Jiufen Town -What to Eat 九份的點心

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Jiufen-What to Eat 九份點心

 

Jiufen has lots of choices of Taiwanese foods and snacks. Here are a few....

 

 

Taro Ball Sweet Soup "yu wan"  芋丸

 

Taro is a commonly grown vegetable used in Taiwanese cooking. Taro ball soup is made from taro/flour/potato starch and is rolled into balls. The balls are then boiled in a sweet soup. The taro is chewy and sweet when you eat it.

 

Jiufen What to Eat

 

The taro balls in the soup are purple. The orange balls are sweet potato.

 

Taro Ball sweet soup hot

 

Taro ball soup tastes great when the weather is cold. You can also add red bean, green bean, and peanuts to the mixture as well.

 

Taro Ball sweet soup hot

 

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Other additions to the taro ball soup.

 

Taro Ball sweet soup hot

 

Below is a spooful of taro, sweet potato, and some red beans.

 

 

Taro Ball sweet soup hot

 

 

A sign for taro soup. Only 50NT. Some places let you choose a ginger soup for the broth.

 

 

Taro Ball sweet soup hot

 

Ice Cream Spring Rolls 冰淇淋春卷

 

Ice cream spring rolls are common at many markets in Taiwan. There are a few places in Jiufen that sell them.

 

Jiufen food ice cream spring roll

 

The spring rolls are made with ice cream, shaved fresh peanut candy, and cilantro. It is then wrapped in a spring roll skin.

 

Jiufen food

 

A shop demonstrates how to prepare the ice cream spring roll.

 

Jiufen food

 

Ice cream on shaved peanut candy on the spring roll wrapping.

 

Jiufen food

 

 

Taiwanese Meat Rolls "rou yuan" 肉圓

 

Rou Yuan is a very traditional Taiwanese food. It basically is flavored seasoned pork stuffed inside a gelatinous pocket. The round bun is then boiled and served hot with a sauce on top. Rou Yuan can be found all over Taiwan and is served and seasoned in many different ways.

 

Jiufen food

 

The "Hong Zao Rou Yuan" stall has been around for over 20 years.Give it a try for a unique and famous Jiufen taste.

 

Jiufen food

 

 

Barbecued Food

 

There is no shortage of barbecued food in Jiufen. Below, sausages are for sale.

 

jiufen food sausages

 

Barbecued tofu simmers on the fire.

 

Jiufen food

 

Fresh snails, still in shell, are heated up on the grill.

 

Jiufen food

 

Other Taiwanese Foods

 

This shop sells "luobogao"  蘿蔔糕 or turnip cake. Luobogao is a popular in Taiwan and dimsum restaurants in Hong Kong. It is made from turnips/flour/potato starch and cooked in a large bin. It can then be eaten "raw" or pan fried with a sauce.

 

Jiufen food

 

Fresh boiled eggs cooked in a spiced broth. The broth seeps into the eggs and gives it a unique flavor.

 

Jiufen food

 

Below, fresh peanut candy is separated and bagged.

 

Jiufen food

 

 

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