Video clip from the show - an introduction to stinky tofu; Andrew's visit to
Dai's House of Unique Stink starts at about the 5:00 minute mark.
We knew at some point we would make it to Dai's House of Unique Stink to see for ourselves just how bad it really is, and it just so happened that we found ourselves in Taipei with some time to kill when our moms were in town. Lucky them right? Right.
It took us a couple minutes just sitting in the restaurant to acclimate to the smell. It about knocks you over when you walk in. Ms. Wu herself came to take our order and recommended two varieties of stinky tofu - one that comes cold, soft and raw, and another that is fried. We tried the soft one first:
Folks, this is the grossest thing I have ever eaten. Think of the worst sewage smell you have ever experienced and imagine that being in your mouth. I thought some of us weren't going to be able to swallow it. We had chasers of dark, strong, juice that we quickly drank but the taste doesn't leave your mouth that easily. Next came the fried stinky tofu and Ms. Wu showed us how to prepare it.
Compared to the raw kind, fried was a piece of cake. Smothered in sauce it was manageable. Manageable as in I would probably never again eat it on purpose but if made to I could do it without gagging. Jeremiah rallied and went back for seconds of the raw type, and I think even ate a whole square of the fried one by himself.
Now whose ready to try some?