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Stinky Tofu in Chicago?

aroques Dec 13, 2006 07:04 AM

I wonder if any restaurants serve this stuff here. I'd make it at home except that I'd definitely die of stinky botulism. Does anyone know where, if there is any stinky tofu to be eaten in Chicago?

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  1. chicgail RE: aroques Dec 13, 2006 01:52 PM

    Try Spring World Restaurant in China Town on China Place. I've never tried it (stinky!), but I've heard people rave about it.

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      aroques RE: aroques Dec 29, 2006 01:58 PM

      thanks! i'll check it out sometime.

      1. SkinnyChef RE: aroques Dec 31, 2006 10:32 PM

        There's actually a brand new place that just opened up in Chinatown Square where Coco Cafe use to be, KS Seafood, a Taiwanese style place. I think they have 2 stinky tofu dishes (not on the English menu though, in Chinese only). We had the one w a spicy meat sauce served in a mini-wok heated over a candle, REALLY good. Definitely can smell the tofu when it comes out, but it's paradise in your mouth! A nice touch was the pickled bitter melon they brought out as an amuse bouche, a first in Chinatown.

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          aroques RE: aroques Jan 1, 2007 04:03 PM

          Thanks! Do you know if the other dish is vegetarian? Or at least no red meat?

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            SkinnyChef RE: aroques Jan 2, 2007 09:36 PM

            Not sure, just remember the waitress saying the other stinky tofu dish uses the dried/fried kind. I'm sure both can be made vegetarian. Good Luck!

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