台南小吃登上國際媒體!CNN推薦19個必吃在地美食

原文:http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/25/travel/tainan-street-food/index.html?hpt=travel_hp_herobox

Updated 0248 GMT (1048 HKT) February 26, 2015

 

(CNN)When Taiwan’s capital city applied to be a UNESCO city of gastronomy a couple of years back, it’s no secret that many islanders were left spluttering into their noodles.

Yes Taipei is the island’s most famous destination, but many of the dishes it was submitting were rooted from its oldest city, Tainan.

Here, dishes are whipped up in makeshift kitchens and cheap food — particularly seafood — is king.

The challenge is locating the best flavors in a city where public transport isn’t readily available and many older folks only speak Taiwanese.

That’s where this list comes in:

Danzai noodles

This dish is as essential to Tainan food culture as Bruce Lee is to Chinese kung fu.

It features oil noodles with minced pork and fresh shrimp in a shallow broth.

Translated as “peddler’s pole noodles,” the dish was invented in 1895 by Hung Yutou, a fisherman who sold it from buckets strung on a bamboo pole.

Hung’s legacy is two shops founded by his family.

Of these, Du Xiao Yue has become one of the most popular restaurant chains in the country.

Meanwhile, Hung Yutou Danzai Noodles is often said to be a more authentic local favorite.

Du Xiao Yue, No. 101, Zhongzheng Road, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6220 0858

Hung Yutou Danzai Noodles, 12, Lane 508, Chong De Road, Eastern District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 8 0023 4001

Shrimp rolls

Taiwan's answer to Japanese tempura.

 

These are Taiwan’s answer to Japanese tempura, except the shrimp is wrapped in caul fat and stuffed with aromatics like scallion before being deep fried.

The most famous rendition comes from a store called Chou’s Shrimp Rolls, established in 1965.

Chou’s Shrimp Rolls (Original Store), No. 125, Anping Road, Anping District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6229 2618

Savory rice pudding, or wa gui

Wa gui is the local term for savory rice pudding, served and made in a bowl mixed with duck egg yolk, shiitake, pork, and shrimp.

The pudding is made with rice milk and flavored with soy sauce and sesame oil so that it comes out a faint flush of brown.

Fu Sheng Hao’s has held the crown as the city’s wa gui king for three decades.

Each bowl sells for about one U.S. dollar.

Fu Sheng Hao Ricecake, No. 8, Ximen Road, Section 2, Lane 333, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6227 4101

Tofu pudding

Taiwan’s tofu pudding (or douhua) is a variation of the soft, slippery soybean concoction found around Asia.

Here it’s topped with a sweet sauce — usually with brown sugar, red bean, green bean, taro and, in summer, crushed ice.

Anping Bean Jelly’s douhua is considered an attraction in itself.

Another vendor, Xiuan Biandan Douhua, started as a shaved ice shop before switching to douhua.

Anping Bean Jelly, 433 Anbei Road, Anping District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6 391 5057

Xiuan Biandan Douhua, No. 157, Ximen Road, Guohua Street Section 3, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6226 1069

Taiwanese meatball, or ba wan

The mega-dumplings of Taiwan.

 

Ba wan is a glutinous, half-translucent gem, most beloved for its Q (the Chinese term for al dente or chewy) texture.

The mega-dumpling is a pocket of pork, shiitake and bamboo sprouts topped with sweet and sticky sauce.

Some vendors like to add a sprig of cilantro for color.

The four-decade-old Martial God Rouyuan near the State Temple of the Martial God makes a fantastic variation that draws long lines of hungry diners.

Martial God Rouyuan, No. 225, Yongfu Road Section 2, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6222 9142

Milkfish

Milkfish is a popular ingredient in Tainan.

So popular that in Anping District it has its own museum selling products such as milkfish popsicles.

“Is it salty or is it sweet?”

Riding a fine line between salty and sweet, it’s not as fishy as it sounds.

Chih-kan Peddler’s Noodle serves a boneless pan-fried milkfish with a squeeze of citrus as well as soup with milkfish balls.

Chih-kan Peddler’s Noodle, No. 700, Minzu Road, Section 2, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6220 5336

Milkfish Palace, No. 88, Guangzhou Road, Anping District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6293 1097

Squid potage soup

Potage soup is a common side dish in Tainan where it’s sweeter than versions elsewhere on the island.

While it’s available everywhere, there are few specialists.

Fushui Huazhi Geng serves squid coated in a paste of ground milkfish and flour, which is then boiled in a sweet, glutinous soup and seasoned with a pinch of cilantro and finely julienned bamboo.

Fushui Huazhi Geng, No. 216, Minzu Road Section 2, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6229 2975

Braised pork over rice

There are few things as comforting and sustainable as fatty pork cubes, braised for hours and served over rice with a sprinkle of cilantro.

At Fu Tai, the incredibly soft pork belly melts in the mouth.

