If you walk on certain streets in parts of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, you might be hit by a foul smell that makes you want to puke instantly. You would wonder what a terrible state the public toilet must be, that the smell can be so offensive.
Can't imagine the smell ? Think how smelly a widely used public toilet is, when it's not washed for weeks! I have photos of smelly, dirty toilets in China, but I don't want to spoil your appetite for the rest of the week! hehehe......
If you dare to follow the smell to the source, you would see a small roadside stall selling Smelly Tofu (臭豆腐). The tofu is left to ferment for days, sometimes weeks to achieve the required taste.
When I was first offered this delicacy, I had to summon all my courage to take a bite, I almost gagged. It is so so so SMELLY! But surprisingly, when I chew on it, the fragrance of the tofu exploded in my mouth! The more I eat, the more I love it!
There are always long queues at the stalls. It's an acquired taste. People who love it, will go crazy over it. Medium grade Smelly Tofu - colour is darker and tastes great with a specially made chilli sauce.
The King of Smelly Tofu! Look at the colour of the tofu. I cannot take it. It's too SMELLY! My mouth smells foul and would spew dirty words after eating this. hehe....
Well, sometimes it happens. But I'm always being accused ...... because I have lost my sense of smell. sigh..........
What!!? It's not me!!!
In a wide open padang, no one will know whether it was from the cows or you...ReplyDelete
Am I also not a cow? I'm bull lah. hahahaha....
Wah lau this smell I beh tahann!!!!ReplyDelete
The tofu or the gas? kakaka....
You have courage to put this foul smelling item into your mouth. I know that I would just look, smell, and pass out. I cannot take anything that does not smell good.ReplyDelete
wahliao... the tofu looks really bad! And are you sure your sense of smell is still normal? Hehehehe!ReplyDelete
I won't even touch the tofu no matter how much money I've been given and no matter how delicious it is! You're so brave!
I also kenot tahan this smell... dun dare try oso... I'll just stick to my liulian :pReplyDelete
Huwa this is the first time I see the super dark smelly tofu!ReplyDelete
wahhhhh. i was finding high and low for my smelly tofu photos but i just can't remember where i left them. that was a great entry :PReplyDelete
kakkaka... chao tau fu :DReplyDelete
i tried the one in Beijing but that one is not that smelly. Wanna tried the authentic smelly taufu.. Curious :D
wow... i like smelly toufu :PReplyDelete
i tried it at hong kong and shanghai, and both were delicious!
actually the fried ones are not so horrible... wait till u try the steamed ones... even i can't take it... T_T
Ha ha ha, this is similar to the one I'm planning to post tomorrow when it's Saturday over here :-)ReplyDelete
Oh, that smell... *giggles*
Welcome to our spooktacular blog warming party today - if you dare.... *giggles*
Everybody is welcome :-)
I don't look forward to the day when they invent smelly-vision or smelly-computer because with posts like this from you, I don't think I will live another day. :)ReplyDelete
Your flatulence is a silencer is it (the smelliest ever).
A great post and the tofu does look smelly.ReplyDelete
Sara from farmingfriends
I never knew tofu gave off such a strong smell before now! You do learn a lot doing the photo hunt! Have a great weekend :-)ReplyDelete
It's hard to imagine something so smelly could taste so nice. Enjoy your weekend.ReplyDelete
The ones in singapore i heard are mild.. :) the ones in taiwan .. and hong kong i tried.. ain't that bad.ReplyDelete
Arhhhh~~smelly tofu! I so like it, would love to take a bit of the King of Smelly Tofu. HeheheReplyDelete
ecl I have been trying to come over for the past week, somehow my computer hangs up each time I try to load your page so sadly have to abort half way. :o(ReplyDelete
Dunno watz happen.
Another GREAT post! Great humor.
I am sure it is an acquired taste that I will never get used to. I am sooooo picky!ReplyDelete
The Rocky Mountain Retreat
Your posts are always so funny. This one was no exception. I've eaten tofu in quite a few dishes but I'm never heard of smelly tofu. Learn something new every day. Have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
i eat fried tofu but nothing like this.. it looks icky and yucky (sorry) but sometimes there are food that smells yuck but once you eat it it is so yummy.ReplyDelete
I think I would be to scared to try this....You always have great pics!ReplyDelete
iiks u r a brave woman to eat it. i was told it smells like a corpseReplyDelete
Aiyooo.. Ths is really smelly~ I tried once in HK, the taste was nice although it's smelly..ReplyDelete
I have done my smelly post.
