Well… the after dinner plan was for me to try smell toufu for the first time. Fans of smelly toufu are always trying to get new people to give it a go… convinced somehow that once they have tasted smelly toufu… they’ll be new converts to a delicacy as smelly as a dirty drain.
I don’t know if you can tell from the photo but I was already holding my breath! To be honest, the smelly toufu here is nothing as smelly as those I’ve came across in Hong Kong or Taiwan. The smelliest smelly toufu I’ve encounter was in Beijing, China. I was on a tour bus when I smelt it. I seriously almost fainted… it was almost as if I was stuck in China’s sewage system and the little smelly toufu push cart wasn’t even next to the bus… it was in a tiny alleyway!
This Taiwanese smelly toufu wasn’t too overwhelmingly smelly so I took the plunge… held my breath and took a bite. While holding my breath masks the smell before I ate, once it was in my mouth, there was no way I could hide that odor! My conclusion, it’s pretty nice tasting but I just can’t get pass the smell and while the taste was yummy, it wasn’t yummy enough for me to sit through the smell. So I don’t think I’ll be having any more after this experience.
I’m sorry smelly toufu lovers but I wasn’t a convert.