In my referal log is a link from The Technogypsy to one of my posts (BTW Technogypsy you could link to the main page :) ) who has some thoughts on tofu. In it he says:
The boys were pleasantly surprised a while back to find that the Chinese are the only cusine that can make tofu, that white plastic-tasting product of a rotten soybean, taste good. Not passable but good. Let face it, tofu sucks.
I don't want to insult a blogger who links to me and anyway his mabudoufu recipe is pretty good, but I suspect that he's never tasted Japanese tofu cuisine. Japan has entire restaurants dedicated to tofu and they can serve you tofu cook 51 different ways, all delicious and all tasting different.