In looking for great tofu in Chinatown, we headed down to Buddha Bodai where we tried the House Special Tofu ($12.95). We were split on whether we liked the brown sauce woven with strings of egg white; I found it bland and weak, others didn't mind it at all. But we were all quite happy with generous cubes of tofu, fried to a golden crisp with smooth, custardy innards.
This isn't the best fried tofu I've ever had, but it did remind me that I like fried tofu in just about any form. Where do you get fried tofu?
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