Seriously, this tofu has a very strong odor which is stink. How bad does it smell? Uhmmm... Just imagine rotten tofu, hehehe.... But not unlike the Chinese stinky tofu where people already can smell it from a distance, you only can smell the stink of this tahu gejrot when you give a bite on it. Btw, the flavor of tahu gejrot is quite mild.
Not everyone likes to eat this tahu gejrot; my mom is one of those people who can not stand of the smell and the idea of eating "rotten tofu" but her daughter likes it *grin*
This vendor is selling his tahu gejrot on his bicycle but then you can also find other tahu gejrot vendors selling on carts.
The fried stinky tofu.
The ingredients for making the tahu gejrot sauce:
In the bottles: tamarind water, palm sugar water.
The vendor prepares the sauce.
He grinds all the ingredients of the sauce on the little black plate.
He uses a little pestle to grind the ingredients.
I love the taste of this piquant sauce. A mix of sweet, sour, hot and agreeably biting taste with the pungent smell from the fresh garlic and shallot.
Pour the sauce on the top of the stinky tofu and cucumber.