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The short answer re the name for tofu north of the border here is the same as others have mentioned: awara. I had heard indirectly that there was another name also used but haven't been able to verify. It is fried, but one can of course buy it from a woman who makes it (and as far as I know it's only women). Generally it is sprinkled or dipped in pepper powder. Get it freshly fried - when it's been around the market a few times on a tray it loses something. It has only been in the last couple of years that it has moved north via Madarounfa to Maradi & beyond, and via Matameye to Zinder. For some reason it's more recent in the border town K'onni. Don Wannan wasik'ar i-mel ce daga H-Hausa, inda za'a cigaba da hira game da harshe da al'adu da tarihi da sauran lamura na Hausawa da mak'wabtansu.