A Japanese Treat: Tofu Donuts

Our tour guide recommended that we try some tofu donuts from this little shop. They were so delicious! You would never know they were made of tofu.

The funniest thing is that the cooking process is exactly the same as for those little mini-donuts that are sold at fairs and carnivals here in Canada. The donut machine automatically dispenses little rings of tofu batter into the hot fat. The rings ride along in the fat stream, get turned over, ride the fat stream a little longer and ultimately get tossed into the bin all golden and puffy. (Hmmm, that description doesn't sound all that appetizing, does it?)

Not only are these donuts made of protein instead of carbohydrates, they are not drowned in sugar as the final step. You eat them plain and they are yummy indeed.