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.