Sherman's Food Adventures: Excellent Tofu & Snack

Excellent Tofu & Snack

Again, I have to credit Wendy's Boyfriend (Eat 'n About) for this one. She/boyfriend and Ben (Chowtimes) are great resources for dining in Richmond. We decided to get some dessert after Top Shanghai. After reading Wendy's post about Excellent Tofu & Snack, I was anxious to try some of their desserts. The only thing that worried me was the parking lot at Central Square. It's extremely small and there are quite a few businesses here, which include Ninkazu and Lido. Luckily for us, there was a parking spot available immediately as I pulled into the parking lot.

Excellent Tofu is not much to look at outside and really, it ain't too much to look at inside either. It's essentially a really long counter with a few small tables behind it. No matter, we were here for a quick, cheap dessert; not expecting anything fancy. As Wendy mentioned, the old guy who runs the place has impeccable English. We actually ordered in Chinese to his son (?). Viv and I decided to share a Grass Jelly & Tofu Pudding dessert, Fruit Cocktail Tofu Pudding and a Red Bean Pastry.

I really liked both desserts, especially since I could adjust the flavour with simple syrup, ginger syrup and brown sugar provided. I'm a big fan of the grass jelly, despite it being a bit bitter. This is easily corrected with copious amounts of ginger syrup. Mind you, the red bean pastry was not so good. It was kept in a warm pan and it was nuked for our dining pleasure. If you can imagine, this is not a good thing. The whole thing was very dry and had that "sitting around for awhile" quality to it. Next time, we'll stick with the tofu desserts.

The Good:
- Fresh tofu products and desserts
- Inexpensive
- Its got that "dive" quality to it

The Bad:
- Don't eat the pastries
- Not a place to take a first date

Business Hours:
10:30am - 10:00pm (Mon, Tues & Thu)
12:00pm - 10:00pm (Wed)
10:30am - 12:00am (Fri & Sat)
10:30am - 11:00pm (Sun)

Excellent Tofu & Snacks Ltd on Urbanspoon

4 comments:

KimHo said...

I think you need to be more creative with your good/bad/ugly. Ever since the Filet-o-Fish "incident", some of them are, well, strange! "Not a place to take a first date"??? What is next? "Recommend only to your worst enemies?" XD

As for the food, out of curiosity, were you able to observe if the grass jelly was in a "slab" and cut to order or they had it "pre-cut" and ready to serve? Just being nitpicky here.

Sherman said...

LOL... u r just too funny... Hmmm... That's a really good question Kim. I know what you are asking about. if it was a slab, then it should be more fresh. My best guess is that it was pre-cut because it came out so fast.

eatnabout said...

Your "Bad" points are awesome~ I'll keep that in mind the next time I have a First Date again.

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

We always/only come here for soy pudding. The "father" already knows my order, even though we don't go that often.