豬血糕 Brown Rice Cake

Brown Rice Cake

豬血糕 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.

豬血糕

豬血糕 Brown Rice Cake

豬血糕是源自中國南方的一種米食糕點,隨福建移民傳入台灣。華人多以米食為主,且常利用蒸、煮方式改變米食的型態。鴨肉滋陰補虛,昔日農家在殺鴨之後,基於節儉美德,不忍心倒掉鴨血,故以食器盛鴨血,加入米粒,蒸熟後沾醬食用。不過鴨肉價高,鴨血供不應求,而雞血卻又不易凝固,於是漸以豬血取代鴨血。

豬血糕是臺灣北部的傳統小吃,可分為蒸、煮、炸、滷等烹調方式。其中最受歡迎的方式是將蒸熟之豬血糕在其外裹上一層特調醬汁及厚厚的花生粉與香菜。英國旅遊網站曾於2009年選出全球十大怪異食物,其中台灣的豬血糕名列第一。然而這道台灣味十足的小吃卻以其美味深受台灣人喜愛。

台北內湖的豬血糕最為有名。

參考資料來源:

  • 宅神朱學恆http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyt3xoTaNTM
  • 維基百科http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%B1%B3%E8%A1%80%E7%B3%95
  • 台灣美食文化網http://taiwanfoodculture.net/ct.asp?xItem=48071&ctNode=2660&mp=1501
  • 英國路透社http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/09/11/us-travel-picks-foods-idUSTRE58A0P320090911
  • 蘋果新聞http://www.appledaily.com.tw/appledaily/article/headline/20120325/34113448/
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