外國觀光推薦清單:台北十大街頭小吃,圖片來源:Mark Ivan, Unsplash

 

Taipei is known as a melting pot of cuisines, where a night out for dinner could entail anything from Nepalese vegetarian dishes to a burger and fries. But it’s the street food that really grabs food lovers’ attention. These 10 local dishes should be on every tourist’s radar.

 

台北,一個結合各式佳餚的都會區。在夜晚時分走在台北的街道上,從印度烤餅到美式炸物,各式各樣的佳餚您都有機會吃得到。不過,既然台北的街頭飲食文化相當發達,那有機會來台北遊玩,何不嚐嚐在地的街頭小吃呢。那麼接下來,我會推薦十樣來台觀光客絕對不能錯過的小吃。

 

Stinky Tofu 臭豆腐

 

You’ll know you’re near the night market when you can smell the stinky tofu! Some people find the smell just too much to bear but it actually tastes great. No traveler can leave Taipei without trying this national treasure. Be warned! It really does stink.

 

無論您是否是第一次去夜市,都應該會對一種臭味印象深刻吧。那樣的味道其實是來自台灣特有的臭豆腐。儘管臭豆腐氣味難耐,但其實有許多觀光客嘗試過後,都對它的味道念念不忘。這麼說好了,如果來台北遊玩,沒有吃到臭豆腐就代表您沒來過,這很明顯了吧。摁...不過它的味道還真是難聞呀。

 

Aiyu Jelly Drink 檸檬愛玉

 

Made from the seeds of figs and served in sugar water filled with lemons, this drink is as refreshing as it sounds. It’s jokingly referred to as frog’s eggs but fear not, there are no eggs in this tasty drink.

 

檸檬愛玉,這個台北人最愛的消暑聖品之一,是由愛玉子搭配添加檸檬的糖水所製作而成的。有機會來台北的話,您比較常看到的名稱應該是青蛙下蛋。不過別擔心,裡面絕對不含青蛙蛋,只是形狀很像而已喔。

 

Small bun in a big bun 大餅包小餅

 

No prizes for guessing what this dish involves. Yes, that’s right it’s a crunchy and crispy bun wrapped inside another one, and the tastes can range from salty to sweet. It’s an incredibly popular snack, and the fact that you can choose what goes inside makes it a pretty safe bet for tourists.

 

還記得第一次來台北的時候,看到大餅包小餅時嚇了一大跳呢,點的時候還猜說裡面到底是不是一個餅呢。但後來才發現,原來所謂包在裡面的小餅,是個酥脆的、類似像餅乾的食物呢。而大餅包小餅的口味多元,有甜的也有鹹的喔。或許是這樣的口感及多種的口味,大餅包小餅無疑成為在地最受歡迎的小吃之一。

 

沒錯,冰淇淋潤餅裡真的就有冰淇淋,圖片來源:
Michelle Tsang, Unsplash

 

Ice Cream Runbing 花生捲冰淇淋

 

Imagine a spring roll filled with ice cream and crushed peanuts. Sounds delicious, right? That’s exactly what an ice cream runbing is. The wheat flour based wrapping is crunchy and tasty and just about strong enough to hold in all that melting ice cream.

 

我知道在電腦螢幕前的您們,很難想像到底花生捲冰淇淋長什麼樣子吧。沒關係,簡單來說,大概就是春捲裡包著冰淇淋跟碎花生。這樣想起來是否覺得美味呢?記得在享受這樣的美味時,別忘了裡面的冰淇淋是會融化的呀。

 

大腸包小腸裡面包的就是一條香腸,圖片來源:Kirsty TG, Unsplash

 

Small sausage in a big sausage 大腸包小腸

 

It’s a bit of a thing in Taiwan to wrap things in other things and in this case, it’s a small pork sausage wrapped in a sticky rice sausage that is split open like a hot dog bun. It’s a wonderfully sticky, chewy, messy, and filling dish that’s perfect for late night eats on the street.

