Excellent Tofu Richmond is a specialty Chinese dessert store beside Lido Restaurant. We just finished eating some XLB at Shanghai Morning and decided we still had room for dessert. We always wanted to try this tofu pudding dessert place. Ever since we went to Yu’s Almond Tofu Taiwan 于記杏仁豆腐 in Taiwan, we couldn't stop thinking about the silky almond tofu pudding. It was the best almond tofu pudding ever! We didn't have any expectations but we wanted to reminisce on Taiwan since we miss it so much. Anyways, the reviews for Excellent Tofu Richmond online were quite good, so we thought this place was decent. WRONG!
At first the Excellent Tofu & Snacks menu seemed promising. There was a lot of choices and the pictures were nice. I ordered almond tofu and Nancy ordered up black sesame tofu. We saw the lady skimp the tofu. What surprised me was the fact that she was slicing the tofu paper thin. Not only was the tofu pudding sliced paper thin; It was a watery mess. So if you want to save yourself time, you can see in the pictures below. The tofu pudding tasted artificial. The texture was rough and not at all silky. The tofu pudding at Excellent Tofu Richmond tastes nothing like premium tofu pudding we had in Taiwan or anywhere in Hong Kong. It is safe to say that you can get better tofu pudding at Grand Palace Coquitlam or any pre-packaged tofu pudding sold at any major Chinese supermarkets. In conclusion, this less of a specialty store and more of a hack. So please save yourself some time and money.
Almond Tofu Pudding: Artificial almond flavored and not fragrant. There is more water than tofu pudding itself.
Black Sesame with tofu pudding: I have never seem sesame soup 芝麻糊 so thin and sparse. The tofu pudding again floats on top of a ocean of water.
For $4 a bowl of tofu pudding is pretty pricey. You can get a bowl in Hong Kong for less than $3 with much better quality and portions. I suppose it becomes more of a Beggar / Chooser situation when there is not another specialty tofu pudding shop in Richmond. Excellent Tofu Richmond definitely does not have the best tofu pudding. It does not have the smoothest tofu pudding, nor the silkiest tofu pudding. Your better option is still Bubble Fruity 桂花林馳名甜品 dessert on Saba Road Richmond.
4231 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X 3L7
Cuisine: Dessert, Tofu Pudding
Mon, Tues, Thrus 10:30am - 10:00pm
Wed 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri, Sat 10:30am - 12:00am
Sun 10:30am - 11:00pm