My Tofu House
San Francisco, CA 94118
- Sun-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 5pm-10pm
- MasterCard, Visa, American Express
- Business Dining, Family Style, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
- Dinner, Lunch
- Not Accepted
SF Weekly's Description
The name gives a strong clue to the house specialty: soft tofu soup, aka soon dobu. The nine identically priced versions on the menu are minor variations on the same dish: Beef or seafood broth, a big scoop of silken tofu, seasonings, chile paste to taste (if you're a chile lover, "medium" is mild, and "hot" is medium), and your choice of other ingredients such as shellfish, pork, kimchi, and mushrooms are simmered together until they're cooked and the flavors are blended. Considering the price, the restaurant puts out a generous spread of panchan - kimchis, salads, dried anchovies, and a fried small whole fish - along with a big bowl of rice, a raw egg to poach in the soup, and barley "tea." Alternatively, you can get bi bim bap (rice bowl) or do-it-yourself barbecue. There's no alcohol, so the total bill is guaranteed to be delightfully low.
Tips from foursquare
Get the tofu soup with kimchi...it's #9 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010.
Seafood soft tofu is the best here
9. Tofu soup with kimchi at My Tofu House(from 7x7's 100 Things to Try Before You Die | http://tr.im/7x7list)
Go to My Tofu House and order any of the soon dou bou chiggae.
The melon gum you get with your check is magical- the flavor disappears almost instantly.
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