What: Vietnamese tofu
Where: Mo village in southeastern Hanoi, Vietnam
Read the first post: The Ingenious Way That Tofu Is Made in Vietnam
Tofu seems to get a bad rap in the Western world. People see it as a pitiful meat substitute reserved for sallow-skinned vegetarians, who must be lacking nutrition and other options to eat mushy white tastelessness. I hate to admit it, but even as a vegetarian, I kind of agreed with them, because I didn't know how to cook it.
Here in Hanoi, one of the best food surprises has been the way people use tofu. Here's what I've learned.