Some years ago, we heard that the owners of Argyle Street’s Hong Kong-style meat palace Sun Wah Bar-B-Q also had a tofu factory, and expressed interest in documenting it on video. The word came back that they were, shall we say, perfectly happy not being called to the attention of the world. (We did make this video with them.) But like the restaurant itself, the tofu factory has both moved locations and moved into the hands of the next generation, who are more open about their more modern ways of doing business. There was a tour of their new tofu factory in Canaryville for LTHForumites a month ago, and now Tasting Table has a slideshow of some of the dishes they make with their ultra-fresh, locally-made tofu, which has a yellowish cast from never spending time in water like storebought tofu. It might be hard to go to Sun Wah and not just order one of each of the meats hanging in the shop, but these gorgeous dishes make a case for fresh tofu the way Neapolitan pizzas make the case for fresh buffalo mozzarella. [Tasting Table]
This is not a tofurkey.