What does tofu represent in America today, and where is it heading? Join us for a discussion with Minh Tsai, founder of Hodo Soy and moderated by Jennifer 8 Lee, producer of The Search for General Tso. Then sample tasty bites of tofu dishes (veggie options!) from some of San Francisco’s hottest chefs who have been working with Hodo: Brandon Jew of Mister Jiu’s, Stuart Brioza of State Bird Provisions and The Progress, and Annie Somerville of Greens. Tsai started Hodo Soy with a simple goal: to create fresh, great-tasting tofu, inspired by his memories of growing up with tofu in Vietnam. Now, this Bay Area-grown business is working with America’s top chefs from the Asian culinary scene as well as chefs cooking with Western techniques and traditions. How did they do it? By reclaiming tofu as a delicious, complex ingredient, and by reacquainting eaters and chefs with tofu that is both deeply traditional and innovative. Join us to contemplate (and celebrate) the rise of handcrafted tofu in America.
Doors open at 6:00 with cash bar. Program at 6:30.
The Asian Art Museum’s Tasting Menu series is made possible with lead support from Kaiser Permanente. Thursday Nights are supported in part by The Hearst Foundations, Inc., The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation, and Dodge & Cox.
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