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McDonald’s Japan just released Tofu Nuggets, and they taste…
RocketNews24 ^ | 07/31/2014 | Philip Kendall

Posted on 07/31/2014 10:43:27 AM PDT by chajin

Just days after the taking Chicken McNuggets off its menu in the light of the China food scandal, McDonald’s Japan has unveiled a brand new, rather unusual product: Tofu Shinjo Nuggets and Ginger Sauce, a combination of bean curd, fish and vegetables shaped into bite-size pieces and deep-fried.

Turning to tofu–a food that has long been a favourite in Japan and known for its health benefits–is certainly a wise move, and McDonald’s is undoubtedly in need of something new to entice customers back with, but while we’ve no doubt all craved deep-fried chicken at some point in our lives, we’d hazard a guess that very few have ever longed for a box of tofu nuggets at the end of a night on the town.

Curious cats that we are, we headed over to our local McDonald’s to grab a few boxes of the new nuggets. Join us...to find out how they taste...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: japan; mcdonalds; tofu
Americans eat finger food, Japanese eat tofu...
1 posted on 07/31/2014 10:43:27 AM PDT by chajin
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To: chajin

Filipinos eat lumpia


2 posted on 07/31/2014 10:45:24 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: chajin

Please pass the Soylent Green.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 10:46:52 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: chajin

Lots of estrogen in those nuggets!


4 posted on 07/31/2014 10:47:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Lots of estrogen in those nuggets!

You'd have to take a boron pill to counteract the effects :-)

Also FWIW, I'd guess the "ginger sauce" is a McDonaldized version of what's usually served with tempura, though it's obvious from the pictures that the nuggets are supposed to emulate the McNuggets and not tempura.

5 posted on 07/31/2014 10:50:26 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: chajin
to avoid the blog pimp for those that want to punchline:

"As a chicken nugget replacement, they certainly look the part – they even come with a little tub of dipping sauce – but they’re strangely rubbery in texture and the batter felt soft between our fingertips, so weren’t hugely appealing to begin with."

6 posted on 07/31/2014 10:55:38 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: chajin

Tofu is actually quite good for you. (It’s soybean paste.)

It has no flavor; it takes on the flavor of whatever you
eat it with.

So if you eat it with some sort of sauce, all you taste is the sauce.

If you mix it with hamburger, all you taste is the hamburger.

And so on.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 10:57:28 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: chajin

I suppose Tofu McNuggets will have as much chicken in them as the real thing.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 10:58:00 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: sten
Rocky Mountain Oysters:

We report, you decide.

9 posted on 07/31/2014 10:59:08 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: chajin

Turning to tofu–a food that has long been a favourite in Japan and known for its health benefits–is certainly a wise move,

A wise move would be to avoid China for food processing.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 11:01:17 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: chajin

I love fried tofu. But I don’t eat it very often.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 11:01:46 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

[ Lots of estrogen in those nuggets! ]

So instead of “Rocky Mountain Oysters “ can we call these things “Boulder Colorado Ovaries”?


12 posted on 07/31/2014 11:04:43 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: chajin

Tofu....the other white meat....................


13 posted on 07/31/2014 11:05:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: sten
Here's how they're "supposed" to look: you'll have to click on the link here, I can't img src the picture.

In the name on the link, the "Tofu" is in kanji, but the "shinjo" is in hiragana. If it were "shinjou," that would mean "feeling of tofu nuggets," which would be a reasonable marketing name; I wonder if that's what they meant and were misspelling it the way marketers misspell words here (e.g. "Krispy Kreme"), or if the name means something else.

14 posted on 07/31/2014 11:05:50 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: chajin

I used to work at a Summer retreat which had a bunch of Japanese Students for around half the Summer.

Just before they left we would have a “Japanese” night. The girls would prepare Japanese meal and the guys would arrange entertainment.

The entertainment was a combination of great and awful. The meal was mostly great but with one awful dish. The rice balls were delicious and my favorite was pieces of chicken cooked over a fire. The chicken pieces were skewered on sticks which you used to hold the chicken while you ate it.

On the other hand, they made some kind of seaweed dish which was so bad that I noticed the American kids backing up to trash cans and surreptitiously dropping it into the trash.


15 posted on 07/31/2014 11:05:54 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I love fried sushi, but you can’t find it everywhere.....................


16 posted on 07/31/2014 11:06:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: chajin

I don’t know which is worse for us: estrogen nuggets or pink slime nuggets? I won’t eat either, nor will I feed them to my children.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 11:10:12 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: chajin

I tried a tofu ‘something’ once, once was enough!

It tasted like a combination of cat food and a wad of chewed up calf feed, yacked up by a sick calf, then stomped into a loaf. Heat slice and serve...yummy./not!


