha curry, topped with catfish or to fill out shrimp pad Thai.

It's like fried chewy protein that's a flavor sponge. It's also cheap and easy to cook with.
 
2013-08-03 11:20:26 AM
Perhaps if they had somebody to deliver the tofu.  They could probably get some kid to do it before school, with his dad's old Toyota.
 
2013-08-03 11:21:51 AM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: I kind of wish America had a lot of the more regional/seasonal foods like Japan does.  It would make traveling a lot more fun, and, let's face it, they have much better candy than we do.


We do.  It's called barebecue.  Everyone does it differently, to lesser or greater (sometimes much greater) degrees.
 
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2013-08-03 11:25:46 AM

Muta: What if I don't like tofu?  Will he make me a cheeseburger?

By "cheeseburger" I mean a burger with meat made from ground up cow and cheese made for the cows milk.  Not something made from tofu fashioned to look like a cheeseburger and sorta kinda tastes like one.


How about ground up whale?
 
2013-08-03 11:45:52 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: If you can taste the difference between any kind of tofu, which by definition is a bland block of semi-firm nothingness, you have a more discerning palate than me.

In Asia, you can get a range of tofus that are made in very different ways. There's thin sheets of tougher tofu and firm blocks of tofu for frying and softer blocks of tofu for soaking up soups and fermented tofu because, well, it's delicious.


Tofu is very close to being the perfect food.  I can add it to almost anything.

Some people complain that it's tasteless, if you add a little bit of sauce to it, it becomes a block of pure flavor.  It's brilliant.

It's also healthy, and it can approximate the taste of meat without making my stomach feel terrible if I eat too much.
 
2013-08-03 12:41:54 PM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: I kind of wish America had a lot of the more regional/seasonal foods like Japan does.


We do have quite a lot of them, they've just been taken to the national level. Heck, Texas has been trying to get the rest of the US to try these wonderful, little, delicious things out. Happily, I've been seeing them turn up in different parts of the US for the last few years.

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: ...they have much better candy than we do.


I like strawberry Pocky, Collon, Yan Yan, Hello Panda and mochi/daifuku as much as the next guy, but the Mexicans have all that beat. Mazapan and obleas are freaking amazing! And I love the chewy tamarind candies. Give them a try sometime, if you haven't already.
 
2013-08-03 01:46:19 PM

Esc7: Muta: What if I don't like tofu?  Will he make me a cheeseburger?

By "cheeseburger" I mean a burger with meat made from ground up cow and cheese made for the cows milk.  Not something made from tofu fashioned to look like a cheeseburger and sorta kinda tastes like one.

This may alarm you but the majority of people who eat tofu aren't doing it as some agenda driven meat substitute. It's just another ingredient. I love it fried and in coconut kabocha curry, topped with catfish or to fill out shrimp pad Thai.

It's like fried chewy protein that's a flavor sponge. It's also cheap and easy to cook with.


This. We're omnivores, so maximize the number of species you eat.
 
2013-08-03 02:40:00 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: If you can taste the difference between any kind of tofu, which by definition is a bland block of semi-firm nothingness, you have a more discerning palate than me.


It's apparent you've never had the good stuff. The good stuff is like fresh mozarella.
 
2013-08-03 02:42:39 PM

NetOwl: Some people complain that it's tasteless, if you add a little bit of sauce to it, it becomes a block of pure flavor. It's brilliant.


It's a good sauce vehicle, yeah, but that's about it. May as well just skip the middleman and eat the sauce with a spoon instead.
 
2013-08-03 03:56:04 PM

Muta: What if I don't like tofu?  Will he make me a cheeseburger?

By "cheeseburger" I mean a burger with meat made from ground up cow and cheese made for the cows milk.  Not something made from tofu fashioned to look like a cheeseburger and sorta kinda tastes like one.


I have this trouble too, when I go to McDonald's and tell them I want a steak. A good steak, not one from the crap bits of cow. Or fashioned from ground-up meat.
 
