Darya Pino Rose

I'm Darya Rose (formerly Darya Pino) and this is my personal blog. I'm the author of Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting, and creator of Summer Tomato, one of TIME's 50 Best Websites. I'm also a neuroscience Ph.D, NYC foodist, former dieter, & soulmate to .

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Hodo Soy tofu at Samovar Tea Lounge

I don't talk about tofu much, because it's usually unremarkable. One exception, however, is the amazing tofu produced by local beanery Hodo Soy. I first discovered Hodo at the SF Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and was an instant convert. Both the flavor and texture of their tofus are superb, making it something I actually look forward to eating.

This is why I was super psyched when I learned Samovar Tea Lounge starting using Hodo for their tofu dishes. The picture above is one of my favorites, tea soup (you can also get it with salmon or duck). Give it a try if you're ever in the hood.


Tea time at Samovar Tea Lounge.