Most western travelers who have done their homework before they come to Taiwan know about the famous traditional food stinky tofu. It smells really stinking before it is deep fried. People can smell the bad odor in the air from a few meters away. The smell and its name have scared a lot of western travelers away from this food. Even though it tastes good after it is deep fried, it is still not easy to convince foreigners to try it.
|This is uncooked stinky tofu. The tofu is marinated in a |
brine solution for several days. It is then removed
and placed in clean water and washed which removes
the stinking smell before it is placed in the store.