Did you know that tofu was initially discovered by accident over 2,000 years ago? It’s believed that a Chinese cook discovered it by curdling milk using nigiri seaweed. An ingredient that’s stood the test of time, and with a loyal following, soy has catapulted itself into modern culinary cuisine and has landed itself in kitchens around the world. Visit these San Diego restaurants serving soy and tofu dishes suited to the times and exuding a diversity of flavors!
A ramen mecca located in East Village, BeShock Ramen & Sake Bar is dedicated to serving fresh ingredients and a lighter take on traditional ramen. Adorned in sleek, modern décor, BeShock offers their Creamy Vegan Ramen, prepared with soy milk-based creamy vegan soup, fresh and local vegetables, and tofu infused with the broth’s creamy essence and traditional Japanese seasonings.
If farm-to-fork calls your name, Farmer’s Table in La Mesa offers a quaint atmosphere boasting farm-reminiscent décor. Enjoy their Nopales & Soyrizo, crafted from cactus, soy chorizo, onions, three eggs any style, black beans and corn tortillas. Whether you’re downright vegetarian or a meat lover with a hankering for something on the lighter side, this dish is universally exceptional.
Another farm-to-table dining destination, Farmer’s Bottega in Mission Hills is decked with vintage décor and rustic ambiance. Serving dishes packed with creative zeal, Farmer’s Bottega offers their Mexican Scramble, a blend of zesty flavors scrambled with organic soy chorizo, sautéed onions and jalapenos, served with a side of black beans, corn tortillas and fresh guacamole.