I was talking to my BFF Vicki the other day and she was telling me about how I should try tofu.
But then she told me:
- it tastes like nothing
- it costs $3.00 for a block of it = cheap ass protein
- it absorbs soy sauce really well
Trust me, I surprised myself too when I started wandering around the aisles of Giant looking for tofu.
Not ashamed (well…maybe a little ashamed) that it took me approximately 17 minutes of wandering to find it.
I had no idea whether it was in the frozen section, the coldish section near the eggs, or sittin’ on the shelves next to the ramen. I was even too embarrassed to ask a worker where it was, since I didn’t want to look like a wide-eyed dumbass next to the ramen.
Once I finally found the tofu aisle, there were so many options to choose from. Extra lite tofu? Extra firm tofu? Wtf.
I settled for middle-of-the-road FIRM.
It was not firm.
A little less gross than cooking raw chicken though. Speaking of chicken, I
only semi-freaked out had to double check that I didn’t need to cook the tofu for a certain amount of time in order not to get salmonella. Thank god for Google.
I tried to cut it into little pieces like the kind that come in Pad Thai.
But it turned into the kind that looks like cat food.
I can’t decide whether I like it or not.
Vicki was right about the above bullet points, but I’m not so sure about the texture.
I think I need to try EXTRA EXTRA FIRM next time.
Thanks as always to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!
What is your opinion on tofu?
Love it? Hate it? What do you eat it with?