Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Shulin Night Market & Shien Bing?

Perusing the night market near my work. It's located in Shulin, a suburb of Taipei. The little night market is pretty busy most nights. The main reason I go there is because they have my favorite Taiwanese food concoction. I am not certain how to spell it, but it's something like "shien bing". If anyone out there knows the proper spelling, feel free to correct me.

The seemingly endless sprawl of shops selling everything from cheesy t-shirts to stinky tofu.

My favorite food spot. The husband and wife are there every night of the week selling the delicious hockey puck looking things.

Here they are cooking. They fry them for about 5 minutes until they are golden brown. You can order them filled with beef, pork, chicken, or vegetables. I prefer the beef, but the pork is pretty good, too. They cost $25 each, which is about 75 cents American. Yummy!

The packaging they come in. Perhaps this will clarify exactly what they are for those of you out there with a working knowledge of Chinese.

4 comments:

Anne said...

I envy you have a lot of chances to go many place...I went to Danshui with Eric on my birthday last year.We can only go to there one time.We do not have much time.He promised me to take me to Shulin Night Market when we have free time.I can't wait!It seems that it will be very interesting.

David said...

hey anne!

don't worry about it. you are young, you have plenty of time to explore. thanks for checking out the blog and keep in touch!

-david

Anonymous said...

I am Evan. Who has been going with you to the night market? Is Catherine?

DHenryRMU said...

David--

Hey it's Dallas. I hope you are still enjoying Taiwan to the fullest. I know I'll be enjoying Las Vegas soon!

I wanted to let you know that there is a news article about those steamed pork filled buns that you mentioned in your blog. They are made of 60% cardboard. The cardboard is soaked in caustic soda to help dissolve it into a pulp, then chopped into little bits to be mixed with the meat. Read the article below, and see the video of them being made.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=mEZu7u4kHqY
http://consumerist.com/consumer/chinese-poison-train/cardboard-a-main-ingredient-in-one-chinese-food-277678.php

I am at work, so I have to go, but here is my email address for your contact list: dhenryrm[at]gmail.com

Have fun!

Dallas