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Parting Shot – March 8, 2018

Aloha Tofu Factory Offers a Unique Product

Photography by Aaron K. Yoshino

Iris Huynh organizes piping hot aburage as it drops from the frying machine.

Aloha Tofu Factory in Iwilei is the only local business producing the deep-fried tofu pouches, says company president Paul Uyehara. Six of the company’s 35 employees work in the frying department producing about 2,000-3,000 aburage a day, Uyehara estimates, the majority of which is distributed to restaurants and vendors for cone sushi skin. Aloha Tofu Factory is a third-generation family business founded in 1950.

Time: Thursday, 9:48 a.m.
Location: Aloha Tofu Factory
Photographer:  Aaron K. Yoshino
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