At Hodo Soy, 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 best quality ingredients we use.
As a child in Vietnam, Minh Tsai, often took morning walks with his grandfather to the neighborhood tofu shack. They would bring the fresh tofu home and enjoy it within hours after it had been prepared.
As an adult, living in the United States, he found that the fresh, artisan-quality soymilk, tofu and yuba he remembered fondly from his youth proved elusive.
Frustrated by his attempts to find fresh, 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.