Mission

At Hodo, our mission is to craft the highest quality tofu and create innovative and delicious tofu-based artisan foods that will forever change the way you know tofu.  Our hand-crafted tofu is made from organic, non-GMO, US-grown, whole soybeans.  Hodo tofu reflects, in both taste and nutrition, the quality ingredients we use.

History

As a child in Vietnam, Minh Tsai, often took morning walks with his grandfather to the neighborhood tofu shack.

As an adult, living in the United States, he found that the artisan-quality soymilk, tofu and yuba he remembered fondly from his youth proved elusive.

Frustrated by his attempts to find great-tasting tofu at the market and inspired by the delicious home-cooked meals he regularly shared with friends and family, the idea to bring the tofu of his childhood to his local community was born.

With a group of cousins and friends, Minh started testing the waters, making soymilk, tofu and yuba with organic, non-GMO soybeans out of a family-run commercial kitchen and selling it at the Palo Alto Farmers’ Market.

In 2004, after an enthusiastic response and growing demand through word-of-mouth, he left his career in finance and founded what would become Hodo Soy Beanery, with the mission to craft the highest quality, best-tasting, freshest soymilk, tofu, and yuba possible.