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stinky tofu purveyor

bigjeff May 13, 2010 01:17 PM

anyone know where I can get "raw" stinky tofu so I can fry/grill/braise myself at home? I know, I'm asking for punishment but I wanna try to make it! I figure the boroughs of the outer would have a good chance

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  1. buttertart RE: bigjeff May 13, 2010 01:32 PM

    Maybe the rather lihai lady at Gu Shine would sell you some raw. It was more whiffy than highly flavored when I had it there.

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      Lau RE: bigjeff May 13, 2010 09:01 PM

      supposedly red chopsticks has the best version in flushing...ive never had a good version in NY, but thats what some people have told me

      but i agree with buttertart, you're best probably trying to ask one of the restaurant vendors where they get theirs

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        vicki_vale RE: Lau May 14, 2010 11:36 AM

        big jeff
        good luck in your quest. i'm glad i am not your next door neighbor right now-- that stuff reeks so bad that it qualifies for DEP regulation : D

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          Lau RE: vicki_vale May 14, 2010 01:04 PM

          you are kind of a pioneer, i dont think ive ever heard of anyone cooking it in their house

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            buttertart RE: Lau May 14, 2010 01:06 PM

            Yeah even in Taiwan it's a (or used to be) street food, Ching Yeh and Mei Hwa restaurants didn't have it on their menus.

      2. MOREKASHA RE: bigjeff May 14, 2010 12:36 PM

        Hell, some stand in the Golden mall downstairs has to have the stuff. It hits ya as you stroll down the stairs

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          Lau RE: MOREKASHA May 14, 2010 01:04 PM

          yah there is a taiwanese stall there now

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            JMF RE: MOREKASHA May 24, 2010 07:38 AM

            it's the stall directly in front of you as you go down the stairs.

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              MOREKASHA RE: JMF May 24, 2010 08:02 AM

              A ha!

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