興隆手工涼麵 – Xīng Lóng

30 Sep

What is the most popular food that makes all the new comer foreigners curious to try it here? i believe most of them will say that it is stinky tofu or chòu dòufu.

People do name it like that for yes, it is really really stinky since it is formed from fermentation process. The degree of the stinky itself has some various degrees, from ‘not so stinky’ to ‘very very stinky, that even will make you want to vomit because of its strength odor. And there are several ways in serving, like the boiled with the soup, the fried – barbecued, and the fried one. Me? i prefer the fried one, because the boiled one is just too..too strong odor, and the soup is even more stinky and weird for me.

The very first time i tried it was horrible, i didn’t even know how it can be famous and favorite, but then i didn’t even know how it started i become like it and even hunt for it, and apparently the same thing happened to Leo :D, and now everytime we want to eat chòu dòufu is just easy by simply following the garbage odor, and there we are, we find our chòu dòufu. We used to hunt the good chòu dòufu every where we hang around for foods, indeed there are some stupid funny experiences, like once we had chòu dòufu for the breakfast, and it was really strong chòu dòufu and even worse i added some spicy on it, and sure hell yeah i got diarrhea all day long afterwards.

We have some favorite of chòu dòufu, and one of them is this small restaurant called 興隆手工涼麵 – Xīng Lóng which is located in No.2-1, Ln. 333, Sec. 3, Roosevelt Rd., Da’an Dist, across Gong Guan Night market

興隆手工涼麵 - Xīng Lóng - Chou Doufu Seller

It's cooked and served right in front of you

The restaurant is so typically Taiwanese traditional foods restaurant, well..we just call it so Chinese; small, they cook and serve the meals right in front of you, and the owner greet you and welcome you happily. Menu they provide are of course chòu dòufu, various kind of noddles that i don’t know what were that, since all the menu are in Chinese Characters, no English, and the sellers don’t speak English. But i did know they had since Olvin and lenyo ordered some kind of noddles, and those were in pictures, yes they do have pictures only for some special menus, but anyway was difficult for me to understand :D, so i just ordered the chòu dòufu, the fried one, and i don’t know whether they have the other kinds of the chòu dòufu of not. It costed 40 (or 30??? well..i don’t remember it since Leo paid for that)

The Crunchy and Yummy Chou Doufu

One description for this is: Delicious, and i may say that this is the best Chou Doufu in Gong Guan Area, or even one of the best i ever tried, and apparently Leo and Olvin agreed with me. It was crunchy, not too stinky, tasty with good mixed ingredient and the pickles. I used not to eat the pickles that’s served together with chòu dòufu, because it’s just used to be too sour for me, but pickles in this retaurant is different, not sour and so delicious. The portion? is least for me

My Point for this? 8.5 from 1 to 10 chòu dòufu scale, hehe..if you are chòu dòufu lover, or you are the new comer who want to try chòu dòufu, i recommend you to come here since the new comer should pick the correct one to make them not to stop eating :p

Okay guys, happy eating and see you in the next restaurants



1 Comment

Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Snacks and Side Dishes, Taiwanese Style


One response to “興隆手工涼麵 – Xīng Lóng

  1. Lenyo

    September 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    From a Taiwanese point of view this one is also the only one I like after I can to Taipei. Really good! =)
    By the way… every portion is enough (or even too much) for you, Tina. maybe only ice cream could be too little for you. LOL


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