Price Wise: Getting a Deal on Tofu

MTTofu is available in a range of varieties in Moscow.
Tofu, or bean curd, was first produced in China around 2,000 years ago and was introduced to Japan by priests who had been to China to study Buddhism. It remains extremely popular in the Far East and has grown in popularity in the West in recent years as an alternative source of protein for vegetarians.

Tofu is produced from soy milk, which is made from soybeans in a process similar to that used in cheese making. It has little flavor or smell of its own, so can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. It is high in protein and iron, low in calories and contains no cholesterol, making it a popular choice among the health-conscious.

In Moscow, it is mainly available in specialty shops and high-end supermarkets.

Globus Gourmet sells a 290g carton of soft tofu from Japan for 250 rubles, and the same weight of hard tofu for 240 rubles.

Azbuka Vkusa sells the same carton of soft tofu for 228.50 rubles.

You can order Finnish tofu online at Arivera.ru, where 300g of soft tofu sells for 128 rubles and 270g of fried tofu costs 214 rubles.

Dzhagannat sells Russian tofu for 180 rubles per 1kg. The tofu is available with mushrooms, garlic or dill.

The Sedmoi Kontinent supermarket chain also sells Russian tofu at 200.90 rubles for 1kg.

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