2013-08-03 04:32:48 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: If you can taste the difference between any kind of tofu, which by definition is a bland block of semi-firm nothingness, you have a more discerning palate than me.


It does have a flavor, but the high quality stuff is the best.  I usually get the cheap stuff, though, because I mainly eat it in my misoshiro....and it would be a waste.
 
2013-08-03 05:19:24 PM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: I kind of wish America had a lot of the more regional/seasonal foods like Japan does.  It would make traveling a lot more fun, and, let's face it, they have much better candy than we do.

/I sound fat
//but, really, it's the udon that makes me look that way
/and green tea KitKats


Why would you purposely eat udon? It's by far the worst Japanese food, and they put mayonnaise on pizza.
 
2013-08-03 06:38:05 PM

Likwit: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: I kind of wish America had a lot of the more regional/seasonal foods like Japan does.  It would make traveling a lot more fun, and, let's face it, they have much better candy than we do.

/I sound fat
//but, really, it's the udon that makes me look that way
/and green tea KitKats

Why would you purposely eat udon? It's by far the worst Japanese food, and they put mayonnaise on pizza.


What? You don't like rich, flavourful soup packed with fresh vegetables, thinly sliced pork belly, and thick, chewy noodles?

Sweet. More for me.
 
2013-08-03 06:42:25 PM

Esc7: Muta: What if I don't like tofu?  Will he make me a cheeseburger?

By "cheeseburger" I mean a burger with meat made from ground up cow and cheese made for the cows milk.  Not something made from tofu fashioned to look like a cheeseburger and sorta kinda tastes like one.

This may alarm you but the majority of people who eat tofu aren't doing it as some agenda driven meat substitute. It's just another ingredient. I love it fried and in coconut kabocha curry, topped with catfish or to fill out shrimp pad Thai.

It's like fried chewy protein that's a flavor sponge. It's also cheap and easy to cook with.


I just wish the texture were better.

I hate mushrooms for that reason, too. Don't mind the taste, it's a texture issue.
 
2013-08-03 07:52:36 PM
Likwit:
Why would you purposely eat udon? It's by far the worst Japanese food, and they put mayonnaise on pizza.

*googles Udon*

That... looks really good, actually.  I'd feel like a complete dork eating it with a spoon, though, and I've never mastered the art of eating soup with chopsticks.
 
2013-08-04 01:08:26 AM

bakarocket: Likwit: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: I kind of wish America had a lot of the more regional/seasonal foods like Japan does.  It would make traveling a lot more fun, and, let's face it, they have much better candy than we do.

/I sound fat
//but, really, it's the udon that makes me look that way
/and green tea KitKats

Why would you purposely eat udon? It's by far the worst Japanese food, and they put mayonnaise on pizza.

What? You don't like rich, flavourful soup packed with fresh vegetables, thinly sliced pork belly, and thick, chewy noodles?

Sweet. More for me.


Lolwut? It has no flavor, no smell, an unpleasant texture, and zero nutritional value. Udon proponents always talk about the soup or the 'gu' or whatever, but that's not a defense of udon. Its an inferior noodle on all counts. Why anyone would eat that garbage when they could have ramen, harusame, or soba is beyond me.
 
2013-08-04 02:20:58 AM
Considering that the average traveler has no idea the "Taste" difference between beef labelled "Kobe" and REAL Kobe beef? Yeah, I'm thinking this isn't gonna be a major tourist sucker.
 
2013-08-04 04:13:38 AM

Likwit: bakarocket:

What? You don't like rich, flavourful soup packed with fresh vegetables, thinly sliced pork belly, and thick, chewy noodles?

Sweet. More for me.

Lolwut? It has no flavor, no smell, an unpleasant texture, and zero nutritional value. Udon proponents always talk about the soup or the 'gu' or whatever, but that's not a defense of udon. Its an inferior noodle on all counts. Why anyone would eat that garbage when they could have ramen, harusame, or soba is beyond me.


That's cool. You don't like good food, and you think others shouldn't like it either.

I'm sure someone has made a JPG that matches this situation perfectly...
 
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