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My Tofu House



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My Tofu House is bean curd paradise. While this Korean restaurant in the Richmond may not exactly be our idyllic dream mansion where soy milk flows from the faucets and all of the furniture is made out of velvety tofu blocks, it’s the better thing. Ask us where to go for soft tofu soup in a relaxed space we never want to leave, and it’ll always be My Tofu House.

The headliner of any meal at a place with “tofu” in the name should obviously be the soft tofu soup. There are nine options, and all are loaded with hefty amounts of tofu so silky smooth it'll make you shed tears of joy. Each one arrives bubbling and packed with meats, dumplings, or vegetables—slurping one down should be a physician-recommended form of self-care. If for some ungodly reason you’re not in the mood for soondubu, the barbecued meats are also worth your time. They don’t skimp on the portions, and the steaming platters of kal bi and daeji bulgoki are flavorful and slightly sweet. 

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photo credit: Melissa Zink

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photo credit: Melissa Zink

Extra homey touches set this walk-in only restaurant apart from other casual Korean spots in town. You’re never rushed out of your table. Rice is scooped tableside for you out of a stone pot, and refills of crispy fried fish and other banchan are on hand. It’s also BYOB (they don’t have an alcohol menu), so show up with your personal corner store haul when you want to get sake drunk on birthdays or chilly Friday nights. We could come here multiple times a week and never get tired. So until that tofu mansion materializes, you know where to find us. 

Food Rundown

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Original Soft Tofu

You’re at My Tofu House, so the titular dish should 100% be on the table. There are nine different versions—but the one to get on your must-eat radar is this original with thinly sliced pork and a generous amount of silky tofu.
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Kal Bi

Sweet marinade, a great char, and meat that pulls off the bone with ease: all trademarks of a fantastic kal bi. Ordering this is another foolproof path to success.
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Daeji Bulgoki

The spicy pork is a show-stopping act that arrives sizzling and crispy on the edges. The meat is well-seasoned without being overwhelmed by spice.
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Pork & Vegetable Bibimbab

This is a great light reprieve from the richer meat dishes—the stone bowl is loaded with bean sprouts, cucumber, mushrooms, and carrots. The rice is nice and crispy on the edges.

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