Fu Tai, No. 240, Minzu Road, Section 2, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6228 6833

White tapioca milk tea

Bubble or boba milk tea was invented in Taiwan, though its exact birthplace is fiercely contested.

Some say it originated from Chun Shui Tang Teahouse in Taichung, central Taiwan, others insist that it came from Tainan.

Tainan’s contender is Hanlin Tea Room, established in 1986 by tea expert Tu Tsung-ho.

Tu originally used white tapioca, which explains why bubble milk tea is often referred to as pearl tea.

Hanlin Tea Room, No. 313, Minzu Road Section 2, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6221 2357

Oyster omelet

Old Fort Oyster Omelet claims to be the first to serve the dish.

 

The oyster omelet was created in times of scarcity, hence its inherent simplicity.

The bulk of it is sweet potato starch, oysters, egg, and lettuce.

Bean sprouts are added for extra crunch and it’s blanketed in a beautiful, sweet red sauce.

The owners of Old Fort Oyster Omelet, established in 1958, claim their ancestors were the first to serve the famous delicacy.

Old Fort Oyster Omelet, No. 85, Xiaozhong Road, Anping District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6228 5358

Coffin bread

Invented in the 1940s, coffin bread is the Taiwanese answer to the Western bread bowl.

The dish is a piece of remarkably thick toast that holds a seafood chowder pool with pork, mushrooms, peas, and carrots.

It gets its name because it resembles a coffin.

Anping Guiji’s coffin bread is known for being incredibly crisp. For solo diners they have a miniature version meant to be devoured in one bite.

Anping Guiji local cuisine cultural restaurant, No. 93, Yanping Road, Anping District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6222 9794

Lu mian (braised noodles)

Lu mian (braised noodles) is a briny soup noodle, cooked into a cornstarch-heavy broth with fragments of wood ear, egg whites, and pork.

Ah Mei, at the tail end of the East Market, is a lu mian specialist making a delectable broth that can be paired with either oil noodles or vermicelli.

Ah Mei Noodles, No. 88, Minquan Road, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6226 9102

Pig’s trotter over rice

They may not seem appetizing, but pig feet are remarkably tender.

When braised in an aromatic sauce of soy and herbs, they’re great over a hefty scoop of white rice.

At Yi Deng Pin, the trotters come with braised tofu, egg and a generous portion of baby bamboo shoots.

Yi Deng Pin, No. 372-1, Anping Road, Anping District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6350 4128

Eel noodles

While eel noodles can be found throughout the island, they’re especially popular down south.

Most vendors use farm-raised eels.

These are cooked and stir-fried separately to have a crisp outer layer and flavored with black vinegar and soy sauce before being whipped up with a clump of oil noodles in broth with wood ear mushrooms.

Eastern Castle Noodles, No. 235, Ximen Road, Section 1, East District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6209 1235

Turkey rice

Extremely aromatic and tender.

 

Shredded turkey over rice has never tasted this good.

The poultry is extremely aromatic and tender — a result of hours of work. The rice is infused with the grease and juice of the turkey.

Vendor Roubo Huoji Roufan, which translates Uncle Meat’s Turkey Rice, has been around for 70 years and sells single bowls for less than a dollar.

Roubo Huoji Rou Fan, No. 12-2, Gongyuan Road, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6228 3359

Duck soup pot

The Ah Mei restaurant is known throughout town for classic Tainan dishes, including its specialty duck soup pot.

Chinese cabbage is cooked till dissolved in a broth of pork bones, garlic, fried dried brill.

The duck is poached, marinated, then slow cooked in the broth for three hours over a charcoal fire while more ingredients are added.

The restaurant’s been around for 50 years and seats are tough to come by.

Ah Mei, No. 138, Minquan Road, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6222 2848

Eight treasure shaved ice/soup

Shaved ice, or baobing, is a trendy Taiwanese dessert that’s recently taken a life of its own.

There are hundreds of versions, but one Tainan vendor sticks to tradition, flavoring it with “eight treasures,” including glutinous rice balls, green and red beans, and peanuts.

During the wintertime, it’s especially great in soup form — served in a hot sugary broth.

Shi Jing Jiu, No. 246, Minzu Road, Section 2, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6223 2266

Spanish mackerel

Spanish mackerel is a prized fish in Tainan and can be bought pre-butchered at any day market around town.

The fish’s peak season is from late summer to early autumn.

The most common and best way to sample Spanish mackerel is pan fried with a wedge of lemon.

Fu Tai, No. 240, Minzu Road, Section 2, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6228 6833

Zong zi

Zong zi is a tetrahedral-shaped pocket of sticky rice wrapped in bamboo leaf.

It’s a Taiwanese staple during the annual summer Dragon Boat Festivals and is also a common breakfast, but around Tainan it’s said to have a better texture.

The perfect texture for the steamed sticky rice should be fine, chewy and moist.

Meat rice dumplings (rou zong) and vegetable rice dumplings (cai zong) are equally filling.

