Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Trader Joe's Sriracha Flavored Baked Tofu

This is the first time in my life that I have purchased tofu. I've eaten tofu a couple of times, but didn't like it. I never bothered picking up any of the TJ's varieties before, because it's pointless to review something I know I'll hate. But this one, marinated in sriracha sauce, seemed like it had at least a fighting chance of being something that would pleasantly surprise me.

Nope. I managed to eat the portion that I served myself. It was less awful than other tofu I've had, and I didn't die, but I didn't enjoy it much. Granted, I know zilch about properly preparing the stuff, so I just took for granted that since it was "baked," it didn't need anything other than microwaving to heat. That may have been a mistake, and perhaps in more skilled hands, and with a more creative presentation than I gave it, it would come out better.

Will I buy it again? 



  1. Try the extra-firm sprouted tofu. Squeeze some liquid out of it, with paper towel. Cut it into cubes, about the size of dice. Stir-fry in stir-fry oil till brown and crisp. Remove from wok. Stir-fry vegetables in oil, with sauce of your choosing. At the end, add the fried tofu.

  2. lol....I'm 1/2 Japanese and I don't like tofu. Nope, no worry about me buying this.

  3. It has never occurred to me to just open a package of tofu and eat it. When I've eaten tofu it's been an ingredient in a vegetable stir fry or something.

  4. Cut it into thin slices, warm it in a frying pan on medium heat, put it on a ciabatta roll with (pickled) shredded carrots, (pickled) Persian cucumbers, and mayo. It's amazing as part of a sandwich...