Ten Tofu Dishes We Love in Chicago

Gone are the days when tofu is dismissed merely as a bland meat substitute, something you probably should be eating even if you'd really rather not. Turns out tofu can be something you can actually crave. That transition required some coaching from the cuisines that have been happily using tofu for ages, not because they had to, but because they wanted to. And thanks to tofu's incredibly versatility, chefs are finding all kinds of uses for it around town.

We set out to find ten dishes, but we easily could have kept going. (A preliminary list gathered around 20 possibilities!) Instead, consider this a delicious first step. There are some classics, along with a handful of new creations. Click here to take a look at our slideshow, and then let us know of some of your favorites.