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The Tofu Shop International

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by Tarryn Guttenberg (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer born in Johannesburg now living in Melbourne. I love travelling and have lived in London and Taipei as well as travelling in and around South Africa. I have a great interest in exploring and love to share my finds with others.
Published February 25th 2013
Tofu-licious vegetarian cuisine
The Tofu Shop International is a small, hidden gem on Bridge road, Melbourne. This unassuming shop is composed of a simple glass counter where the food of the day is displayed, two walls with a counter top and comfortable bar stool seating, a drinks fridge and a shelf full of interesting goodies for sale.

The Tofu Shop International
Counter at The Tofu Shop International writers own photo


The food itself is based around fresh produce and tofu prepared in unique and tasty ways to form a variety of vegetarian options, from stews to stir fries and salads.

The unique system at the Tofu shop allows you to order a small, medium or large plate and to order effectively what you want (except for the dessert slices, spring rolls and tofu-falafel).

The plates were $12 for a small plate, $16 for a medium plate ($17 if you share) and $24 for a large serving. My mother and I chose the medium plate to share and the serving was substantial.

The Tofu Shop International
Delicious dishes at The Tofu Shop International writers own photo


The choose of foods was made much easier with their unique number system which advises the customer as to whether or not the dish includes onion, eggs, nuts, dairy and other foods that commonly cause issue for those who are intolerant. For my mother and I that includes onion.

We chose two tofu dishes one with a ginger and chilli flavouring and the other with miso and broccoli. We also chose a corn and wild rice dish, eggplant and zucchini, rice noodles and almonds, and a mint water. We further had a choice of tofu or yoghurt dip of which we chose the light tofu dip. The food was excellent! Light and tasty each with its own unique flavour. The sauce was also very tasty and silky smooth, which perfectly complimented our food.

The Tofu Shop International
Our yummy choices at The Tofu Shop International writers own photo


As a final treat we took home a coconut, pineapple and tofu slice ($3), which was delicious, light and creamy with a toasted coconut topping that even got my father's thumbs up.

This is a fantastic eatery for quick, tasty and healthy food that can easily be taken away or simply chosen on the spot and dine in.
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Why? Delicious, tasty and healthy vegetarian food
When: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 8pm, Saturday: 12pm - 5pm
Phone: 03 9429 6204
Where: 78 Bridge Road Richmond VIC 3121
Cost: $12 - $24
Your Comment
I have been going here for years and its great.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5673) 2418 days ago
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