Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Fatty Pork Gua Bao (Taiwanese burger)
Tonight I discovered a Gua Bao(刮包) stand in the Shida night market. It's on the first wing to your left when you enter via the main entrance. I remember my parents always ordering this at restaurants in the states. They had four flavors i think, but I'm not sure. I stopped him at fatty pork(肥肉). The steamed bun was soft and fragrant. The pickled vegetables were crunchy and sour. The fatty pork was hot, soft and fatty! The way it should be. I think there was also some sweet peanut(Huāshēng, 花生) paste in there too. But I think they forgot the cilantro. Isn't Gua Bao supposed to have some cilantro? Anyways, It was still very delicious for only $45 NTD ($1.20 USD). féi ròu guā bāo 肥肉刮包.
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It should have cilantro, also fresh roasted crushed peanuts, it is so good, just think of it make my mouth watery. : )ReplyDelete
There is something similar here in the Bay -ReplyDelete
I tried the pork belly and duck during Off the Grid. Have to agree, the fatty one was better!
Mmmm...I haven't had Fatty Pork Gua Bao in sooo long! Actually, mom used to make this at home, I think. With all necessary elements, of course - fatty pork, soft steamed (taco) bun, pickled veggies (mustard greens?) and the crushed peanut/sugar mixture to sprinkle liberally within. YUMMY!ReplyDelete
I'll have to go to Off The Grid some Friday and checkout Chairman Bao! Thanks, Lois! :) I've got one for you - Senor Sisig's loaded fries! SOOOO good, you'll have a heart-attack and die happy!ReplyDelete