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stinky tofu

bigjeff May 13, 2010 12:48 PM

anyone know where I might be able to either make my own preparation (grilled, deep-fried, steamed, briased) or, a good place to find some already stinky tofu? If I was truly going to make my own stinky tofu I'm sure it would take at least a month or so, so actually, I am looking for a place where I can by pre-made stinky tofu, or, raw stinky tofu? specifically I'm in New York City but I'd appreciate any general tips about handling, prep and recipes.

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  1. paulj RE: bigjeff May 13, 2010 01:19 PM

    This old Chow thread
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/286502
    focuses on fermented bean curd (which can be bought in jars in most Asian markets), but does also touch on sticky tofu.

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      bigjeff RE: paulj May 13, 2010 01:25 PM

      ya saw that thread and indeed, it does seem to be a "homemade" kinda thing. might just hit up a place and see if they can pawn me off a couple squares.

    2. shaogo RE: bigjeff May 13, 2010 01:25 PM

      Gu Shine Chinese Restaurant in Flushing has very good stinky tofu (chou tofu). Now, I've never had it in Taiwan, so I'm certainly not a connoisseur. Gu Shine's food is discussed on posts in the Manhattan board.

      Also, it's honorable to want to make your own stinky tofu but do you really think you can withstand the smell once you open the stuff up?

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