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Tofu X Donut



Mixed Message Food Mash-up Of The Year! Donuts made with tofu! In the interest of science, I felt it was imperative I step up to answer the burning question: does the healthy tofu part cancel out the evil donut part?

I know I ought to have gone for the plain one – in order to give the tofu its best shot at ruining the donutty part – but I wavered at the last moment and tried the cinnamon.

Tofu donuts come in five flavors: plain, cinnamon, chocolate with sprinkles, strawberry glazed and red bean.
Tofu donuts come in five flavors: plain, cinnamon, chocolate with sprinkles, strawberry glazed and red bean.

And the verdict? I have to admit, I couldn’t muster up even the smallest bloom of smugness from eating the cinnamon tofu bomb. I’m sorry to report that even though it was made from the most healthy of health food, that donut was delicious. Tasted like a regular cinnamon cake donut.

Which meant, of course, that the forces of evil sugar and deep frying were probably triumphing over the valiant efforts of the tofu, and I couldn’t eat six of them and call it dinner.

If you can’t be here to eat a tofu donut yourself, the next best thing is reading a novel set in Tokyo

“A genuinely gripping crime thriller which wrong-foots and perplexes the reader throughout, drawing us in emotionally . . . Highly recommended.” Raven Crime Reads

For nine years, Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura thought his mother’s death was an accident. Then he gets a call, and his life begins to unravel. Because if it wasn’t an accident…what was it? Read more

Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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