Sonny VS Andrew Zimmern – Stinky Tofu in Taiwan

Sonny VS Andrew Zimmern - Stinky Tofu in Taiwan
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About This Episode:
In 2007, Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods went to Dai’s House Of Stink in Taiwan, a restaurant selling some of the most intense stinky tofu in all of Taipei. In this episode, a rare occurrence took place. Andrew was defeated by two menu items.

Ten years after watching this episode, from a series that inspired me to move to Asia in the first place, I find myself in the very same restaurant, anxious to find out just how challenging this dish is.

Prior to filming this video, I went into Dai’s House Of Stink to ask for shooting permission. The aroma lingering in the air nearly floored me. This place was no joke. The night before shooting, I could hardly sleep. What if I literally can’t control it and my gag reflex kicks in causing me to embarrass myself and forcing me to retire my name as the best ever food reviewer.

Well that didn’t happen and my title remains. Check out the video to see it all unfold.

Also, big ups to Andrew. This is obvious just some good spirited fun. I think Andrew is the man and he’s been making awesome content for years.

About Sonny Side:
I’m not sponsored. I’m not rich. I’m just some guy who wanted to make the type of travel videos that I would want to see. This show is completely self-funded so thanks for patiently watching that five second advertisement (and read below how you can support this channel).

I am a video director by trade. Each time I travel to a new country I bring a cameraman with me, usually a friend, to shoot as many episodes as possible in a short amount of time (usually a week). The rest of the time I’m working as a video director/videographer in Vietnam and editing the crap out of these videos.

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  1. BESTYS! Please Tweet this video link to Andrew Zimmern! His Twitter name is @andrewzimmern

    Maybe if a thousand people Tweet him he'll watch it. Hopefully he'll have a sense of humor about it. :p

    Thanks Andrew for all the great content and travel/food inspiration. Cheers mate.

  2. Sonny u r a nice gentleman , I like u , but u don’t compare with zimmer, he is way a head of u. Be respectful don’t challenge him , food tasting and exploring is different from eating competition remember it

  3. As a westerner I acquired a taste for fermented tofu much to the amusement of my fellow Chinese architecture students. This was back in the 70's when there was much less exposure to Asian foods, particularly in Texas LOL.

  4. You are way better than Zimmerman in my opion. No offense to him but you provide more depth. You bring out the artistic aspects of the foods.

  5. Sonny, I sent you a picture a couple of months ago about Cho Dofu (stinky tofu). Go Danshuii (Tamshui) and on old street they sell BBQ Cho Dofu. I love it and in february went to Taiwan and went to that place to chow on those. I love them! I regret I only ate two that day but a doggie bag back to Thailand was out of the question. They smell good to me. Maybe olfactory problems.

  6. Oh my god I am crying of laughter when you describe the smell of the fried stinky tofu I died hahahahahahahaha I know EXACTLY what you mean lmfao dude you probably could not have described it better. Anyways I know the video is old just to share my enjoyment of your description. Always wanted to try stinky tofu o love eating all kinds of weird sh*t

  7. SONNY: "I'm not going to lie, it does taste a little like farts, but like in the best way possible" … ? ? ? ?
    "There's something shockingly satisfying about it. I can't quite put my finger on it. I LIKE IT! "
    "You know what it's like? It's like when you rip off a toenail" …..?

  8. Sunny: it smells like decaying trash

    Me:must be terrible

    Sunny: “eats the tofu burger” wow that actually taste good!

    Me:? what?!? Hmm… might have to try it.

  9. "it's like when u rip-off a toenail, and then u smell it and u like – ahhh it's not quite good, but i have to keep smelling it: …. damn i died from laughing!

  10. "Keep Up The Good Work, Makes Feel Better, That I Can Try These Foods, Delicasies When I Visit My "In-laws", I'm Scared. Thanks"Sonny", Awesome Sauce. To You. Thank You!

  11. Sonny, i love ur show better. The way you presented the food with respect, adventurous and yet honest. You aint the guy who likes to brag about your knowledge, western supremacy nor travel experience. Yet you humbly blended in with the locals in a friendly and humorously ways ???

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