Stinky Tofu and me

Stinky Tofu is a Chinese delicacy popular in Taiwan, HOng Kong and parts of Mainland China. I did some research online and found that the stinky tofu atAy Chung Flour Rice Noodle is supposed to be the stinkiest and most authentic in Los Angeles' San Gabriel Valley.

Ay Chung is a Taiwanese restaurant which serves street style food and home made noodles that are highly yummy. The stinky tofu is served in little fried cubes and you would never know how severely stinky it is just by looking at it. When I first sniffed it I really did gag. It smells like it came from the insides of a farm animal and then sat in the hot sun for many hours.

I only ate 2 bites and then I got the rest to go. I had to wrap it in 3 plastic bags to hide the scent. I gave it to a Chinese friend and she got very excited when she saw it. She ate every, rotten little piece. It is hard to believe that Natto and STinky Tofu are made from the same friendly little bean.