Tofu gets a bad rap for being bland but Excellent Tofu & Snack is all about changing those expectations with clean and refreshing flavours.
The Richmond counter-service joint is dedicated to skating to one song and one song only: doufu fa, or tofu pudding. It’s a soft, delicate snack served in many guises across China; a blank canvas, really, one that can be served savoury, spicy, sweet, hot, or cold depending on what region of the country you’re in. Excellent Tofu makes theirs in-house and serves it in the Cantonese fashion, as a dessert (complete with optional condiment squirt bottles). I was raised eating it thusly, as a jiggly treat topped with either red bean or black sesame paste.
The bar here is always a popular spot for locals to escape the summer heat and a catbird seat for anyone interested in watching how they make the dessert. It’s also where you can find two essential squeeze bottles of ginger and clear syrup that are integral to adjusting how sweet you want your dessert to be.
4231 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC | 604-232-0268 | ExcellentTofu.com