Enter to win the Soy and Tofu Dessert Competition!

Have a favorite soy or tofu dessert dish you’d like to share with the world? Then enter it into our annual Soy and Tofu Dessert Competition!

Your dessert entry will be judged by a panel of chefs and community figures, as well as the audience at the ninth annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival on June 29, 2019 at The Event Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco’s Japantown.

At least one of the top three ingredients must be a soy product (i.e. tofu, soy milk, kinako, etc.).

Applications must be received by the Nichi Bei Foundation by May 8, 2019. Semi-Finalists will be selected from the entries. Semi-Finalists will be informed of their selection by May 13, 2019.

Finalists at the Festival will be judged by a panel upon: taste, creativity, presentation and incorporation of soy, and the Audience Judges will select a People’s Choice winner.

FIRST PLACE:  $300 cash + festival goody bag

SECOND PLACE:  $200 cash + festival goody bag

THIRD PLACE:  $100 cash + festival goody bag

For more information, e-mail: contest@soyandtofufest.org

For a complete set of rules and to download the application, visit HERE.

Five Surprising Things to See at the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival

By Mel Burke

The Bold Italic

July 2, 2018

General American knowledge about tofu begins and ends with “barely understood meat substitute.” Thankfully, my mom took a lot of notes from my Chinese godmother, so I’ve been eating tofu most of my life in just about every way you can slice it — pun intended. But after attending the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival this past weekend, I had no idea how versatile this little bean curd could be.

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Soy and Tofu Fest makes list of Top Food Festivals in San Francisco!

The Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival recently made SF Tourism Tips’ list of “Nine Top Events for Foodies,” in a list of their top food festivals in San Francisco.

The Soy & Tofu Festival made No. 4 on the list, after Oysterfest, Outside Lands and Taste of Potrero. It listed above Eat Drink SF, SF Street Food Festival, A Taste of Greece, Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival and Pacific Heights Wine & Food Festival.

The site said, “The Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival is a Japantown favorite. This annual event gives you the chance to sample the latest soy and tofu products, and learn more about these healthy ingredients. There is also a tofu eating contest, a dessert competition, and live entertainment by well-known Asian American performers.”

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Ninth Annual Soy and Tofu Festival – June 29, 2019 at The Event Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral

WHEN
Saturday, June 29, 2019, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE
Event Center at Saint Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough St. (at Geary Boulevard)
San Francisco’s Japantown

The mission of the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival is to educate the public about the health benefits and various uses of soy and tofu. In adhering to these goals, the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival — an annual fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation — strives to be a vehicle for community-building and leadership development while adhering to the Foundation’s mission of keeping the community connected, informed and empowered.

This exciting culinary and cultural event showcases soy and tofu vendors, provides an educational forum on the various uses and benefits of soy and tofu, offers live music and cultural entertainment, interactive games and tofu eating contests, and culminates with the Soy and Tofu Dessert Competition.

Proceeds from the Festival help to publish the first nonprofit ethnic community newspaper of its kind in the country, the Nichi Bei Weekly.

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Come Discover the Joy of Soy!

Come discover the joy of soy at the ninth annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival

A fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation, to support the publication of the Nichi Bei Weekly

• Cooking Demonstrations • Scavenger Hunt (NEW!) • Soy & Tofu Vendors • Soy & Tofu Dessert Competition • Live Performances • Soy Samples • Raffle • Food Trucks • Soy Education

WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE
Event Center at Saint Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough St. (at Geary Boulevard)
San Francisco

FREE TOTE to the first 500 in attendance

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