Saturday, January 2, 2010

Lazy Weekend Lunch: Bubbling Soft Tofu Soup

I never thought I would say this, but I love tofu. That's right. Erase any previous negative tofu experiences you might have had and give soft tofu soup a try. A cold wintry day is the perfect excuse for a bowl of this Korean soft tofu soup with dumplings, at the So Gong Dong Tofu House in Palo Alto, California.

This soup came to the table boiling in a hot stone bowl with a raw egg that I cracked into the bubbling goodness. It's hot enough to cook it- to quote one yelper "like center of the sun hot!" And if you look closely in the background you can see the delightful little bowls of purple rice, pickled cucumber, kimchi and other tasty things that come with it.

The soup that I ordered also had beef in it with 3 delicious dumplings. You can also order your preference of spiciness. I can't take too much heat so I ordered mine mild, but go for the medium or hot if you dare. The chunks of tofu are silky smooth, melt in your mouth and the soup has great full flavor.

The End.