Is tofu very popular here?

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During my first week in Peddie, I saw the menu of meal with Tofu regularly in the dining hall. I also had a lot of different cuisine which are made with Tofu it reminds me of my city, because Tofu is a traditional food in China. However Tofu is made in different ways here than in China, and some of them taste delicious. Do you like Tofu? And is Tofu becoming a common food in the USA nowadays? Please respond in the comments.

来到Peddie的第一周,我在学校食堂的菜单上面最常见到的就是“豆腐”两个字。我几乎每一餐都会吃一点用豆腐做的菜,它令我想念自己生活着的那个城市。因为豆腐是中国的传统食物。然而,在这里,豆腐的做法和中国并不一样,但是我觉得它们一样很美味。不知道你喜欢豆腐么?并且如今豆腐是不是成为美国很寻常的食物了呢?

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  1. i think many people do like tofu in the US. i like tofu.

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  2. It seems to me that people are satisfied with tofu. I've had it on occassions and it takes on whatever taste it is given; it strikes me as just being a filler. I've never seen someone take a bite of tofu in the US and have that "MMMMMMMM, you have to try this" moment. In fact, I get the feeling that vegetarians in the US feel like people should be more impressed with some moral commitment they have made because they have resigned themselves to the mediocrity of tofu. It will be great to watch the evolution of American Cuisine as our chefs learn to use tofu in more effective ways.

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  3. tofu is everywhere, there is a restaurant by my house that sells freshly made tofu everyday.

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    1. Is it a Chinese restaurant?

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    2. Japanese, too bad I forgot to take you there. you have to come visit again!

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  4. i love tofu, it's one of my favorite foods. although i don't see tofu being served in many american restaurants, you can find tofu in every asian supermarket in the US. since my family is chinese, we eat a lot of tofu at home, and cook it in a lot of different ways.

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    1. I agree with you.It is a common dish in China.Do you think that Tofu is considered a Chinese traditional food here?

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    2. i think so! i have a lot of chinese friends, and they all eat tofu. my friends' parents all were born in china, so they still haven't forgotten how to make some of the traditional chinese tofu dishes. i don't know about chinese families who have been in america for a while though.

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  5. Tofu is really seen in many cultures, not only the U.S. or China. For example, I have eaten many different types of tofu in Korean dishes. If you have a chance to visit NYC, you should try BCD Tofu House on 32nd and Broadway. Its a great place to visit, the atmosphere is fun, and their tofu is delicious.
    Enjoy.

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  6. I do not like tofu, and except for some vegetarian friends, I don't know that many people who do.

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  7. Tofu is gaining popularity!

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  8. I love black sesame tofu! I like savory tofu with lots of tamari...

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  9. I think you'll find people either love tofu or hate it! As for me, I'm the one at the lunch table carefully picking every piece of tofu off my plate so it never enters my mouth. I'm not a fan.

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    1. And I am the one 'stealing' it from your plate! I love tofu in almost any form as long as it is presented as tofu rather than as a meat substitute. Things like tofurkey and tofu cheesecake kind of creep me out.

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    2. Have you ever eaten Tofu before?I mean what make you dislike it?

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  10. I like tofu. My mom used to fry tofu for me when I was little.

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