February 13, 2018

‘Ah Por Tofu-Fa' Tofu Pudding | Hong Kong

It’s hard to find a decent tofu-fa that is silky smooth, melts on your tongue with a rich soya taste. This is how my mum used to make it and I really do miss it. Too often, I've had tofu-fa that is either rough in texture, or the soya bean taste is too weak, like it’s been watered down, or they’ve used gelatine instead of coagulant and it tastes more like a jelly than a soft pudding.

On a trip to Hong Kong in April 2010, I made a trip to Tai Po’s famous ‘Ah por tofu-fa’ shop and on first slurp, childhood memories of my mum's tofu-fa came flooding back! It was a fantastic tofu-fa, and they served it with traditional ginger water and yellow sugar. My mum liked to make hers with ginger water and brown sugar syrup, which has an even better flavour, but I wasn’t complaining.

Tai Po is a little out of the way unless you come here for some sightseeing, but you will be rewarded with some excellent local eats like the food court at Tai Po's indoor food market. And of course it's worth making the trip if you are on the hunt for a very good tofu-fa.

They serve it either hot or cold and also sell soya milk. I like to enjoy mine at room temperature. You can ask for it to be takeaway to be enjoyed later. Ever since my first try, I never fail to come back for a tofu-fa fix every time I am in Hong Kong

Address:
Ah por tofu-fa 亞婆豆腐花
Shop 2A
Tai Kwong Lane
Tai Po

More of my Hong Kong eats right this way.

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