Taste variations of silken tofu in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge - This dish recalls slices of white, smooth and thin tofu flooded with sugar water and smells of jasmine and grapefruit flowers.

The image of a vendor with baskets of silken tofu and the street cries “who eats tofu?” Is familiar to Hanoi people. 

For many years, silken tofu is still a favorite food in summer days of Hanoi but it has varied because of sellers’ creation or customers’ requirement. Below are some variations of tofu.

Tofu with soya milk

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It can be said that this is the first “variation” of tofu and not much different from traditional silken tofu. 

They are still slices of white and smooth tofu but not watered with sugar, and soya milk instead. 

Succulent taste of milk combined with the coolness of tofu creates a special flavor, which is both strange and familiar.

Most tofu shops have two available choices for customers: tofu with sugar water and tofu with soya milk, depending on taste and favorite of each customer. 

You are able to enjoy the dish on sidewalks or vendors on Doan Thi Diem street, Quang Trung street, etc.

Tofu with coffee

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Another special combination is tofu and café. It is not only a kind of beverage, but the tofu café is also a combination between traditional and modern styles, Eastern and Western styles.

It’s up to customers’ taste; each restaurant increases or decreases the different amount of tofu and café. Some places, a cup of coffee with milk, with several slices of tofu. 

But for some it is a normal bowl of tofu added with milk and coffee, eye-catching decoration.

The coolness of tofu combined with sweet bitterness of café creates a strange kind of drink. 

To enjoy the tofu café, you should visit some shops in Quang Trung Street, Nguyen Du Street, Dao Duy Tu Street.


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