The Chou doufu Poll

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What do you think of Chou doufu/Stinky Tofu?

Never tried it, so I wouldn't know
4
7%
Never tried, never will. It's foul!
7
13%
I've tried it and once was enough
12
22%
Tried it, OK, but nothing special
10
18%
Love it - the stinkier the better
22
40%
 
Total votes : 55

The Chou doufu Poll

Postby Sir Donald Bradman » 10 Feb 2003, 17:37

I used to think that about half the foreigners here have never tried stinky tofu and the other half love it. Then my brother tried it and didn't like it so I guess it's possible.

Main variety is the fried stuff. BBQ is even tastier. I've never tried the steamed soupy one, because it's never veggie. If you have different opinions on different varieties, how about just voting for the deep-fried.

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Postby maoman » 10 Feb 2003, 17:49

I think it's great stuff. However, it isn't all the same. Differences in quality and cooking methods vary widely. I recommend a local person who loves the stuff to suss out a good place. 8-)
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Postby Sir Donald Bradman » 10 Feb 2003, 17:58

Agree with you Maoman. Had some disgusting stuff yesterday in Taidong. The 'suan cai' was just 'cai'. What's the name of the famous town out past Muzha where they're sposd to have the best choudofu in Taiwan (the world?). Shen Keng? I've had good stuff there. Actually there's a lot of good stuff around. My favorite ever was some very ripe BBQ'd stuff in Jiufen (very last one as you walk through the market).

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Postby ImaniOU » 10 Feb 2003, 22:07

The first time I smelled chou doufu, I checked the bottoms of my shoes because the way the stench lingered, I thought I had stepped in something.
Then at my school's last weiya, they served chou doufu with the smell subdued. I suspected what it was so I took a very tiny snippet of it, put it in my mouth with the taste filling my mouth and realized that the smell is misleading as it didn't taste like dog shit...



It tasted dog shit and fermented vomit. :?

How can you people eat that? :shock: It wasn't in my mouth for a second before it hijacked my tastebuds. Why would someone choose to eat something that smells like that?

A true chou doufu fan must be the guy whose mouth waters whenever he just hears someone fart.
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Postby sandman » 10 Feb 2003, 22:19

It tasted (like) dog shit and fermented vomit.


You sure have tasted the strangest things! :shock:
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Postby ali » 10 Feb 2003, 22:44

Now we know how to torture ImaniOU. Writing this made me think of the chick in 007. By the way, do you look anything close to her?
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Postby Flipper » 11 Feb 2003, 03:27

sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the bbq chou doufu is not veggie. I'm pretty sure they put shacha(
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Postby jeff » 11 Feb 2003, 03:54

Sorry, I cant respond to this poll as you've omitted the "Tried it and it's foul, foul, foul" option.
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Postby Sharky » 11 Feb 2003, 09:59

The BBQ stuff is OK, but the steamed stuff, FORGET IT.... I don't want to try tasting Dog Shit, but if ImaniOU is correct, that is what it tastes like! Double YUK!
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Postby Sir Donald Bradman » 11 Feb 2003, 22:23

sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the bbq chou doufu is not veggie. I'm pretty sure they put shacha(
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