Stinky Tofu

Hong Kong Travel Guides / October 13, 2016
Stinky Tofu Image credit: David Woo/Flickr

Another street food classic, stinky tofu says everything that it is.

It indeed has a stench that may turn a hungry person off. The rancid smell is a result of a mixture of fermented milk, fish and meat that can last up to a few months. The taste of stinky tofu is way better than the odor it gives out.

Deep fried until it’s perfectly crunchy, this is best eaten with sweet, chili sauce. Enjoy a good filling snack by having it alongside with a bowl of piping hot noodles and a refreshing glass of fruit drink that a lot of food stalls offer.

Here are the best places to get stinky tofu in Hong Kong.

    For a plethora of excellent street food stalls
    What to order: Stinky tofu, Grilled food, Dried snacks, Dumplings
    Price range: HK$10 to $40 ($1.28 to $5.11)
    When: 07:00 - 23:00 daily
    Where: Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
    For satisfying your cravings of different street food
    What to order: Stinky tofu, Curry fish balls, Beef offals, Fried Octopus Tentacles
    Price range: HK$8 to $30 ($1.03 to $3.87)
    When: 12:00 - 00:00 daily
    Where: 41 Dundas Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
    For delicious food that will give a big bang for your buck
    What to order: Stinky tofu, Fried pig intestines, Noodle bowls, Skewered treat
    Price range: HK$10 to $30 ($1.28 to $3.83)
    When: 10:30 - 21:30 daily
    Where: Shop 10, G/F, 30-32 Nullah Road, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
The 10 Best Street Food in Hong Kong