They’re best served with sweet soy sauce and with grated peanut powder on the side.

Yuan Huan Ding Cai Zong Rou Zong, No. 40, Fuqian Road, West Central District, Tainan, Taiwan; +886 6222 0752

 

文章出處:http://travel.ettoday.net/article/471398.htm?from=fb_et_news

作者:麗塔

繼豐富生動的彩繪村之後,古都台南的台灣美食26日吸引國際媒體注意,登上CNN版面!CNN的報導一開始即引用ETtoday東森新聞雲的報導,提到多年前台北曾向聯合國申請「美食文化之都」引來島上南、北網友論戰,台北雖然是旅遊勝地,但很多小吃其實發源於古都台南。

▲台南肉伯火雞肉飯是CNN報導台南必吃小吃之一(圖/資料圖片)

撰文記者Clarissa Wei遠從洛杉磯到台南待了幾天,實地走訪台南大街小巷,並整理出19個道地美食。雖然文中提及「台南交通不是很方便」、「商家只講台語」,但針對美食倒是好評不斷,把便宜又好吃的海鮮喻為小吃中的「國王」。

到底是哪些小吃讓外媒聞香而來呢?請見以下名單:

1. 擔仔麵
度小月:台南市民族路二段216號,06- 6220 0858
洪祖師擔仔麵:台南市東區崇德路508巷12號,06- 0023 4001

2. 蝦捲

周氏蝦捲:台南市安平區安平路408-1號,06-2801304

3. 碗糕

富盛號:台南市中西區西門路2段333巷8號,06-2274101


▲同記安平豆花(圖/影子)
4. 豆花
同記安平豆花:台南市安平區安北路433號,06-3915385
修安扁擔豆花:台南市中西區國華街三段157號,06-2261069

5. 肉圓

武廟肉圓:台南市中西區永福路2段225號,06-2229142

6. 虱目魚(丸、冰棒)

赤崁擔仔麵:台南市民族路二段180號,06-2205336
虱目魚主題館:台南市安平區光州路88號,06-62931097

7. 魷魚羹湯

台南浮水花枝羹:台南市中西區民族路二段216號,06-229 2975

8. 滷肉飯

福泰:台南市中西區民族路二段240號,06-2286833

9. 珍珠奶茶

翰林茶館:台南市南區新孝路191號3F,06-2919758

10. 蚵仔煎

古堡蚵仔煎:台南市安平區效忠街85號,06-2285358

11. 棺材板

安平貴妃:台南市安平區延平街93號,06-2229794

12. 魯麵

阿美麵店:台南市中西區民權路88號,06-62269102

13. 豬腳飯

壹等品:台南市安平區安平路372-1號,06-3504128

14. 鱔魚麵

城邊真味炒鱔魚專家:東門路1段235號,06-2091235 

15. 火雞肉飯

肉伯火雞肉飯:台南市中西區公園路12號之2,06-2283359

16. 滋補老鴨湯

阿美飯店:台南市民權路二段138號,06-2222848

17. 八寶冰(湯)

石精臼點心城:台南市民族路二段80-2號,06-223 2266

18. 檸檬鯖魚

福泰:台南市中西區民族路二段240號,06-2286833

19. 粽子

圓環頂菜粽肉粽:台南市中西區府前路一段40號,06-2220752

時評-台南的美味與憂愁

CNN網站盛讚台南是台灣美食之都,介紹19種非吃不可的平民美食,引起饕客爭相品嘗;甫結束的春節連假,台南市觀光旅遊局統計湧入超過600萬觀光人次,其中不乏為美食而來,吃在台南,固然可滿足味蕾又可快速了解城市發展樣貌,但台南的吃,除了表相之外,內涵在哪裡?

觀光之於一座城市,是帶動城市能見度與商機的重大指標之一。「台南市」在這幾年成為一門顯學,舉凡台南的旅程中,都少不了需要美食為旅行「佐味」。

 

CNN的推薦及各種旅遊書都提到,台南魅力來自於庶民小吃,碗粿、肉圓、米糕等均是銅板美食;蜂擁而至的觀光客除了拍照打卡之外,有多少人願意去了解為何台南口味偏甜?為什麼台南人早餐要吃清燙牛肉湯或虱目魚粥?

再者,台南因規畫、開發早,舊城區發展早已受限於既有的城市紋理,不論是貫穿舊南縣的幹線公車或是市區的公車,要熟門熟路地搭車、轉車非易事,民眾多半自己開車或騎機車出遊,指標系統又無法滿足遊客的需求,車滿為患、交通打結已是市區假日「風景之一」。

台南的「夯」,早已讓許多台南人受不了,遇到假日,「逃難」似地離開台南,平日吃慣的小吃,也因觀光客一窩蜂,逼得台南人索性放棄,這種蛋撻式的觀光效應,雖讓台南表面風光,但台南的味道,卻也一點一滴隨之消逝。

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