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Stiky Tofu

Stinky Tofu – The Healthy And Easy Way

Stinky Tofu (chou doufu) is a traditional Chinese food which varies depending on where in China it is made and even other parts of the world.
Course Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 4 days
Servings 4


  • 15 ml shrimp paste
  • 500 g firm tofu
  • 100 g soft tofu
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 400 ml warm water


  • To make the brine, place the shrimp paste in a clean container and add the warm water, soft tofu and salt. Store for two days, stirring occasionally.
  • Next, cut the firm tofu into small pieces and place into another container and let it sit for half a day to two days. Remove and deep fry until golden brown.
  • The tofu becomes softer and the odor stronger the longer it sits in the container. It generally turns like fermented bean curd on the third or fourth day.