Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Japanese Treat: Tofu Donuts


Our tour guide recommended that we try some tofu donuts from this little shop. They were so delicious! You would never know they were made of tofu.

The funniest thing is that the cooking process is exactly the same as for those little mini-donuts that are sold at fairs and carnivals here in Canada. The donut machine automatically dispenses little rings of tofu batter into the hot fat. The rings ride along in the fat stream, get turned over, ride the fat stream a little longer and ultimately get tossed into the bin all golden and puffy. (Hmmm, that description doesn't sound all that appetizing, does it?)

Not only are these donuts made of protein instead of carbohydrates, they are not drowned in sugar as the final step. You eat them plain and they are yummy indeed.

25 comments:

Snap said...

Who would have thought it ... a tofu donut!!! Wonders never cease! :D :D

Rue said...

I love tofu - as long as it doesn't taste like tofu. I would happily eat these!

MewlKitten said...

Ooh, a donut I could probably eat. I am gluten intolerant, and I can't eat regular donuts.

Robin Larkspur said...

so, no carbs, no sugar? no way.

turquoisemoon said...

mmmm...thinkin I'd rather have a dunkin donut!!

Lon A. said...

That sounds really interesting, I've never heard of this before.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

how cool! i never heard of these before.

Francie said...

Wouldn't you know it, this very morning i read some not so good news about tofu. But then I could spend my time reading thousands of reports about the dangers of Tim Horton's doughnuts, so who cares, eh? A girl has to eat, and if the girl is in Japan, she needs to try the doughnuts! Glad they are yummy!

Bersercules said...

They sound really interesting! Tofu donuts? Now I wanna go to Japan!... just to try the donuts!

Yvonne said...

Wow, I wonder if I could find a recipe. It's sounds wonderful.

Jane said...

Actually they sound very appetizing - I'd love to try them!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

tofu donuts..tofu donuts..nope ..no matter how many times I say it, it doesn't have the tasty ring to it that Kolaches has.ahah

Elsie said...

I don't know...I guess I would try it... =)

Barfly said...

There's no way that can be healthy. I would be so pissed I didn't get a real donnut, I would have a stroke.

Hippy Jersey Devil said...

Now you got me cravin' fried soy!

Southpaw said...

I like that they are protein powered, but I think I will need to try one before I would believe they could be called donuts.

laughingwolf said...

bean curd donuts? don't think so...

Birdie said...

I am not sure on this but anything deep fried can be delicious.

Introverted Art said...

hmmm I have never had one of those, but I am game ;-)

sophie...^5 said...

I can handle that...very easily!!

Blueberry said...

Must try some of those - even though they still sound pretty fattening.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Sounds interesting. Is the texture the same?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Suzy, the texture is similar. If you didn't know they were tofu donuts, you probably couldn't tell they were different.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

If they're sweet, then they're tasty! I would try one just out of curiosity.

G. B. Miller said...

There's something really wrong about the phrase "tofu donut".