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Fresh Tofu sources in downtown Toronto

Thanks for the update! P.S. I've bookmarked your blog. Will try; some of the recipes.

Mar 26, 2013
ekmek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Please, Somebody Ask Lena Dunham What She Eats

I doubt that Ms. Durham's shape is due to her being an indulgent eater. It seems to me that what we observe is just the natural shape of her body.

Feb 16, 2013
ekmek in Features

The End of "Ethnic"

Following Melanie Wong's suggestion, I read Jim Leff's article from 2000, "Ethnic Dining", http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/286638. As Leff writes, "Everything is ethnic. Or nothing". To repeat myself, there is not such thing as a non-ethnic food. My suggestion to those who find the term useful when they want to eat food that is not the food of their upbringing is to refer to them as food from "other ethnicities", so as to be technically correct. Of course I don't know why anyone needs such a term when they could simply say Italian, Thai, or Irish, but I realise that it is hard to break a linguistic habit.

Jun 12, 2012
ekmek in Features

The End of "Ethnic"

Thanks for the article. When used to refer to certain foods (as well as to many other cultural practices) the term 'ethnic' indeed betrays ignorance of the simple fact that all food is ethnic. There is no such thing as a non-ethnic food. It seems to me that many of the commentators missed that point. I think the practise of 'let's eat Korean, Italian, Russian, Mexican, Irish etc., and even 'Fusion' is the most accurate and common sense approach.

Jun 09, 2012
ekmek in Features

Fresh Tofu sources in downtown Toronto

Thanks for the suggestion, 5secondrule.
I finally got around to checking the St. Lawrence Market outlet of Ying Ying. Unfortunately for my purposes, their tofu was pre-packaged, like the pre-packaged tofu I buy in my local store. The tofu I ordinarily buy packaged is also made in Mississauga, where Ying Ying's factory appears to be situated. Perhaps if I went to Ying Ying's factory I could find what I want, buying unpackaged fresh tofu by the pound or kilogram. But that would defeat my purpose to find a place selling unpackaged fresh tofu in walking or cycling distance to me, since I already know and am pleased with at least one place in Mississauga that sells unpackaged fresh tofu. My pursuit for some place within walking or cycling distance continues. I suppose my next stop is Sanko. It is not close to me, but might be worth walking to on a nice day.

May 22, 2012
ekmek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fresh Tofu sources in downtown Toronto

Thanks, Isk. I checked Buk Chang Dong Soon Dubu recently (May 2012); unfortunately they do not make or sell tofu (or that is what they told me). I shall try the other recommendations and update.

May 08, 2012
ekmek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fresh Tofu sources in downtown Toronto

I have bought fresh tofu at a restaurant in Etobicoke, and loved it. I found the thread in Chowhound about a restaurant in Etobicoke selling fresh tofu. But I live downtown Toronto and would like to buy fresh tofu on my way home. I am not far from Koreatown but honestly don't know what to look for. Any suggestions?

Apr 01, 2012
ekmek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)