Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Stinky Tofu

Finally. I have been reunited... Stinky Tofu is one of my all-time favorites and its pretty much the National Dish of Taiwan. I don't know if its official, but its what we're known for. Probably one of the most creative culinary items mankind has unleashed on the world, real talk.

Its tofu cured in fermented cabbage, then deep fried and topped with pickled cabbage and whatever sauces the local vendor likes to use. The cool thing about Taiwan is that people aren't obsessed with saying "THIS is the only way to do it" or "THIS is the most AUTHENTIC". People like to go to different vendors for different styles/sauces. Its a lot of fun seeing people freak out the dish.

This stall was in Taichung. I got the stinky tofu with a little white vinegar, chili sauce, and pao tsai (pickled cabbage and carrots).