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Taiwan Stinky Tofu Recipe

  • By on April 3, 2010 | 7 Comments

    Taiwan Stinky Tofu has a strong odor from its fermented based recipe and it attracts anyone along the street to have a taste on it. Also known as Chou Dofu in Chinese, this is one of the world most unusual food found alive and most of the people can’t accept the taste.

    I had Stinky Tofu from Malaysia Night Market before.  I can accept the strong acrid odor from the fermented tofu but not the way on how they prepare it with the ‘dark & old’ oil.

    We ventured into the middle of Shilin Night Market street and found lot’s of people queuing in front of the stall name Good Fragrant Fried Stinky Tofu (香炸臭豆腐).

    The stall was just direct opposite Fuzhou Black Pepper Bun stall and recommended by our Shilin Homestay owner 🙂

    Chinese Stinky Tofu

    Stinky Tofu in boiling mode (on top of golden colour oil) and it took around 15-20 minutes before the chef distribute it to the fans.

    The chef looks cool and young so don’t be surprise to see lots of girl queuing up buy the Stinky Tofu.

    My compliments to the chef who has a dedicated heart in preparing the Stinky Tofu with fast hands.

    Definitely worth for a wait and for the price of NTD45 per plate 🙂

    The Stinky Tofu looks different from what you had before, right?

    I ranked it one the best I had ever so far with the crusty bite and chew with the strong but acceptable acrid odor.

    You can order spicy one and dip the Stinky Tofu into chili sauce with vegetable to reduce the odor.

    Definitely it is a ‘must try’ snack in Shilin Night Market and even for those who hates Stinky Tofu 😉

    ah hong

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  1. #1 johnnie
    April 4, 2010 1:49 am

    Hong, are these any different from those in Hong Kong?? I have tasted those sold at the pasar malam in Klang, but the smell is like sxxt! (too pungent for anyone’s liking) No wonder we always hear this on the Cantonese soap opera, trying to trick the ghost to eat tofu! They are actually referring to the stinky tofu, yes?

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  1. #2 ah hong
    April 4, 2010 3:33 am

    Johnnie, it’s should be the same as you can smell the tofu from very far. But the Taiwanese cook it in more health way, at least the oil is still gold colour. The taste is even better than those I had in the pasar malam here. Maybe I should try the one in HK one day. About the Opera question, really got no idea about that. LOL 😉

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  1. #3 Jayce
    April 5, 2010 9:40 pm

    Err… Put it away. I don’t like it.
    By the way, never try it before as I cannot go near it to buy it. 😛

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  1. #4 pui ming
    June 8, 2010 3:54 am

    hi hong, do you know where got nice stinky tofu in klang valley?

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  1. #5 ah hong
    June 9, 2010 7:46 am

    Hi Pui Ming, the latest stinky tofu I had is in Setia Alam night market. Not bad but I still prefer the one from Shihlin night market 🙂

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  1. #6 cassie
    September 2, 2011 7:39 am

    Hi, was wondering where is setia alam night market located? The road name? As I couldn’t find it in the internet.

    thanks. =)

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  1. #7 ah hong
    September 2, 2011 10:02 am

    @Cassie Not sure bout’ the road name but the Setia Alam night market is located near to Starbucks and KFC.

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