Stinky tofu is fermented tofu. For those of us who love it, stinky tofu smells fragrant and delicious. For those of us who don’t have the nose for it, stinky tofu smells like sewage. Luckily, I have got the nose! I return to Taiwan every summer for the stinky tofu; this is one of the items that is on my last meal list. I am always in search of some great stinky tofu and I found it today in the Daan District in Taipei.Ain’t it beautiful? Fried fermented tofu, served up with pickled cabbage, chili, mashed garlic and a blend of soy sauce and vinegar.
Here is the whole stinky tofu operation. The truck where the stinky tofu operation takes place. Just parked on the street.
I asked the owner of the truck when he will return to this location, in the first clip. He said he doesn’t know. I asked how I could find him again. He said, “Fate. Fate.” Because I love stinky tofu, I now must believe in fate. Gotta throw my existential beliefs out the window. My life is more now complete today than yesterday.
To read about my prior post on stinky tofu, click here.
This experience took place on a side street of Daan District in Taipei, across from the National Taipei University of Education.