April is Soy Foods Month!!
So it’s National Soy Foods Month and there is a listing of new soy-based products like Sprouted Tofu and Soy Joy bars and the health benefits of soy @ www.nationalsoyfoodsmonth.com. But if you want to get a better picture of what’s new in innovative and delicious soy foods ask what John Scharffenberger,founder of Scharffen Berger Chocolate,The Slanted Door and The Ferry Building Farmer’s Market have in common! It is Hodo Soy Beanery and their healthy and delicious soy foods. Mr Scharffenberger in 2010 became involved with Hodo Soy Beanery and he is quite good at spotting food trends!! The Slanted Door features Hodo Braised Tofu on one of their delectable dishes and you can find Hodo’s super fresh tofu and tasty dishes at the Ferry Building Farmer’s market and other markets in the Bay Area each weekend!!
In fact, you can go on a tour of Hodo Soy Beanery in Oakland and view their process and taste their products. Not only do you get to see how tofu is made, but you will see how they make yuba, a delicious,chewy noodle-like strips made from a thin skin that rises to the top of steaming soy milk. The skin is hand lifted and cut into strip usually pan fried and marinated in a tangy teriyaki sauce to make Hodo’s Spicy Yuba Strips.
It’s my favorite!! Soy when you think of the health benefits of soy, think about it being delicious too.
A big thumbs up to Minh Tsai and his associates at Hodo Soy Beanery as we celebrate National Soy Foods Month!!