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Stinky tofu, anyone?

atomeyes | Jul 12, 2008 03:46 PM

Last night, I went to the Toronto Night Market. I thought I would try some tasty eats that wouldn't break the bank.

Shortly after I entered the market, I could smell this horribly putrid smell wafting towards us with the breeze. None of us were sure what the smell was, but, as we made our way deeper into the market, the smell become more intense (and more putrid).
We finally saw a sign that marked the source of the smell:

stinky tofu.

That's right, the name says it all. Its a Taiwanese tofu dish that sits in a broth that's fermented for 6 months.

If you haven't experienced stinky tofu - eating it or casually smelling it - more information can be found here:

People were lining up for it in droves. I tried a piece and, well, it was incredibly not to my liking (is that PC enough?). The tofu almost didn't stay down after I swallowed and, 24 hours later, i still get olfactory flashbacks of my experience.

Anyone else have positive or negative stinky tofu experiences? And I wasn't aware of any GTA restaurants that made and sold stinky tofu.

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