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Pan-Fried Dumplings (Guo Tie)

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Okay so after the trade fair ended, Er Jie’s son drove us back to Neiwan. On the way we stopped for dinner and as always, they insisted in treating us. He brought us to eat pan-fried dumplings (known as Guo Tie in Chinese) at his favourite eatery in Zhutong which is frequent as a child after school.

There are two kind of Guo Tie – One wrapped with mixed vegetables and the other with prawns. I prefer the mixed vegetables one. It  tastes just like the dumplings which my grandma made. I think I am beginning to understand the essence of good Taiwanese food. The key lies in its freshness and its fragrance.

This is a table with a variety of sauces which you can pick and choose FREE FLOW. It’s funny that this shop doesn’t have the black vinegar with ginger which normally goes with guotie. They only have the colourless one which is more sour. Er Jie’s son explained that Taiwanese people often use vinegar more as a flavor enhancer rather than as a dipping sauce, hence that could be a possible reason as to why this particular eatery doesn’t have the black vinegar. However he said that many other eateries should have it.

other dishes we had

 

Taiwanese people love mee I think . this is spicy-sour mee (suan la mian). It has a spongy texture, making it really chewy.

This is something like the “kway Chap” we have in Singapore. Love the sauce & fresh tofu! 😉

This is mee sua soup. Tasty

Written by clarine chai

June 1, 2011 at 9:56 am

Posted in Food, jian shi

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