Monday, October 25, 2004

I did it!

On Saturday night, I completed a major milestone in my Taiwanese experience. I ate stinky tofu. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it's a cube of beige coloured bean curd that smells like (how do I put this nicely) a dirty person's nether region when cooked. As such, it is a rather scary thing to have to put in your mouth.
Well I did.
I ate it once, and didn't like it.
So I thought I'd try again - I still didn't like it.
After the third cube, I decided that I really didn't like it at all.

It doesn't taste nearly as bad as it smells, the taste is more like that bad taste you have in your mouth in the morning when you've eaten a steak the night before and have forgotten to brush your teeth.

It would have been nice to like it though, so I could have another thing in common with my Taiwanese friends.


Romona said...

*grossed out* Dude, brotha-man,nigga,homie,friend,Rog: could you be any grosser!?! i can't believe u actually ate that stuff. i have a friend who loves tofu. she says it's great when it's smoked (or maybe better or mayber worse). well, brave thing you did. but also, gross thing you did. okay,bye:)

Anonymous said...

Time to start cooking for yourself (ie how 'bout that recipe bk I gave you?) - the alternative seems a serious health hazard over there...

Anonymous said...

From D-arb --->

Dude, tofu is the vegetarians cameleon, it can taste like anything. Besides, chickpea curd is wang.

Just keep swimming

RoG said...

Well, most tofu is OK, really. It's just this particular species that is so, well, stinky.

Preetam said...

just keep to it.. like other stuff in the east - durian comes to mind.. soon you will learn to love it.

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Charmayne said...

IF tofu is the vegetarians chameleon then a disturbing thought is what was Roger's tofu cooked in?