Doesn’t sound like a nice thing to eat but eating tofu brains for breakfast is a great way to start the day. Translated from Chinese (Dou Fu Nao) to English it translates to mean tofu brains. This is a very good description of what this dish looks like served in the bowl. Soft tofu sliced up and floating around in gravy. This dish is best served with freshly fried dough sticks and salty pickles on the side.
The place we like to go most mornings is inside a warehouse that is not used at the moment. It’s all concrete and bricks but the food is amazing. The husband-and-wife team that run the breakfast place are really nice and also run a snack shop just around the corner. We often pop in there to buy dates and nuts.
Eating Tofu Brains for Breakfast
Dou Fu Nao is a traditional Beijing breakfast that is served on every street corner. The extra soft tofu pudding is served with a brown gravy and is best eaten with freshly made dough sticks. At our local breakfast place all the food is prepared fresh every morning and a full table of food costs less than $2 for 2 people. We always take some dough home because the owner always gives us extra for the road.
Chinese people love their street food. You can eat almost anything 24 hours and day 7 days a week. From around 5am to 8am every morning street vendors are selling all sorts of treats for breakfast. You are really spoiled for choice. But the one breakfast we really love is tofu brains!