Taiwan Issued Stamps on Gourmet Snacks

\"taiwanFollowing the first set of the \”Signature Taiwan Delicacies Postage Stamps\” series – Home Cooked Dishes released on January 31, 2013, Chunghwa Post has planned another set of four stamps, featuring Taiwan\’s gourmet snacks. The designs follow:

1. Chou Dou Fu (Stinky Tofu): A fermented Dou Fu product, its skin is deep-fried; the soft center has a pillowy texture. Enjoy the dish with the sweet and sour kimchi and relish the unique flavor.

2. Ba Wan (Chinese Meatball): Its skin is made of gooey dough of sweet potato, rice flour, and tapioca starch. Pork, mushrooms, dried bamboo shoots and other ingredients are stuffed inside. Ba wans made in Changhua and Hsinchu are the most popular.

3. O-A-Chian (Oyster Omelet): Fresh oysters are dropped into a gooey mixture of tapioca and sweet potato starch, and quick-fried with eggs and vegetables. A savory sauce is poured on top of the omelet for an irresistibly mouthwatering taste.

4. Lu Rou Fan (Braised Pork Rice): \”Lurou\” refers to finely chopped pork, stir-fried with scallion onions, shallot and spices to draw out the fragrance. The pork is then slow-cooked in soy sauce. Sprinkled with braised pork and gravy on plain cooked rice, it is a unique comfort food for everyone.

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