So it's called stinky tofu because it is stinky? Beautiful, oh. Oh.
Americans Try Stinky Tofu for the First Time
Stinky tofu is basically fermented tofu that's deep fried. It comes, usually, with pickled cabbage, a sweet and salty sauce, and chili sauce. I always make a point to get stinky tofu whenever I visit a night market in Taiwan. The smell was definitely something that I didn't like at first, and I've really grown to love the taste of stinky tofu. So, today I'm gonna be showing this dish with some of my coworkers, and I'm really excited to see what they think of it.
It smells like old shrimp!
It smells like armpit, gym socks.
It smells like, like, wet pennies.
Let's get a close up on Kane's eyes because they're watering a little bit.
我們拉近來看 Kane 的眼睛，因為它們有一點流眼淚了。
Wow, that's good.
I don't like it at all.
It's got an aftertaste.
That aftertaste is like the smell.
The texture is nice—I will say that.
The equivalent of what I imagine, like, gym socks would taste like in, like, a seventh grader's locker that were there for, like, six months.
Oh my God, you're killing me, but also, also I can see it.
I'm kind of into it.
She doesn't like it.
I have mixed feelings.
This sauce is dope. These sauces are really great.
Definitely soaking the insides is, like, key.
Do people eat this, like, in their homes mainly or, like, out in the open?
It's very much street food.
Okay, because they don't want the smell, I'm assuming, to, like, get trapped in their house.
I don't think, no matter if you're Taiwanese or not, I don't think you want that smell, like, persisting.
It's definitely an acquired taste.
It's, like, just left of being really good, you know what I mean?
I think it's fine, honestly.
It's just very new.
It's just very new. Maybe I'll like it...the next time around.
Okay, so, a lot less people liked it than I thought they would. And I'm not insulted that a lot of people didn't like this because there are Taiwanese people that don't like this either. Like my friend said before, it's an acquired taste. And plus, it means more for me, right? You guys want some?