Sunday, 17 December 2017

What to Eat @ Jiufen Old Street 九份老街.魚丸伯仔



A day trip to Jiufen Old Street 九份老街 is one of the obligatory excursions for most tourists to Taipei.

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Jiufen boasts views of Taiwan's scenic northern coastline. We weren't so lucky that day as it was raining quite heavily throughout the time we were there.

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Jiufen was a picturesque gold mining town built on a lush green hillside. When the gold ran out, the town went into a slumber before re-awakening as a tourist attraction. Its quaint narrow old streets are now lined on both sides with cafes, tea houses, local food stalls, restaurants, knick-knack, trinket and souvenir shops.

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There are plenty of snacks like this grilled wild boar sausage to keep our tummies warm and full on a rainy day.

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Ice cream, cilantro and shaved toasted peanut roll 冰淇淋春卷. Lots of gimmicky and fun to eat things in Jiufen 😄

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I usually go for what the locals eat as the taste of local food is part of the memories I want to take home with me.

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魚丸伯仔 was founded in Keelung 基隆 nearly 70 years ago. This is the household name's Jiufen outlet which is run by second generation boss 陈青松 for nearly 30 years.

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Making tau kwa pau 豆干包 at the stall. Fried tau kwa is stuffed with minced lean pork and onion, then capped with a seal of minced shark meat.

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The fried tau kwa pau is kept simmering in a pot of fish broth. It is scooped out and served on order.

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魚丸伯仔 fish balls are hand made at the stall with shark meat.

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We had all of 魚丸伯仔's dishes - shark meat balls, tau kwa pau and mung bean glass noodles.

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The fish ball soup is made with just run off water from making the shark fish balls. Just a sprinkle of cilantro provided a bit of zesty accent to the slight tasting savoury broth.

The shark fish balls have a nice bounce to the bite. A bit of seasoning and sugar gave the subtly sweet shark meat an overlay of slight savoury sweetness.

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Tau Kwa Pau served with a splash of sweet savoury spicy sauce. Savoury sweet spicy flavours with a mix of tender and rough textures.

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干冻粉 The sweet mung bean glass noodles infused with sweet savoury spicy sauce thus making a slurpy nice snack.

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Homely flavours much loved by locals. Simple and humble food to appreciate the local culture.

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Restaurant name: 魚丸伯仔
Address: 17號, Jishan Street, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224
GPS: 25°06'33.9"N 121°50'43.5"E | 25.109424, 121.845402
Hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm (close at 9:00pm on weekends)

Non Halal

Date visited: 20 Oct 2017





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