Having not noticed it while there, Uchinanchu Diner “Saimin Kaukau” E told me the Machiya-Gwa Country Store at last Labor Day weekend’s Okinawan Festival were selling these here Aloha Tofu Mousse, which sold out quickly. Tofu Mousse? Seriously?
As soon as he mentioned it, I enthusiastically imagined the concept and thought to myself “Now THAT’S something I GOTTA’ TRY!” So I immediately phoned Aloha Tofu Factory to inquire about it, and they told me they have a “lady” who comes in every Thursday to make it right there at the factory, which currently is the only place to get it, while supplies last.
Flavors vary by week, so far including usually two of the following: Chocolate, Pineapple, Strawberry and Cheesecake. In the case today, the first two mentioned made for this past week are what I have to share with you.
Getting right to it, let’s start with the Aloha Tofu Chocolate Tofu Mousse…
Aloha Tofu Chocolate Tofu Mousse ingredients: Tofu (non-GMO whole soybeans, water, glucono delta Iacone and calcium sulfate), soymilk, sugar, heavy whipping cream, chocolate, gelatin.
Each Aloha Tofu Mousse container – including a neat, handy-dandy fold-away serving spoon – is 4 ounces and costs $2.75 each direct at the factory, including tax. GREAT deal!!!
So how is it? The bomb. Oh… EM… GEEEEEE……. THE BOMB!!!!!!!
It’s like a gritty, airy milk chocolate pudding, with “airy” being the key word, where you know it’s fashioned to resemble, if not be a mousse.
If you didn’t know the main ingredient was tofu, you wouldn’t think that at all, except for that gritty texture which will have you saying, “there’s something different about this, but I can’t put a finger on it”. You know what I mean?
What’s even cooler besides, well EVERYTHING, including the name “Tofu Mousse”, is that their handy-dandy covered container includes this neat little articulated folded plastic spoon. Dig that!
I give Aloha Tofu’s Chocolate Tofu Mousse 4 SPAM Musubi. Oishii-yo!
Moving on, let’s try the Aloha Tofu Pineapple Tofu Mousse…
There you see the included micro-spoon folded in half, included under the cover, sitting atop a factory SEALED plastic wrap. So cool!
Aloha Tofu Pineapple Tofu Mousse ingredients: Tofu (non-GMO whole soybeans, water, glucono delta Iacone and calcium sulfate), cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, lemon juice, pineapple in heavy syrup.
Looks creamy. Let’s try it…
Dude. DUDE. DUDE!!!!!!! I rarely swear, but pardon the “French”, this $#it is #uckin’ CRAZY OISHII!!!!
There’s small chunks of real pineapple in it, with this almost sexy, unctuous, silky ‘n thigh creamy, yet finely gritty texture. Once it hits your tongue, you get this BLAST of what essentially tastes like the baddest @ss pineapple cheesecake you’ve EVER tasted. F’in AWESOME!
I think what sets it apart from your “standard” mousse is that subtle protien-rich undertone from the tofu. You know it’s there, yet you don’t know it’s there.
Bottom line, if you want a “mouthgasm” in a plastic cup, this is it. Nuff said. 10 Ume Musubi for Aloha Tofu’s Pineapple Tofu Mousse.
Aloha Tofu should seriously consider mass-producing a Tofu Mousse Variety Pack, including every flavor available and sell them by CASES at Costco. Guaranteed sell out. Guaranz!!!
Even cooler, the Uchinanchu worker helping me at the factory threw in a complimentary bag of Aloha Tofu Aburage (fried bean curd) and a block of “hot off the press” Firm Aloha Tofu! How even, even COOLER is that!!! I think she was attracted to me because I could speak sukoshi Nihongo. LOL!!! Ariga-dofu!!
A few quick shots around the factory.
The bad @ss new “Voodoo Blue” FJ Cruiser posing at Aloha Tofu Factory on Akepo Lane, a bad @ss area of downtown Kalihi. lol
Summing it up, don’t walk, but on Thursday (through Saturday, while supplies last), RUN to Aloha Tofu Factory and get your hands on their factory-fresh Tofu Mousse. It truly is delicious, unique and SPECIAL!
Aloha Tofu Factory, Inc.
961 Akepo Lane
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Aloha Tofu Chocolate Tofu Mousse
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Aloha Tofu Pineapple Tofu Mousse
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P.S.Time for today’s weigh-in:
Pomai’s “Revolution 2012″ weight log**
5.05.12 – 207.0 lbs.
5.27.12 – 195.8 lbs.
6.02.12 – 194.6 lbs.
6.03.12 – 194.0 lbs.
6.09.12 – 191.4 lbs.
6.16.12 – 188.6 lbs.
6.23.12 – 189.8 lbs.
6.30.12 – 188.5 lbs.
7.05.12 – 187.5 lbs.
7.22.12 – 183.0 lbs.
8.27.12 – 180.9 lbs.
9.09.12 – 177.0 lbs. (BMI score = 26.1)
Total weight loss: 30.0 lbs.
Final target weight – 160 lbs.
**5’9″ height, male
Pomai Souza of TastyIslandHawaii.com with U.S. Congresswoman Mazie Hirono at the Okinawan Festival, Saturday, September 1, 2012