Yujean Kang’s Celebrates With Five Courses of Tofu (And Plenty of Meat)

A look at the spread
A look at the spread Photo: Yujean Kang's

Tony Chen recently expounded on Yujean Kang’s in Pasadena, a Chinese restaurant celebrating 20 years in the frequently-shifting restaurant scene of The San Gab Valley. This Friday evening, chef Kang is preparing a one-night menu highlighting tofu in a five-course pre-fixe dinner priced at $45. Yeah, we know. We say tofu and you get all skeeved out, but the dishes are anything but ordinary and if you know Asian food, tofu rarely foreshadows the expected vegetarian meal. The menu starts with julienne pressed tofu with Chinese ham and chicken, goes on to iced tofu with Szechwan beef, and ends on a sweet soft tofu with sesame ice cream. See the full menu below and make reservations at 626-585-0855.

Yujean Kang’s Tofu Dinner
Friday August 12th


Julienne Pressed Tofu with Chicken and Chinese Ham
Champagne, Ployez Jacquemart, Brut, NV, Ludes

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Stuffed Tofu with Shrimp and Minced Pork
Alsatian Riesling, Domaine Albert Boxler, Grand Cru, Sommerberg, 2008

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Braised Tofu Sheet Roll with Tofu Knot, Fresh Crab and Sea Scallop
German Riesling, Nackenheimer Rothenberg Spaetlese, 2007, Weingut Gunderloch

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Tofu Sausage and “Iced Tofu” in Szechwan Beef and Sour Cabbage Stew
Santa Maria Pinot Noir, Jonata, “La Poesia de Jonata”, 2007

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Sweet Soft Tofu with Sesame Paste and Sesame Ice Cream
Chinese High Mountain Green Tea