Is stinky tofu really stinky? Of course lah, if not why would they call it stinky tofu? How stinky is it? Let me count the ways...
Well, it is Friday. Time to wash my living room curtains which have not been washed for two years. Or was it three? Am I terrible?
I had to wash the curtains in three batches because obviously my washing machine is not big enough to wash all in one go.
I hate washing curtains. You gotta remove the curtains, then remove the curtain hooks and once washed, you have to put back the hooks and hook the curtains back on the rail. That is a lot of work but it had to be done.
Because of that, I had no time to cook. There was one portion of soup in the fridge but I wanted to keep that for dinner. So I thought I might fast till dinner time but alas, my stomach had other ideas. So Grabfood lah.
Can you guess where this is from? They have stinky tofu on the menu, which I (although curious) dare not order at the restaurant lest I faint from the pong or gag at the table.
And now for the smelly stuff.
It looked benign, just like any ordinary deep fried tofu. But... it was so smelly. I don't know how to describe it. It was a very sharp smell. It came with some pickled cabbage and two small tubs of sweet sauce.
I gingerly tried a piece without the sauce. Oh dear. The smell is worse than the taste but still ......
Then I dipped it in the sauce and it tasted somewhat better but still ....
Stinky tofu is not described as the blue cheese of tofu for nothing. Let me try to describe. It's a very gross description, so brace yourselves. You know when you have food stuck between your teeth (especially between your molars) and the some hours later you remove it with your tongue? It smells bad right? That's how stinky tofu is for me.
I paid RM9.90 to eat something smelly. Never again.