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Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly @Tiger Bites Pig Snack

  • By on February 7, 2010 | 3 Comments

    Have you ever place a bite on the Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly stuffed in sliced buns before? Known as Gua Bao in Chinese with the nickname of ‘Tiger Bites Pig’, the famous snack from Yi Lan has the simple recipe that will indulge you deep in the heart.

    My feeling and instinct drives me to order the Taiwanese snack from one of the stall in Taipei Underground Mall.

    That was just after my lunch in Xiao Liu La Mian Noodles and I got no regret on taking additional calories this round.

    This Taiwanese snack going to cost me 50NTD and I am going to bite it like a tiger. Roar πŸ˜€

    Tiger Bites Pig Snack Recipe

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    The making of Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly stuffed in sliced buns.

    The full name of this snack in Chinese was Hu Yao Zhu Gua Bao (θ™Žε’¬ηŒͺεˆˆεŒ…) where ‘Hu Yao Zhu’ means ‘Tiger Bites Pig’.

    Creative name comes with a meaning and you will know before the meal get started πŸ™‚

    So what is the recipe for the Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly stuffed in sliced buns?

    This snack has the mixture ingredients of sweet source (η”œι…±), peanut (θŠ±η”Ÿ), sour vegetable (ε’Έθœ), pork meat (ηŒͺ肉) and coriander (ι¦™θœ).

    No further details on the ingredient composition as my job is to bite on the Taiwanese snack πŸ˜€

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    Crouching Tiger Hidden Pig was born in the end. The tiger was bitting the pig with an open mouth in the middle of the snack.

    That’s how the name of the ‘Tiger Bites Pig’ came and I really fall in love with this snack after my first bite without procrastination

    Imagine the soft and smooth five flower porkΒ  meat (δΊ”θŠ±θ‚‰) mixed with the tasty sour vegetable (ε’Έθœ) and peanut fragrance.

    Two thumbs up for this famous snack of Yi Lan and without doubt, ‘Tiger Bites Pig’ will be one of my top 20 snack list in Taiwan πŸ™‚

    ah hong

    Ah Hong wasn't always a cubicle dweller β€’ There's time he escape to island or mountain above the clouds β€’ Don't be afraid, he just bite great food and not human β€’ Check out his personal column at Ministry of Taste & Travel β€’ If you would like to reach him, send him a Direct Message via Twitter or Private Message via Facebook β€’

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  1. #1 little chu
    February 7, 2010 5:42 am

    Yummy

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  1. #2 Jayce
    February 8, 2010 1:48 am

    Big big pig woo… πŸ™‚

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  1. #3 Olusegun
    February 8, 2010 5:27 am

    Hi Man,

    You make me drool even here in Nigeria.
    Are you a chef or you just love great food?

    I hope to come and dine in Taiwan in the nearest future and guess who i will start with? πŸ™‚

    Cheers.

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