By Trevor Price
My personal favourite part of visiting new countries is trying new food. I’m usually willing to try almost anything, so I’m pretty adventurous.
What you are seeing in this picture is stinky tofu, and on a recent trip to Hong Kong, I ingested this crazy local street food dish.
For a very long time I’ve walked around Hong Kong and occasionally smelled something so revolting I just began calling it “Hong Kong Smell” and, I’ll be honest, I chalked it up to sewage.
So imagine my surprise when a group of people standing in line behind me at a food stall smelled just like it! We got in a conversation and I learned that all this time it’s been stinky tofu that was the culprit.
Of course, moments later I was paying my 5HKD (about $1 USD) and taking a bite!
The verdict… not that bad! I’ll be back for more next time I’m down in my favourite street food city.
On a related note, the Michelin Guide to Restaurants, if you’re not familiar with it, is a listing of the greatest restaurants in the world. I have no idea how they decide, but recently they released a Michelin guide to Hong Kong street food. I still have a few to visit, but maybe I’ll write my own reviews once I’ve finished them.