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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fresh tofu and soy milk at Nhu Quynh, Yagoona

Fresh soy milk.

It's the keen eyes of Speedy who spots it first, a nondescript shopfront but for the 6-foot tall raft of empty polyurethane bottles stacked by the door.

We have only just emerged from Rodriguez Brothers a few doors up, laden down with fresh chorizo and morcilla blood sausage and white anchovies and more, but we take one look at each other, grin and step through the door.

Fried tofu $2.00
$5.50 for three boxes or 1kg

The counter at the front at empty but we can hear plenty of noise down the back, a rabble of voices amidst a clatter of kitchen activity. A laminated menu of items in both Vietnamese and English is sticky-taped to the rear wall. The counter is bare but for a few bottles of soy milk and some plastic boxes of fried tofu.

A shop assistant hurries forward and helps us with our order. We both take some fresh soy bean milk ($2.50 for two litres). The milk is still warm in the bottle, and later when I try it at home, the milk is fragrant, slightly nutty and not overly sweet. It's a treat to have it whilst the milk is still warm.

Fresh tofu $1.70
$5 for 3 boxes or 1kg

I'm keen to try the fresh tofu and the shop assistant has to duck down the corridor again before returning with a tray. The two blocks of tofu are fresh from the steamer and hot to touch.

Fresh steamed tofu

The tofu is of the firm variety, more crumbling than quivery, and eating it warm enhances its subtle flavour.

Fresh tofu two doors down from chorizo and jamon heaven? This is why I love Sydney and its bountiful south west!

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Nhu Quynh
477 Hume Highway, Yagoona
(opposite KFC)
Tel: +61 (02) 9707 3239 (call between 1pm-5pm)

Open 7 days

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posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 10/28/2010 07:31:00 am


  • At 10/28/2010 8:57 am, Anonymous Andreas@MyGourmetFeast~> said…

    god, am I in Soy heaven? hahah! Im going check this place out!

  • At 10/28/2010 10:40 am, Anonymous Hannah said…

    I am SO IN. I've never had fresh tofu before! Looks wonderful :)

  • At 10/28/2010 10:42 am, Anonymous Howard said…

    This place is great, been there for many years! Mum buys it from here because it is so fresh.

  • At 10/28/2010 3:25 pm, Blogger Sara @ Belly Rumbles said…

    I have never had fresh tofu milk before, but I believe you can't compare it to the commercial stuff you buy in the supermarkets.

  • At 10/28/2010 6:42 pm, Blogger Dolly said…

    lols my mum use to buy tofu here, its so yummy. Though it does lack a bit of nutrional value (my mum is a vego so yea)

    cant complain about soy milk .. with pandan epicly refreshing!

  • At 10/28/2010 9:58 pm, Anonymous A said…

    just looked in my fridge and found some of their tofu in my fridge :)

  • At 10/28/2010 10:31 pm, Blogger YaYa said…

    Fantastic! Nothing better than fresh soy milk with some fried crullers for breakfast, you've got me craving some right now!

  • At 10/29/2010 1:33 am, Anonymous pinky black said…

    i love soy milk since i was a kid. it's one of the ingredients in one of kids favorite breakfast starter the "taho". And the lovely tofu as ingredient in many dishes. fresh. lovely. nutritious.

  • At 10/29/2010 9:02 pm, Anonymous Arwen from Hoglet K said…

    You're right that Southwest Sydney is the place for exotic food, and it's even more amazing that it's made fresh and locally. Warm soymilk sound like something special.

  • At 11/05/2010 6:09 am, Anonymous Lizzy said…

    Tofu i think is a true and clever replacement of what we call paneer...And it works wonders for health

  • At 11/17/2010 10:56 pm, Anonymous Ben said…

    Soy milk has long been a popular alternative for people who are unable to drink cow's milk. I love it.


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