Friday, May 23, 2014

Shilin Stinky Tofu - Jihe (士林基河臭豆腐): Overall Second Best in My 2014 Taiwan Trip!

I have waxed lyrical about the most amazing smelly tofu i ever had in my whole life along Shenkeng Old Street. However, not many share my passion in travelling to far-fetched places for food.

Hence, i am going to bring all of you to a much more convenient area in Taipei; Shilin Night Market! Now, it's arguably the most famous tourist icon of Taiwan (besides the Taipei 101) and it's rare to find a tourist who has never been to the father of all night markets in Taiwan. 

Note the location: from Jiantan MRT station, walk towards Shilin Night Market. At the start of Jihe Road (基河路), you would see a 7-11. Locate the stinky tofu stall right in front! 

At NT$45 a serving, i would not have tried it if not for Alex who extended his massage by another fifteen minutes! I was kept waiting at the entrance when i saw the endless flow of customers who queued up and got their stinky tofu! And i could not resist the smelly fragrance that permeated the air! 

The thing that got many people obsessed was the sauce; there was a ginger-spiciness to it that was similar to the condiment that often drenched the stinky tofu sold in local pasar malams, albeit much nicer! 

Compared to Shenkeng smelly tofu, it didn't have that crisp, the texture was soggier and the flavour was just a tad short. Good enough, especially given the location, but for the real deal, you must travel to Shenkeng!

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Location
Refer to paragraph 3.

Map
As above

Price
NT$45 for a serving


For an overview of my 9 Days, 8 Nights Taiwan Trip [Cingjing (清境) - Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) - Taichung (臺中) - Taipei (臺 北)], click HERE.

 

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