How is Tofu Made? Hodo Soy Beanery Tour

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Have you ever wondered, “How is tofu made?” In today’s video we’re taking you inside Hodo Soy Beanery, a tofu factory in Oakland, California, to show you the tofu-making process. 

Hodo Soy is the beanery that supplies Chipotle with their Sofritas tofu nationwide! They also make innovative tofu products including their popular yuba noodles, tofu nuggets, firm tofu, and delicious tofu burgers (which you may have seen at Costco). 

While tofu may seem like a mysterious food at first, if you give it a chance there’s a strong likelihood you’ll fall in love. There is a reason it’s a beloved staple food for many cultures around the world! Tofu is a protein-rich food that absorbs flavors and marinades readily. It is perfect in stir fries, toasted on a grill, crumbled into tofu scrambles, blended into cheeses, and so much more. Tofu can even be used as the base of creamy puddings, creamy sauces, and vegan cheesecakes!

There was a time not so long ago when I thought, “ew—tofu is disgusting!” And now it’s one of my all-time favorite foods. Approach it with an open mind and creative spirit, and get ready for culinary magic to excite your taste buds with tofu!

Video by Michelle Cehn / Toni Okamoto / Vegan Outreach

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