Friday, October 15, 2010

Soy Wonder

Lei ChicAgedashi tofu. Ma po tofu. Those flavorless cubes floating in your miso soup.

Yawn. Bean there, done that.

Bland blobs beware — there's a new soy treat in town and it's a real chip off the old tofu block.

Local outfit Aloha Tofu hits the sweet spot with its new tofu mousse. You heard right — tofu for dessert. Its base consists of tofu, cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Lei ChicLight and silky, the plain flavor tastes just like a delicious, lemony (and less guilt-inducing) cheesecake filling.

Each serving comes in a conveniently-sized snack package, complete with a cute collapsable mini spoon. Loaded with protein and calcium, the mousse makes for a perfect mid-afternoon snack or after-dinner dessert. And it won’t leave you feeling as heavy as the flourless chocolate cake you devoured last night during Project Runway.

Swing by the Makiki Christian Church Farmers’ Market on alternating Fridays, and you can get the plain flavor topped with blueberry or liliko‘i sauce. Other flavors in rotation include chocolate, coffee, kinako and pumpkin.

You can also snag some from the Aloha Tofu Factory. But be sure to call ahead for availability, as its been continually selling out.

The dessert is getting so popular,
you don’t want to mousse around.

Aloha Tofu's tofu mousse is available at the Aloha Tofu Factory, 961 Akepo Ln., 808.845.2669, and at the Makiki Christian Church Farmers’ Market, 829 Pensacola St., on alternating Fridays, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more info, visit

Photos: David Croxford

Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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