Brown Rice Cake
Brown rice cake is steamed rice coated with pig’s blood, special sauces, a thick layer of peanut powder, and coriander. In addition to the most popular steamed flavor, brown rice cake has two other flavors: deep-fried or braised.
Where is it from?
Brown rice cake came with residents from Fuzhou in the south of China. The Chinese mostly eat rice and sometimes steam or stir-fry rice into different styles of rice dishes. Duck meat is so healthy that prudent farmers in the past kept the duck blood. They added rice to the blood and steamed it. However, the price of duck meat was once very high and its blood was unable to be supplied. Therefore, duck blood is now replaced by pig blood.
How do you prepare it?
Brown rice cake, a traditional food in the north of Taiwan, can be steamed, deep-fried or braised. The most popular flavor is steamed brown rice cake coated with a special sauce and a thick layer of powdered peanuts and coriander. Although brown rice cake was chosen as the most bizarre food in the world at virtualtourist.com, it is well accepted by the Taiwanese.
Where do you buy it?
Brown rice cake in Neihu District of Taipei is quite famous.