Taiwanese Eating Culture– Cuisine Presented by Tina Shen
Ingredient • Agriculture products– rice, corn, tea • Seafood– tuna, sardines, squid, tiny fish, cuttlefish, crab… • Poultry– Pork, chicken • Seasoning– soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil… • Fruits– banana, pineapple, papaya, tomato…
Typical Dishes • Ingredients are often rice, meat, egg, and some seasoning such as soy sauce, ginger, vinegar, cilantro, basil (nine-story tower)… • They are common that we can often order them in restaurants. They are also main dishes that Taiwanese people have for meals.
Oily Rice Minced Pork Rice • Containing savory oils and pork meat. • Minced fatty pork • served on rice.
Turkey Rice Bowl Pork Ball • Strip turkey with braised pork. [Cha-yi] • Often eaten in soup. • [Chin-chu]
Oyster Noodles Tan Tzai Noodles • Oyster + pig intestines + thin noodles + cilantro + vinegar • Originated in Tainan with • marinated eggs and • some minced pork
Three-cup Chicken Pork Knuckles • Fried Chicken with wine, sesame oil and soy Sauce • The most famous one is • Pin-tong pork knuckles. • The common cooking way • is braised with soy sauce.
Night Market Dishesor Snacks • “Night market” is a very special feature of Taiwanese eating culture. • Foods in night market are made of common Taiwanese food ingredients but added with some varieties and creativity when they are cooked.
Double Layer Roll Sausages • Small sausage in large sausage. [Shi-ling night market] • Taiwanese sausages • with many flavors. • [Everywhere]
Meat Circle Pork Thick Soup • Sticky gelatinous dough filled with pork, bamboo shoots, shiitake, and served with a savory sweet sauce • Pork made into long shape • and cooked in thick soup. • [Keelong]
Cuttlefish SoupShawarma • Thickened soup with cuttlefish wrapped in fish paste. • Brought over from Turkey • decades ago. • Chicken, cabbage, tomato, • onions, ketchup, and • mayonnaise in leavened bun.
Grilled Corn Grilled Squid • A more recent appearance on the night market scene • Put on a stick and often • marinated, then grilled
Stinky Tofu Oyster Omelet • Fermented tofu with special smell. • Eaten with pickle. • Made with egg, oyster, • cilantro and vegetable. • Eaten with sweet mildly • spicy sauce and topped • with cilanto.
Fried Chicken PiecesPork Blood Cake • Small chunks of chicken sprinkled with peppers and basil flavor • Made form pork blood • and rice. • Cut into rectangular and • topped with peanut paste, • hot sauce, and cilantro
Coffin Bread Scallion Pancake • Flour pancake with many thin layers, made with scallions. • Thick cut bread fried • with egg and filled with • savory fillings.
Desserts • Ingredients are mostly fruits and something made from taro or yam. • Some ingredients are healthy with certain function.
Taiwanese Crepes Candied Crabapples • wheat-based wrapper filled with a variety of choices, such as seafood, vegetable and dried tofu... • Crabapples are stuffed with • preserved plums, and then • candied
Pearl Milk Tea • Milk tea black tapioca pearls visible at the bottom of the cup. • Taiwanese original drink and is famous in the world.
Grass JellyJelly Fig • Gelatinous desserts which are healthy to human bodies. Both of them can calm our internal heat.
Fruits or Beans Smoothies Shaved Ice • Milk or ice is blended on the spot with fresh papaya, mango, watermelon, red bean, or green bean • Shaved ice with various • toppings to choose from: red • beans, green beans, pineapple, • condensed milk, grass jelly, • lychees, peanuts, rice balls, etc.
Taro Cake / Ice • A dessert made of frozen taro root paste, and there’re many different kinds of form.
Conclusion • Taiwanese people value eating very much. That’s why there are night markets, which allows people to eat anytime! • There are many ways to cook dishes, and the use of seasoning is quite important. • Now, there’s not only traditional Taiwanese food, but many cooking methods and ingredients used are affected by foreign dishes.
Reference • Wikipedia • Yahoo Picture Search
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