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Shaoxing Culinary Delights…or Not!

Posted on 06 May 2010 by Sasha

There’s a particular smell you just can’ t avoid while walking down the streets of Shaoxing in China.  It’s a smell that resembles stinky, sweaty feet on a hot summers day.  The smell is putrid; wafting un-invited up your nostrils as you walk past the tiny street side food stalls.

Man Cooking Stinky Tofu

Despite the offensive smell, this is the odor of Shaoxing’s most famous culinary delight Chou Dofu or Stinky Tofu.  Despite it’s rancid smell I was determined to try it, after all, this was a dish with ancient Chinese origins and if it had lasted the test of time surely it tasted better than it smelled?

This was originally a guest post written for Ooh.com.  To read the rest of this article check out the Ooh.com food blog.


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