Thursday, April 14, 2016

T2014 Crispy Tofu

From Taipei, we went to Taichung to two famous stalls in the FengJia Night Market (逢甲夜市). From one of them, we bought the following:

Mee Suah and Crispy Stinky Tofu which is not as stinky as those wet ones in my earlier post.

The pieces of tofu were very crispy and covered by pickled cabbage and shredded cucumber. I did not know that they would put so much sauce on the vegetables. I think it will taste better with less sauce.

Mee Suah in gooey broth with "I can't remember what the vegetable was" on top. Piping hot so be careful when eating this.

This eatery only sells 3 food items. Crispy stinky tofu TWD 45 (MYR 5.40), Mee Suah TWD35 (MYR 4.20) and Pickled Cabbage TWD40 (MYR4.80)

The name of this eatery at the night market is 一心素食(Yi Xing). The turnaround is very fast so if there are no available seats, just wait for a short while and you will get a seat soon enough.

26 comments:

  1. Nice or not, stinky tofu? Never tried - I don't think we can get that here. People say it is so smelly but then again, our own stuff like belacan and cincaluk don't smell all that great either but they taste so good. LOL!!!

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    1. Nice! Very crispy! Here in KL we can get this stinky tofu in some pasar malam.

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  2. I heard stinky tofu is not that stinky to eat. I guess need to acquire the taste.

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    1. When you eat it, it is not stinky so no need to acquire the taste.

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  3. it looks like better gourd, never tasted stinky taufu before. Those people eat fast to allow other to have the seats, very considerate.

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    1. Let me try to find out whether it is bitter gourd or not by asking my food companion on that day.

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  4. The mee sua looks good.. The vege topping looks like "char choy".. Very hoi wai one wor..

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  5. Nah nah nah, this is what I mean dressing up the stinky tofu lo, they will pour a bunch of stuff (in this case pickled cabbage) on top of the tofu in the hopes of making the thing... less stinky when serving.

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    1. hahaha, you are a pro in this. :)

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  6. The tofu is serve in cold or hot one?

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    1. The crispy tofu is served very hot! Be careful when eating or else will burn the lips and tongue.

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  7. When I went HK in 2002, I ever smelled the stinky tofu, the vege looks like bittergourd to me, these could be nice snacks to eat cos they are not very filling

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    1. Did you eat the stinky tofu in HK at that time? Let me confirm is bittergourd or not.

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  8. Long time haven't eaten stinky tofu. Can't remember how it was like ....probably not as smelly when one is eating it and probably didn't feel anything special about it since I did not try again ( queue at pasar malam hre for stinky tofu can be quite long though). Your picture however looks very appetising. The Taiwan mee suah over here uses shredded chicken, how different is the taste for both the Taiwan mee suah here and there, do you know?

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    1. I also cannot remember the difference about the mee suah. The stinky tofu is very crispy, not stinky at all when eaten.

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  9. I have yet to come across stinky tofu. I wonder how stinky it is. LOL!

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    1. Some pasar malam here in KL and PJ sell stinky tofu too. When you smell it, it is stinky like a used socks but when you eat it, no stinky smell in your mouth at all.

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  10. Taiwan's mee suah is always the best!

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    1. The put the mee suah in piping hot gooey broth.

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  11. I have not eaten the local stinky tofu from pasar malam but I relly don't like the smell of it. Maybe one day I may pluck up enough courage to try our local one. Hong Kong stinky tofu quite tasty.

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    1. You dare to try the HK stinky tofu but not our local ones? Why?

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  12. To me, there are many other foods in the world and I don't need to eat stinky tofu hehe. But I have tried before.

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    1. Where? Taiwan, China, or local here?

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  13. Till today I have yet to try stinky tofu. I can't imagine how it is. I see the mee suah with gooey gravy and I imagine Lor Mee. Is it anything like it?

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  14. I like the Taiwan style stinky tofu also. It's a lot better than the Hong Kong ones. I had it earlier this year, Taiwan is a bit more smelly (for me) but the taste is better.

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