|"Singapore Heritage Shophouse Series No. 36"|
6x6 Oil on Panel
Available through Chan Hampe Gallery
This weekend two of the other artists in the studio made me try Stinky Tofu. I'm a pretty adventurous eater, but usually for my general meals, I do tend to eat western food. It's easier to pack a sandwich than to try and make something local. And eating from the hawker's isn't the healthiest option (a lot of it is fried rice and noodle varieties - not good for a girlish figure). So they seem to think I don't eat enough local fare, even though I do eat a fair share. In any case, they made me try stinky tofu. It smelled like a combination of dirty socks and body odor, but the first bite I tried wasn't so bad. Kind of just tasted like tofu. So then I made my mistake. I tried the second bite. As I was eating that second bite, it was much more pungent and somehow the taste very much tasted like the first bite smelled. It tasted like I was eating dirty socks. And then after I finished, the taste/smell seemed to get stuck in my mouth and nose. I couldn't get rid of it. Ungh. Not my thing, I can tell you that. But the tea boiled eggs weren't too bad, and there was another dessert kind of thing that tasted a bit like apple crumble. So if anyone offers you stinky tofu, it is, in fact, stinky.