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Stinky Tofu (HOU)?

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As a Houston resident, it is pretty surprising to me that there isn't an authentic Chinese/Taiwanese place that serves stinky tofu. With such an extensive Chinatown, you would think there is at least one...or am I missing out on a hidden gem?

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  1. there was a place, not sure if it's there anymore, on Bellaire in the strip center near the Welcome Food Center. sorry, the name escapes me, but perhaps someone else can help you out.

    1. Ay Chung, the Taiwanese noodle chain has a dry fried version of stinky tofu (in sauce). Kind of resembles (in texture) the fried salt/pepper tofu you see in some Chinese restaurants, and is not as stinky as the wet stuff. Ay Chung is at 9338 Bellaire.

      1. For whatever reasons, the Houston Health Dept. does not allow restaurants to serve this. I was told it had something to do with the fermintation process.

        The place that used to serve it in the Welcome Food Center, does not anymore. : (

        1. I can see the Houston Health Department getting scared of that stuff.

          1. Article on stinky tofu, with some links.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stinky_tofu