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Stinky Tofu (HOU)?

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smirkrevenge Oct 30, 2006 09:44 PM

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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    yimay RE: smirkrevenge Oct 30, 2006 10:37 PM

    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. Chandavkl RE: smirkrevenge Nov 1, 2006 03:58 AM

      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. Sahel578 RE: smirkrevenge Nov 1, 2006 01:16 PM

        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. designerboy01 RE: smirkrevenge Nov 14, 2006 06:09 AM

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

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            texnosh RE: smirkrevenge Nov 17, 2006 03:21 AM

            Article on stinky tofu, with some links.

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

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