 

有機會來台灣的話,您可能會發現有相當多的食物是以食物包食物的形式來呈現,就像卦包、肉包還是前面所提到的大餅包小餅及花生捲冰淇淋都是。不過您是否忘記了一樣常在夜市裡看到的小吃呢?那....一種米腸裡包著香腸的小吃呢?有讓您想起了嗎?沒錯,就是大腸包小腸喔~~在吃的時候或許會讓醬汁沾滿了嘴,但富有嚼勁的口感及香腸帶來鹹甜的滋味,美味到會讓您差點忘了擦嘴巴呢。

 

Taiwanese sausage on a stick 士林大香腸

 

This is a local snack almost as old as the country itself, but it’s not the typical sausage that foreigners might expect. It’s got considerably more fat than usual, making it deliciously greasy. When served on a stick in the middle of a night market, they are like gifts from the gods.

 

士林大香腸這個在地小吃的歷史,大概就跟這個國家差不多一樣悠久。雖然同樣是大香腸,但是士林大香腸跟外國常見的樣子不同。士林大香腸的尺寸較大且較為多汁。另外,通常在夜市看到士林大香腸的話,店家都會把它插在大竹籤上給客人食用喔。

 

Fried chicken 鹹酥雞

 

This isn’t your Kentucky-style fried chicken but something far tastier. There are fried chicken vendors everywhere in the city, and while they also serve up vegetables, tofu, squid (and anything else they can get in the fryer), it’s the tender chicken pieces wrapped in breadcrumbs that are a must try.

 

台灣的鹹酥雞雖然在英文的用字,跟美式炸雞是一樣的,不過我個人認為鹹酥雞比炸雞好吃太多了。而且店家除了有賣鹹酥雞外,也有供應一些蔬菜、豆腐跟各式海鮮炸物等等,這對於不吃雞但喜歡吃炸物的人來說,絕對是一大福音。那麼回過頭來您可能會問,為何我會覺得鹹酥雞比較好吃呢?這是因為鹹酥雞的香味較濃而且可以小口小口地吃。

 

Guabao 卦包

 

A white wheat bun filled with pieces of pork belly, cilantro, and a few pickled greens, make up this Taiwanese sub/burger hybrid. There might even be a few crushed peanuts thrown in for good measure making this a rather tasty dish.

在台灣,卦包是農曆年尾的一個節日會用來供奉當地神明的一種食物。除了台灣傳統文化的意義外,卦包本身在台灣也相當受歡迎。它裡頭搭配著豬五花、香菜加上些酸菜。由於卦包本身的外型,許多人經常稱它為台灣漢堡。另外如果說喜歡吃甜一點,可以多加一點花生粉提味喔。

 

Pig blood cake 豬血糕

 

Okay so it’s not quite cake, but it is made from pig’s blood. This is quite similar to black pudding found in traditional English and Irish breakfasts, but it lacks the spice of its European cousin. The Taiwanese version is made with sticky rice, and it’s somewhat of an acquired taste.

 

先說不要看到"糕"這個字眼,就把豬血糕想成是一種蛋糕喔。排除掉這個字,豬血糕的名字名副其實,原料裡面正是添加了豬血。如果還是不太清楚長什麼樣子的話,那麼大概就像是傳統英國早餐會出現的黑布丁。不過不同的地方在於,豬血糕是由糯米所製成的,再加上些許的花生粉,那樣鹹甜鹹甜的口感~講到這裡害我都想衝去台灣買一隻呢。

 

Oyster omelet 蚵仔煎

 

Not your average omelet, this variation consists of sweet potato starch, egg, lettuce, and of course, some nice big oysters. But just in case it’s not tasty enough already, a sweet red chili sauce is added into the mix.

 

蚵仔煎雖然跟歐姆蛋一樣,在英文裡都有"omelet"這個字,不過前者最大的不同在於,它裡面有粉漿、蛋、萵苣及一些大顆的牡蠣。看到這您應該食指大動了吧,先別急,在此之前,記得要先加點甜辣醬才夠味喔。

 

原文出處:10 Local Street Food Dishes to Try in Taipei

原文作者:Ciaran McEneaney

原文日期:2018.1.25


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