That last photo made me laugh!ReplyDelete
Hey.. can you send some over? I have been yearning to try some but I missed it when I was in Hong Kong a few years back. I wondered if they have those in Malaysia.ReplyDelete
Psshhhh... where did the smelly stench come from ar?? There should be a law against "bad air" pollution in Singapore too... especially in the house .. haha :P
I guess the more foul it smells, the better it tastes. We have foods like those in the Philippines, durian and bagoong. Though not as bad as "public toilets not washed for weeks".ReplyDelete
Smelly Tofu stinks!! Yes!!! Tried them once in Hong Kong and I WILL NEVER PUT THAT INTO MY MOUTH, again!! Hehee.. Happy weekend to you (=ReplyDelete
wow ... first time i've heard of smelly tofu! together with a spicy sauce ... i believe i'm "brave" enough to try it out. lol.ReplyDelete
wow, that is some interesting tofu!! I'm interested how it tastes. Great post for today!ReplyDelete
super dark smelly tofu ... whoa!ReplyDelete
makes me think twice if i want to taste that! people line up just to buy them? then it must really taste good! or does it? ;)
ECL I think I will give this a miss, since I doubt I could approach close enough to buy it.ReplyDelete
You know dirty toilets you can find all over the world ! The tofu doesn't look very appetizing, lol, but that doesn't mean anything, oisters are not nice looking either.ReplyDelete
To your question : yes I did the header on my blog myself. Since I discovered how I can do it I would change it every day because it's so much fun ! Imagine the graveyard I made out of a picture I had taken here in my town on the graveyard, lol !
Very good photos for the smelly theme - the last one is hilarious!! LOL!ReplyDelete
Wow I can only imagine what fermented tofu smells like. I'll stick to the unfermented type! Great photos. I love to looks on your kids' faces! Happy weekendReplyDelete
That tofu certainly looks like an acquired taste! I will take your word for it that it's smelly!ReplyDelete
My smelly photo.
Nice set of shots!ReplyDelete
Oh my - don't know if I could acquire a taste for that!!!ReplyDelete
great ideas! The last one?---------too funny.ReplyDelete
Thanks for dropping by my 'smelly' blog.
Cracker, that is really funny, i suppose if you haven't got a dog the next best excuse is the tofu for any odurs...ReplyDelete
Oh, and I linked to your October category in my related photo hunt post. I couldn't link directly to your latest photo hunt post. Or is there any way to do that?ReplyDelete
Wow thats smelly indeed. Thanks for the comment see you next week.ReplyDelete
Peace! No war! I never want to smell war.
The sad part is that throughout the history of man there has been war, we cannot change that.
I love that last photo! :)ReplyDelete
So, they look like brownies...although I know they don't taste like them.
Omigod... by the look of it alone, tofu king sure deserved its title. *faint after smlling it virtually*ReplyDelete
I would not even be able to try it - you're very brave!ReplyDelete
oh, now you've turned me off tofu!ReplyDelete
wooow, fermented food, you know I love it, but mostly tried fermented fish. I hope you'll allow beer and aquavit (Norwegian snaps) to go with it :DReplyDelete
I think tofu stinks also. Great photos for this weeks theme! Thanks for visiting my hunt photo today!ReplyDelete
Your post reminds me of parts of New York City--the smells of garbage, cooking foods, roasted chestnuts, car emissions all blended together.ReplyDelete
Smelly tofu, huh? Not sure that I could get past the smell.
That puts me off!ReplyDelete
This is definitely an acquired taste ... I cant stand it :)ReplyDelete
lol..wonderful story and photo and congratulations on being brave enough to taste it..ReplyDelete
Great post - interesting & smelly!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the information, I didn't know about dark tofu.ReplyDelete
Mine is up here.
The tofu doesn't even appease the eye, let alone want to taste it. If it ferments for days or weeks, can't you get sick from it? Great photos, and had to laugh at the last one,... that was too funny. Have a good weekend.ReplyDelete
That is fascinating--we eat a lot of tofu but I don't think my kids would be willing to try that!ReplyDelete
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Aged smelly tofu??? Well I guess it can't be any worse than aged smelly cabbage.ReplyDelete
I tried it once many yrs back.... And I don't think I want to have it again... :)ReplyDelete
oh my goodness.....I don't want to be close in that one .ReplyDelete
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ughhh ive just finished lunch now.ReplyDelete
dont want to puke lol
the black tofu looks sooo interesting and yummy to me!!
I would need your email address to propose you some header photos and also give you the instructions afterwards on the blog it's not possible !ReplyDelete
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urgh, "chow toufu"! I personally haven't smelled it before, thank goodness for that. my mom described it as really smelly wet garbage kinda scent... *bluek*ReplyDelete
not for me... you can have all the smelly tofu! lol!
i love chow taufu, but the black ones u posted looks TOO deadly to eat :PReplyDelete
I thought it was smelly because of the garlic... (as my mom told me when I was young)?ReplyDelete
if i've knew the theme of the photo hunt this week, i could have join the fun.ReplyDelete
because i also have a photo of smelly tofu!
Good photos to go along with the theme :)ReplyDelete
I've not tried it before, I cannot imagine how smelly it can be. I dun think I dare to try leh !! :)
I'm sorry for the late visit.ReplyDelete
I'm fond of tofu but I agree that it's quite smelly at times. :)
The last one is very funny. Thanks for sharing these photos.