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The glorious stinky foods of Shaoxing

Posted by Fuchsia on June 25, 2012
Unusual delicacies / 4 Comments

My article on the delights of rotted amaranth stalks and other Shaoxing specialities is now on the Financial Times website here – it was originally published in their international edition. It’s one of my favourite pieces, and brings back happy memories of Shaoxing and its many gastronomic surprises. (It’s a kind of sister piece to the article about the cheese-tasting in Shaoxing for which I won my¬†James Beard Award.) The following are a few photographs of the delicacies mentioned in the piece:

Rotted amaranth stalks - yum!

The stalks on a bed of innocent white tofu

Fermented tofu skin steamed with minced pork - unbelievably scrumptious

Uncooked stinking tofu

Stinky tofu street stall

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