What is a food you disliked as a child, and how do you feel about it now?
Answered by: Feifei Wang,lives in San Diego, CA (2016-present)
I really did not like tofu as a child. The famous Chinese food everyone knew, Mapo tofu, hated it. Didn’t like it in soup either. I refuse to eat tofu. People said it doesn’t taste like anything, that’s so not true. It tastes like beans. And I don’t like it.
I know it’s kind of a big deal that me being Chinese, I don’t like tofu. But my family didn’t really like tofu either, so growing up it didn’t seem like a problem.
I avoid tofu all the way until I was in my early 20s after I moved to the US.
And then I discovered Korean tofu stew.
I LOVED IT. Tofu didn’t taste like tofu, they’re really soft and flavorful, perfect to go with steamy rice… Just generally amazing.
I learned to make those myself (with pre-packaged tofu stew seasoning). And I make it all the time.
From there, I started to eat more tofu in other dishes. Now I really like all kinds of tofu, firm, soft, tofu skin, tofu noodle… tofu is great!