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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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Traditional old street

First stop upon arrival in Taiwan. Nice quaint little street offering much touristy stuff but enjoyable

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First stop upon arrival in Taiwan. Nice quaint little street offering much touristy stuff but enjoyable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

If you visit here, you must eat chòu tofu. It has many ways to eat, fry in oil with pickle, grilled tofu, Steamed chòu Tofu, and even ice cream tofu. Both of fryed chòu tofu and steamed chòu tofu were my favorite. However, some people doesn't like this, there are also many delicious food and shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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