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McDonald's Japan launches tofu McNuggets

(Agence France-Presse) McDonald’s restaurants in Japan are turning to time-honored Asian soul food – Tofu – as the chain scrambles to minimize the damage from an embarrassing tainted meat scandal in China.

The fast-food giant’s more than 3,000 restaurants in Japan Wednesday started selling “Tofu Shinjo” nuggets modeled on a traditional side dish that meshes Tofu, vegetables and fish.

For 249 yen ($2.40), customers can sink their teeth into four pieces of the chicken-free creation.