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情執意更執 隨緣也攀緣 . . . Love at First Bite

 

情執意更執 隨緣也攀緣

誰都知我執著。有時執著不一定是壞事;尤其是為了滿足饞嘴。

有人叫豆腐乳做中國芝士。這也合情合理。亞裔多數是乳糖過敏,多數喝豆漿不喝奶。腐乳的製作原理不就跟芝士一樣嗎?遺憾的是我們的腐乳製作商欠缺工匠精神,市面出售的都是含添加的劣質商品。有時不明白何故羊腩煲伴一磚味同嚼蠟的塑膠腐乳加幾絲檸檬葉,更見寒酸。這調料一般虛設。

七年前在台南遇上一瓶珍品。臺式含黃豆和米粕。打開瓶蓋一股醬香和清酒香撲面而來。才吃第一口,已發現它的天然純正,滋味變化多端,在味蕾上起承轉合,曲折奇情。我是一咬鍾情的愛定了這腐乳。

在市面上找了十多瓶的台灣製造的腐乳平衡品評,結果都是含添加的庸脂俗粉。引好友張聰的金句:像在親吻一個塗脂抹粉的藝伎。

我一貫的脾氣,追到天腳底翻了生産商出來。原來他們是一個生態農區的社區中心。一群義工婦女在照顧使用日間服務的老人之餘,製作手工腐乳出售來籌募經費。所有的原材料和製作過程都是純天然無添加。怪不得我嘗到了親切的味道。

我不想自吹自擂。百來元一瓶,限量製作,堅持陳化三個月才出窖。瓶上注明成熟期。每月極速二百瓶。上星期拼了五十肩之苦,在台南弄了48瓶回來。

你會容許一瓶劣質的腐乳來配你精心泡製的羊腩煲和珍藏的紅酒嗎?

今天我們追踪八卦新聞和政治醜聞的發酵;何不著眼酒瓶醬瓶裏的發酵讓人耳根清淨、味蕾快活。


台南玉井豆腐乳原味大瓶 852g HKD168

台南玉井豆腐乳辣味大瓶 852g HKD168

台南玉井豆腐乳原味小瓶 500g HKD128

台南玉井豆腐乳辣味小瓶 500g HKD128


條款: 

  • 預售貨品。百份百預付。預計到貨時間為2018年11月15日。
  • 數量有限,先到先得。
  • 不設送貨,歡迎自取,取貨地址:12/F 無限極廣場(上環地鐵站E出口)。
  • 如須安排快遞,費用另報。
  • 客人如欲補貨,預訂須時三個月。


Love at First Bite

My friends know that I am persevering. Sometimes it is not that bad when it comes to being greedy to good food.

People called fermented tofu Chinese cheese. I guess it makes sense. Most Asians are lactose intolerance and drink mostly soya milk instead of milk. The making of fermented tofu is the same as that of cheese. It is a pity that most fermented tofu producers lack craftmanship. Most of those available on the market are of low quality with additives. Some time I do not understand why a pot of well- made lamb casserole is served with a small plate of tasteless plastic fermented tofu. And the freshly shredded lemon leaves make it taste even more pathetic.

7 years ago, I came across a bottle of good stuff, a bottle of Taiwanese style fermented tofu with rice and soya. I opened the lid and smell Sake and soya. It was fresh and pure at the first bite, and the flavor was very vivid and capricious. It was like a drama on your taste buds. I am sure that it was a love at first bite.

I compared among a dozen of similar products available on the market. All of them were with additives and over intervened. I quote my very good friend, Desmond Chang’s remarks: Like kissing a Geisha.

As my usual perseverance, I dug out the producer. It is indeed made by the volunteer workers, all housewives from the neighborhood, who take care of the elderlies in a district center of a eco-friendly farming community in Yuejing county of Tainan. They sell the fermented tofu to raise fund for operating the day care center. All ingredients and processes are natural without additives and chemicals. No wonder I tasted warmth and kindness in it.

I do not want to hard sell, it is no big money. Very tiny production and they insist 3 months bottle age before releasing. You will see maturing time on bottle. The maximum they can make is around 200 bottles a month. I took risk of Frozen Shoulder and carried 48 bottles from Tainan last week.

Would you pair your nicely cooked lamb casserole or private reserve bottle of red wine with a plastic fermented tofu?

Nowadays we pursue fermentation of political scandals and paparazzi news. Why don’t we focus on the fermentation of wine and relish in the bottle to ease our ears and entertain our taste buds.

Terms and Conditions

  • Pre-arrival products 100% advance payment ETA 15 Nov 2018
  • Goods sell while stick last, first come first serve.
  • Delivery not included, self pick up please. Pick up point: 12/F Infinitus Plaza, 199 Des Voeux Road Central (MTR Sheung Wan Exit E)
  • If you need courier service, we should quote separately.
  • For replenishment order, 3 month order lead time. 

 



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