The last heat wave really put a damper on my appetite. All I really wanted to eat was Hiya Yakko (cold) Tofu.
So utterly simple, yet refreshing. All I do is add some shoyu and green onions, and maybe some Asazuke Kyuri (pickled cucumbers). This is comfort food of the highest level to me. The only problem was finding a brand of tofu here on the Mainland that I enjoyed.
I was looking for a nice balanced, beany taste, like my beloved Aloha Tofu back home. I've finally settled on Nijiya Organic Tofu($1.49). It has the right balance of beaniness, along with the firmer texture I enjoy. The one thing I don't get is how this tofu lasts so long - back home tofu would expire in a couple of days, makes me a bit worried when I see that tofu will last for more than a month!
I ended up having a whole block of cold tofu 4 times last week. And enjoyed it each time. Here's to simple cold tofu! Comfort food of the highest order.