Soy! Soy! Soy! At Dong Phuong Tofu
|Vietnamese Soy Milk (Sữa Đậu Nành)|
In all seriousness though, you'll be hard pressed to find a place that sells fresher soy products of such high quality for as low of a price anywhere short of a soybean farm. Good luck doing that in the land of suburbia.
From its steaming hot soy milk to its seasoned tofu steaks, all the products at Dong Phuong are prepared on-site with no added preservatives or artificial coloring. Everything is made daily and there's a good chance you can even catch them preparing it right in front of you.
This week's Life on the Veg covers the sweetened soy milk, mushroom and onion tofu steaks and the newly introduced fried fish fillet.
More details on the what, how and how much after the jump!
|Mushroom and Onion Tofu Steaks|
Perfectly seasoned with visible shreds of black trumpet mushroom and onions mixed right in, these tofu steaks are pre-fried and always served fresh. Ringing in at $1.50 a slab, the steaks are light, springy (without being chewy) and don't come saturated with oil. They hold their own without the need for soy sauce and make the perfect protein accompaniment to any meal. The lemongrass variation is also mind-blowingly delicious.
|Fried Soy Fish Fillet|
The ingenious thing about this dish is that a thin layer of nori (seaweed paper) is used to recreate the effect fish skin. This adds aesthetic value while simultaneously giving its flavor subtle hints of the ocean. Soy protein is layered over the nori which crisps and browns beautifully when flash fried.
At $4.50 a package, the price of the fillet is a little steeper compared to the rest of the products at Dong Phuong, but the extra effort is certainly worth the price!
Dong Phuong Tofu
15022 Moran Street
Westminster, CA 92683