Accompaniment to a breakfast congee
Stinky tofu is fried in places like Shanghai, Taiwan or Hong Kong to be eaten as a snack, but is eaten as an accompaniment to congee for breakfast. It is said that the smell and the richness enhances the appetite.
・The characteristics of stinky tofu is the strong smell similar to a foul odor. It is eaten mainly in southern China, but there are locals who cannot eat it due to its strong smell.
・Due to the activities of many kinds of microbes, such as, natto bacteria and lactic acid bacteria, proteins are broken down and the product of metabolism produces this distinctive smell and umami.
Major areas of production:
China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
Effect on health and beauty:
Intestinal tract regulation, blood purification, inhibition of blood pressure rise, anti-aging and appetite stimulation