Recipe: how to cook Chinese food, Fried Stinky Tofu_snack

Panda Cheffy
Oct 26, 2018 · 3 min read

Stinky Tofu is a Chinese traditional snack, originated from the Ming Dynasty. It is fermented food. Different cooking ways in different regions. The common stinky tofu is fried. Some regions serve it with cabbage pickle. It sounds horrible, but smell not bad, and taste great. In Taiwan, there is a boiled stinky tofu, you could choose pork intestine or vegetable boil with it. OMG, you can smell it from several miles away, but it has a forgettable and great taste.

boiled stinky tofu

There is another style stinky tofu in China, the stinky fermented bean curd. It has a strong smell. Today we use it as one ingredient to cook the fried stinky tofu at home.

stinky fermented bean burd


  • 4 pcs stinky fermented bean curd (wangzhihe brand prefer)
  • 1 spoon baijiu
  • 1 tofu
  • cold boiled water
  • chilli sauce or garlic chilli sauce (optional)
  • coriander, spring onion (optional)


Step 1: prepare tofu and stinky fermented bean curd.

Step 2: dice tofu. mix fermented bean curd and baijiu in cold boiled water.

Step 3: put tofu into the fermented bean curd water. make sure the water cover over the tofu.

Step 4: keep in the fridge for 24 hours.

Step 5: fry it into golden colour. if you think it costs too much time to stinky tofu in the water, you could skip step 2 to step 4, fry the tofu directly. then use the stinky fermented bean curd as the dipping sauce.

Step 6: sprinkle some chilli sauce and spring onion or coriander. DONE❕


want to learn any Chinese food, leave comments to me 😊

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