If you enjoy tofu, especially tofu that is made fresh daily on site, you have to pay a visit to Chodang Soon Tofu in Etobicoke. They make their creamy silky smooth tofu every morning. The menu is traditional Korean and the tofu stews come with lots of tasty savoury sides including fried fish, bean sprouts, kimchi and cold tofu.
An amazing way to start is with the tofu yaki... lightly grilled in a delicious sweet sesame sauce...
Their specialty, the silken tofu, differs from the regular tofu because it is strained through silk instead of cheesecloth, making the consistency like a creamy custard.
The soft tofu stew comes with a raw egg that you break into the stew to thicken it. There is a selection of flavours to choose from including beef, pork, oyster and mushroom. We had mushroom and beef.
The stew comes with a bowl of whole grain rice which is prepared in a separate stone pot. Hot tea then poured into the stone pot to loosen the rice. You are meant to eat this soaked rice (it's called 'burnt rice soup') after your meal to aid your digestion.
Cho Dang Soon Tofu is delicious, authentic and incredibly affordable. Two people can dine heartily, and quite healthily, for under $25. You can also get takeout and purchase their fresh tofu separately to eat later. It got a shoutout in Toronto Life as one of their favourite Korean restaurants. 5130 Dundas St. W., 416-234-1161. Rosie :)