mercredi 3 février 2010

smelly stuff

this is what we call "smally Tofu"
they sell it in the streets of Hong-Kong
it's just about the worst smelling thing that has ever seen the sun.
You can smell it from so far off; a mixture of vomit and decaying fish...

it's preserved tofu
i have no idea of how it's prepared, or how it's cooked, or even how it's kept

all i know is that is is amazingly delicious... A savoury smokey taste, with a delicate of aura of fermentation.

It's served in a paper bag, you add on the sauce you want (in this case a mixture of plum sauce and chili), but it has an amazing taste of it's own.

you just have to around the smell...


it's winter
it's cold
forget your muesli
forget your bacon and eggs
forget your steaming porridge...


THE breakfast

rice that's just cooked in a light broth for as long as possible.
Add in whatever, from preserved veg & eggs to shredded pork, to a simple boiled egg, soya sauce...

one bowl

one meal

perfect for winter