“Stinky tofu”, is a kind of private side dish. Because the taste is special, some people like it, some people don't like it.
In the winter in the north, my mother always cooks cabbage and turnips.Occasionally, there is a piece of white tofu, which is also a guest at home, cut into small pieces and eaten with green onions and soy bean paste.
Stinky tofu is made from the leftovers of my mother's tofu mixing.The mother first salted the remaining crushed tofu and put it in a transparent canned bottle.After closing the lid, seal it with a layer of cotton and white cloth, and then tie the bottle tightly with a few turns around the rope.
White bean curd after salting will bean curd out of the bean juice, bean juice by the chimney of the hot smoke to produce a natural yeast group, and bean curd to produce acid changes. Originally a bottle of salt water tofu will become a special smell of rotten tofu mold. In addition to the soy bean itself, but also to increase the smooth soybean oil.
If stinky tofu can be sandwiched in scallion pancakes, it is not heaven delicious food. Unfortunately, the mother rarely do scallion pancakes, steamed bread is often to steam. Therefore, when I was a child, I was very satisfied to eat steamed bread with a piece of stinky tofu.
When I grew up, I went to school and seldom came home. I haven't had the stinky bean curd made by my mother for a long time.
There are also many places in the city selling stinky tofu, there are similar to the kind of mother made, but also made with black beans. They come in different colors, but they are all fried and served with several different hot sauces or sauces. Once in a while, it doesn't taste good enough.
In the supermarket also has the soy bean curd, buys a bottle to go home, and the steamed bread clamps eats together, also can not eat the childhood satisfaction and the happiness.
In my memory, making stinky tofu is my mother's unique skills, but also the joy of my childhood food. The unique smell of stinky tofu, now that I think of it, I still miss it very much!