You’ll Love These Tofu Dishes Served Around Metro Manila Even If You’re Not Into Eating Healthy


Tofu. You’re either fond of the stuff or just haven’t realized that you are. It was invented around 2,000 years ago but the fact that it’s still a staple item in the kitchen today is a testament to its lovability!

It’s one of the healthier foods out there so you don’t have to feel bad if you’ve stuffed yourself with too much. It’s also extremely versatile, used in so many different kinds of recipes including desserts!

If you’re a tofu lover (or would like to become one), here’s a list of places in the metro where you can help yourself to delicious tofu dishes!

1. Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen

A trip to Taiwan means instant weight gain because there’s always something to eat no matter where you turn. If you want a taste of their delicious street food, local restaurant Fat Fook has a pretty good selection!

As intimidating as it may sound (and smell), you can’t pass up on their Stinky Tofu. As looloo reviewers like to put it, it tastes better than it stinks!

Photo from Jayson J.’s looloo review of Fat Fook

Another must-try tofu dish here is the Tofu with Century Egg & Pork Floss, which Jayson J. described in his looloo review as “the best appetizer ever”.

Fat Fook can be found at these locations.

2. Lugang Cafe

Lugang Cafe is one of the best representations of Taiwanese food in the country. With their kitchens headed by world-class Chinese chefs, you might as well be dining in Taiwan!

When they first set up shop in the local dining scene, people went cray for the Xiao Long Bao. But there are so many other good picks from their extensive menu, including their tofu dishes!

There’s the Soft Tofu and Mushroom in Abalone Sauce if you want strong Chinese flavors, the Taiwanese Tofu Claypot with Pork for something more meaty, and the Kung-Pao Tofu if you’re vegetarian.

Lugang Cafe can be found at these locations.

3. Max’s Restaurant

Max’s may have opened way back in 1945, but it hasn’t lost any of its charm. And it’s mostly because their Filipino food holds a certain kind of familiarity that we all love coming back to.

One of the classic favorites from the menu is the Tofu Sisig, a dish you’ll spot on almost every table. Aside from being delicious, it also adds a touch of ‘healthiness’ to the meal.

This tofu dish is like no other, well-loved for its play on different flavors and textures. It’s crispy on the outside yet soft and spongy on the inside. As for the sauce, it’s creamy with a hint of Max’s signature sweetness.

Max’s Restaurant can be found at these locations.

4. Nha Em

Nha Em, which is Vietnamese for ‘my home,’ makes all of their customers feel at ease with their cozy, laidback decor. But what you’re really going to want to stay around for is their home-cooked Vietnamese food!

One of the top picks from their menu is the Dậu Hũ Chiên Trứng Muối. In case you didn’t get that, that’s fried tofu with salted egg and pork floss in english!

Photo from Christina R.’s looloo review of Nha Em

It’s crispy on the outside, with the pork floss adding some extra texture. As for the salted egg flavor, it’s definitely present but not overpowering. It’s pretty addicting stuff!

Nha Em can be found at these locations.

5. Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan is one of Hong Kong’s many Michelin-starred restaurants, popular for its irresistible pork buns. But that’s not the only thing that’s worthy of space on your table. Their tofu dishes are pretty darn delicious too!

You won’t regret ordering the Tofu with Pork Floss, which Unisse C. raved about in her looloo review. She said: “I la-la-love this! I’m not a huge tofu fan but when cooked right, I can eat ’em all day! And this… this hit the spot!”

Photo from Will C.’s looloo review of Tim Ho Wan

Another one that converts non-tofu lovers is the Beancurd Skin Roll with Shrimp.

Tim Ho Wan can be found at these locations.

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Denise Jose

Denise is a recovering food addict. She distracts herself with photography and keeps off the pounds by doing pilates. She is still struggling, however, and has occasional relapses. Her food comas are mostly induced by oily burgers and chocolate desserts.