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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

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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Worth spending time for eating!

If you like bean-products, it's really a good place to spend time in. You can try desserts or proper meal with bean curd here. I love bean curd so I really enjoy eating here for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably one of the highlights of my trip. Loved the street the moment I reached there. Two rows of shophouses in red bricks. Has its own character. Tried one of the tofu stores right at the front with long queues. It was really tasty and portion was good. Also tried another store which is quick big which does... More 

Thank PCSim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

If you like bean-products, it's really a good place to spend time in. You can try desserts or proper meal with bean curd here. I love bean curd so I really enjoy eating here for 2-3 hours (need time to digest XD). There're also shops that you can walk in between eating different stuff! A nice place to spend half-day... More 

Thank bonnieng1122
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

went there second time this time round, not much things to look forward to. Mostly tofu stalls. Only the first stall with lots of people. deep inside the walk is many restaurants selling tofu foods and chickens etc. not really very cheap.

Thank ben10tan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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 

Thank John W
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 

Thank Dr_Maru
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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.

Thank Ondra_PH
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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