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Shenkeng Tofu Street

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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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Not so smelly

The tofu was really tasty. I am not a big lover of traditional ways how to prepare tofu, but this one was really good. It was not not so smelly too, if I compare it with some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife loves tofu, which probably explains why it was a bit of a downer for us. The tofu isn't really any better than elsewhere in Taiwan, and thus affirms that this was more of a tourist trap. Having said that we still had fun. Pros: clean beautiful retro streets and buildings (but there are plenty even in the city);... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friends in Taipei took us here on our final evening in Taiwan. I had been pining for some good stinky tofu and this was the place to find it. We parked our car about a block away and walked over to Shenkeng Old Street (which is pedestrian only and closed to traffic). We came on a Sunday evening. While... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The tofu was really tasty. I am not a big lover of traditional ways how to prepare tofu, but this one was really good. It was not not so smelly too, if I compare it with some cheeses from Europe. The street looks old and is full of restaurants and small shops.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I went there with my parent, majority food is stinky tofu here. But and also you have other choose. Haha! About the buildings here, I am not sure was it renew or rebuild before. There look new and clean, not like a street has many years history. For foreigners, I prefer you guys can try stinky tofu here because the... More 

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Milpitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We took a taxi from Taipei 101 to Shenkeng Street. It was crowded and lines were long for most of the food stations. Eat as much stinky tofu as possible whether it is stewed or deep-fried. You won't be disappointed.Not into stinky tofu? There are plenty of stalls that sells ice cream, pastries, nuts, and more.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Shenkeng Old Street is one of the best places for stinky tofu in Taiwan. There's many shops in the old street that serve stinky tofu 3 ways: deep fried, stewed (hot pot), and grilled. Other than Stinky Tofu, there's a great sweet tofu shop by the backside entrance. Getting to Shenkeng Old street can be troublesome if you don't have... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

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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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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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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