So the best that I'm aware of is at Joy Restaurant, in Foster City, where they do a very nice fried version - not too stinky, but flavorful and good, perfectly fried.
As far as I'm concerned, the stinkier the better.
And while I do like it fried, my favorite preparation is at a Shanghainese restaurant in Taiwan that offers, free with your meal, a hefty portion of the stinkiest steamed stinky tofu that I've ever had, served in a dark savory broth/sauce. Love it. And I remember there was another place in Taipei - a night market vendor - that served it steamed in a soup with all kinds of Chinese medicinal herbs.
Anything like that around here?
I did see this old thread, but was hoping for some more recent reports: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/45283
Anyway, what do people recommend? My preference is for the East Bay or SF proper, but willing to travel as far as I need to for something truly excellent (and truly stinky).
Somehow I haven't gotten around to trying any of the Spices restaurants yet, so that's on my list. But what else?
1489 Beach Park Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404