蚵仔煎Oyster Omelet

Oyster Omelet 

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Sweet potato starch is added to fresh oysters, eggs, vegetables etc. and then pan-fried over high heat.  

Where is it from?

Oyster omelet was a traditional dish for the older generation in theTainan Anping area long ago. Legend has it that when the Dutch controlled the Anping area, Koxinga, (ie., Zheng Cheng-gong), fought back. The Dutch were defeated so that they hid all their food provisions for revenge, leaving Koxinga’s troops to use Tainan’s specialty, oysters, mixed with sweet potato starch and fried it into a patty.

How do you prepare it?

Oyster omelets are made with sweet potato starch and are wrapped around fresh oysters, pork, mushrooms, eggs, vegetables, etc. and fried in a pan over high heat. Special sauce is poured on top while serving.

Where do you buy it?

Oyster omelets are a common food at night markets across Taiwan.

 

蚵仔煎

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蚵仔煎早期又稱「煎食追」,是台南安平地區老一輩居民的傳統點心。相傳荷蘭攻占台南安平地區時,鄭成功率軍攻打,荷蘭軍隊因節節敗退,一怒之下荷蘭軍將其食糧藏匿起來,鄭成功軍隊於是就地取材,將台南當地特產的蚵仔,混和地瓜粉加水煎成餅吃。

蚵仔煎是以加水後的蕃薯粉漿包裹蚵仔、豬肉、香菇等食材所煎成的餅狀物。做法是先用平底鍋把油燒熱,放上蚵仔、攪拌後的雞蛋、青菜 (茼蒿菜、小白菜、空心菜、豆芽菜等其他蔬菜)下平底鍋以大火油煎,食用時再淋上特調的醬料。

蚵仔煎因為製作方便,味道鮮美,是台灣每個夜市都相當普遍的一道小吃。

參考資料來源

http://www.taiwan.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=48066&ctNode=2660&mp=1501

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