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Address: Shenkeng St., Shenkeng Township, Taipei, Taiwan
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

From fermented stinky tofu to tofu ice cream, this street has it all...

From fermented stinky tofu to tofu ice cream, this street has it all. Don't worry if you don't recognize any of the foods. Vendors are generous with samples so you can try before you buy.

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Great for food and away from malls

Took the train to the zoo station. Took a bus near the zoo's entrance. Approximately 15 min ride. Bus driver will announced at its final stop and going to Shenkeng would have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the train to the zoo station. Took a bus near the zoo's entrance. Approximately 15 min ride. Bus driver will announced at its final stop and going to Shenkeng would have to alight here. Walk straight ahead. Cross a traffic light. Past a petrol kiosk. Approximately 10 min walk. You can't miss the entrance. Lots of smelly tofu stores.... More 

Thank willworktotravel82
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72 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoYPj5mG-hU copy and paste the above link for watching more information before you go. This old street is very unqiue asone of the landmark in Taipei. They sell all different kind of tofu products. Worth to go.

Thank Hike G
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300 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

From as far as 100 ft away from the entrance, we could already smell the stench of the smelly tofu. As we got closer, the stench was seriously unbearable. We had to pinch our noses & close our mouths, took deep breaths & held our breaths for 15 seconds & ran as far as we could from the shop that... More 

1 Thank DanielOon
Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

As getting there by public transport is very complicated, we took a taxi especially as there were 4 of us and the fare was under TWD200. We were recommended the charcoal-toasted tofu sold at the foodstall outside the Temple (midway up the street) and they did not disappoint. We had stinky tofu and duck blood soup but some of my... More 

Thank leisurepleasure
Singapore, Singapore
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71 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Initially, I thought this place was where soya beans being cultivated and lead to the production of beancurb. It was later I realized it was because this place is famed for their charcoal-toasted beancurb and sampled one of which at the entrance of the "old street".

2 Thank kopohui
Mount Gambier, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

I've smelled this stuff before in Hong Kong and it was horrendous but this street seems to have a watered down version of it. Worth going to see the street at night and easiest by taxi.

2 Thank Bomoh
Singapore, Singapore
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

The tofu smell will fills the whole area and you can smell it from a distance away from the street. This street have a lot of character in it. Try a few things here, tofu ice cream, duck's blood, sweet dessert with assorted dumpling, of course, smelly tofu. Ask them to fry the smelly tofu a little more crispy.. They... More 

2 Thank Trev N
Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I just visited this past weekend and it was really crowded. (Sunday appx 3pm). There are a few temples to look at, yummy things to try, and cute items to buy. It's a little bit outside of Taipei and you need to either drive there or take the bus. I live in Taipei and want to see everything but if... More 

1 Thank Chinadoll219
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Huge variety of delicious Taiwanese food! Its a convenient place to end your day after visiting the beach at the Northern Coast of Taiwan (a short drive). Do try the taro dessert as it's fantastic!

Thank AndyStorm
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Is a regular old street and don't expect something different. Stinky tofu at the president ma signed good is the worst tasting i ever ate and the tofu icecream is soya milk icecream. To get there take bus no 660 from ximen, jingmei or muzha MRT station's else from tape city hall take bus no. 921. You have to swipe... More 

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