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Address: Shenkeng St., Shenkeng Township, Taipei, Taiwan
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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From fermented stinky tofu to tofu ice cream, this street has it all. Don't...

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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Old Town Nuance, Specialty in Tofu

We took #660 bus from Gungguan to Shenkeng. The street entry started with old tree in the middle. It has a old Taiwan street nuance. Once you enter the street, you will smell the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Makubex F
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took #660 bus from Gungguan to Shenkeng. The street entry started with old tree in the middle. It has a old Taiwan street nuance. Once you enter the street, you will smell the stinky tofu right away. Like old people said: the stinkiest the tofu...the better the taste. Right after you enter, there is a grill stinky tofu...probably one... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We were really surprised by the number of stores selling Tofu here. You can enjoy yours in a sit down restaurant, under the grand old tree at the road junction or simply have it takeaway style. There is no escaping and you will savour every last drop of the serving. The street is laced with many shops selling unique local... More 

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Thank Michael Y
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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.

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Thank Hike G
Singapore
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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 

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Vancouver, Canada
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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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

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".

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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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 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 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 

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