18 posted on 07/31/2014 11:11:49 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: GraceG

ROFLMAO!!!!


19 posted on 07/31/2014 11:12:44 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: GraceG
Tofu is female food. Men do not need the Iron, and any other nutrients
in Tofu are artificially added. Processed bean curd, YUM! I don't think so.
More nutrition from used grease.
20 posted on 07/31/2014 11:12:59 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: CondorFlight

I like tofu


21 posted on 07/31/2014 11:13:49 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: MaxMax

In Korea it is traditional to give someone who just got out of jail tofu.

*shrugs*


22 posted on 07/31/2014 11:15:19 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: chajin
...Germans eat fingers.


23 posted on 07/31/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: chajin

TheJapanChannel on youtube


24 posted on 07/31/2014 11:16:19 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: chajin

I miss Fish McDippers, which I only saw in Japan. They came with a sweet wasabi sauce.


25 posted on 07/31/2014 11:28:06 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: chajin

I once tasted tofu. Emphasis on the word “once”.


26 posted on 07/31/2014 11:43:17 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: yarddog

The chicken on a bamboo stick is “Yakitori”, literally roast bird. Great snack food and the key is the marinade, basically soy sauce, honey, and sake in equal proportions. Boneless chicken thigh meat works best as it has more flavor and won’t dry out like breast meat. I sometimes grill a bunch over charcoal along with Korean bulgogi marinade beef strips on sticks. Little pieces of onion, split garlic cloves, and fresh ginger in between the pieces of meat make them like miniature Asian shish kebabs.


27 posted on 07/31/2014 11:43:21 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

It’ll make your boobs bigger..


28 posted on 07/31/2014 11:44:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: knarf

Lumpia are egg rolls made to Philippine specs.

The Lumpia made by the Public Works Center at the US Naval Base Subic Bay were magnificently fantastic and unequaled by any in the USA. Said lumpia were more like spring rolls.

Yummmm....... I can taste them now

Filipinos by pass the Friday ban on meat by eating Balut. Balut are unhatched baby chicks that are meat but legally eggs. I never consumed Balut


29 posted on 07/31/2014 11:50:55 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: chajin
Ahh, Toh-foo. Herfrie, velly herrfrie. Fo SOOPAMAXIMUM heawf benefit fly in animawrr-GLEASE! Add sawt, Rotsa sawt! Mmm! Velly Hearfrie.
30 posted on 07/31/2014 11:56:26 AM PDT by golux
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To: bert

Balut, now that is some truly skanky looking stuff. You say it’s a quasi substitute for meat? I’ve seen them and it’s all beak, eyeballs, and soggy hair/feathers. What meat? No thanks.

Silky chicken is in the same category. Humans aren’t supposed to eat animals with indigo black skin.


31 posted on 07/31/2014 12:11:37 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: katana

I knew they used a marinade tho I didn’t know what it was. Anyone could cook pieces of chicken over a grill and it would be good but this was unusually good.

They were capable of pranks too. One little Japanese girl, as cute as she could be played the piano and they sang a couple of Japanese songs. Very impressive. Then a girl introduced the next song as an ancient song sacred to all Japanese.

We all sat their in anticipation then they started singing “Gilligan’s Island”.


32 posted on 07/31/2014 12:20:46 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

I actually know how to use there and their correctly but for some reason I often type it wrong and the spell checker obviously doesn’t catch it.


33 posted on 07/31/2014 12:29:28 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Proud2BeRight
I once tasted tofu. Emphasis on the word “once”.

No one ever tastes tofu; it has no taste.

(Yes, I know what you meant :> )

34 posted on 07/31/2014 12:30:16 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: MrB

I don’t even have moons yet.
BTW, the “fermented “ tofu is fine. Good to cook with too.


35 posted on 07/31/2014 12:54:01 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: chajin

Tofu is a substitute and must be treated as such, and the flavor comes not from the Tofu but from that which it is cooked in.... or prepared with. Tofu should be the chameleon in the dish.

One must be serious about weight loss, being a vegetarian, or looking to eat more healthy to stick with Tofu over the long haul.


36 posted on 08/07/2014 6:16:25 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: Kackikat

I used to really like stirfried garlic broccoli with tofu and chocolate tofu pie before I gave up soy products due to a health issue. It is surprizing the foods with soy in them. Even foods one would not expect may have some.


37 posted on 08/07/2014 6:24:51 PM PDT by kalee
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To: kalee

Yes, SOY was considered to be so good for us, and now we find out...not so much.


38 posted on 08/07/2014 6:28:52 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...Time to honor it....be a Patriot.)
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To: Kackikat

Same with flax. :(


39 posted on 08/07/2014 6:47:15 PM PDT by kalee
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