A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 29, 2023
“Tofu is just savoury jello”

Tofu has sometimes been described as “savory/savoury jello.”
 
“Tofu is like savory jello 😂” was posted on Twitter by airica michelle on June 5, 2016. “Tofu is savoury jello” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on May 28, 2018. “tofu is just savory jello” was posted on Twitter by haley חיה מרין ✨ on June 1, 2019. “Tofu is just savory jello” was posted on Twitter by hannah on August 5, 2019. “what is tofu if not just savory jello?” was posted on Twitter by nadia 🌻 on March 15, 2021.
 
       
Wikipedia: Tofu
Tofu (Chinese: 豆腐; pinyin: dòufu; Wade–Giles: tou4-fu) is a food prepared by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into solid white blocks of varying softness: silken, soft, firm, extra firm, or super firm. Tofu is also known as bean curd in English. Beyond these broad textural categories, there are many varieties of tofu. It has a subtle flavor, so it can be used in savory and sweet dishes.
 
Wikipedia: Jell-O
Jell-O is an American brand offering a variety of powdered gelatin dessert (fruit-flavored gels/jellies), pudding, and no-bake cream pie mixes. The original gelatin dessert (genericized as jello) is the signature of the brand. “Jell-O” is a registered trademark of Kraft Heinz, and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
   
Twitter
airica michelle
@airicamichelle
Tofu is like savory jello 😂
4:41 PM · Jun 5, 2016
 
Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/dragon-roost May 28, 2018
Tofu is savoury jello.
COMMENTS
Intense-Juiciness
Tofu is not savory though.
     
Twitter
haley חיה מרין ✨
@k0sherkunt
tofu is just savory jello
4:33 PM · Jun 1, 2019 from Bellingham, WA
   
Twitter
Allison McDonald
@NoFlashCards
My daughter calls tofu savory jello.
11:15 AM · Jun 7, 2019
 
Twitter
hannah
@hannahfckndeane
Tofu is just savory jello
10:12 PM · Aug 5, 2019
 
Twitter
flor ☆
@littlewomenfiIm
one of my friends told me that cheese is just solid blocks of milk so I one upped him saying that tofu is savory jello he literally had it coming for him
8:28 PM · Nov 7, 2019
   
Twitter
kellyn
@sherylcrowfan1
tofu is savory jello
2:03 AM · Sep 19, 2020
   
Twitter
Nohemi
@nemmi07
If you think about it, tofu is like savory jello
1:23 AM · Jan 15, 2021
 
Twitter
nadia 🌻
@nadiaanuno
what is tofu if not just savory jello?
8:14 PM · Mar 15, 2021
 
twitter
Seena Hassouna
@SeenaNYC
My 7 year olds take on silken tofu.
“It’s like savory un-cold jello” 🤷🏽‍♂️😆
9:37 PM · Sep 21, 2021
 
Twitter
Trev’s Twits 🇬🇧 🎸🏳️‍🌈🇹🇭 RN 🐝 MCFC 🏆🏆🏆
@trevormfisher
Since my second vax I have been unable to eat Sushi.
Also before my second vax and first vax too because Sushi is shit.
Same with Tofu, fuck that wobbly weird white savory jello.
10:31 PM · Oct 22, 2021
 
Twitter
Clint Breeze
@ClintBreeze
Tofu is like savory Jello. Lol nope
1:58 PM · Jan 14, 2022
 
Twitter
Movies Silently 🐀
@MoviesSilently
Additional Context:
Savory jellies are still served around the world. Ukraine and Russia both make savory gelatin, Korea has acorn jelly that is divine, tofu can be considered a savory jelly cousin. The “eeew!” reaction is very much Anglosphere.
3:28 PM · Mar 27, 2022
 
Twitter
IG-11 🤖
@DarkitaFresita
Por fin pude hacer tofu scramble con tofu firme 🥹
Changuitos para que no sepa y tenga textura de savory jello
2:31 PM · Jan 12, 2023

Posted by Barry Popik
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