Once in awhile I’d have the craving for tofu dessert, but only for freshly made ones that you can get at a dessert place. Warm or cold, perhaps with toppings too. The other day Papa Lam bought a couple packs of Sunrise Soya’s Maple Caramel Tofu Dessert. This is not the first time I’ve tried Sunrise’s Tofu Dessert; I had the Peach Mango one before and I just found the flavour way too artificial (even though its label said “natural flavour”). With hesitation, I figured it doesn’t hurt to give it a try.
Frankly I didn’t have high expectation from this, so it was a pleasant surprise when I took the first bite. There was a maple-y taste, as well as browned (borderline burnt) sugar flavour. Perhaps because the flavour is sugar-based, the taste is definitely closer to the real thing, versus trying to replicate the fruity flavour in some of the other ones. Papa Lam found it too bland, but I thought the level of sweetness was just right. This can not be overly sweet or else it might get difficult to finish the whole 150g of it. True, the tofu itself could be bland at certain bites, but it has a small amount of liquid/syrup in the packaging, which adds a bit more sugar to each spoonful. Overall, I thought it was quite enjoyable. Much better than my last experience with Sunrise’s tofu dessert.
These tofu desserts are available at Chinese supermarkets and most of the major chain grocery stores. Each pack of the tofu dessert costs around $2 and comes with two 150g servings. To my surprise each serving is only 90 calories – not bad for a quick fix for your sweet tooth. And tofu is good for you! However, I still prefer the fresh tofu pudding (I miss the old school tofu stores in HK!) over these pre-packaged desserts that can somehow last weeks in your fridge.