Additions/Omissions: I always take a bit of license with meatball recipes but hopefully preserve the flavors of the country’s cuisine. I didn’t use an egg as I would normally do because there are some wet ingredients. I omitted the cornstarch in favor of the breadcrumbs, shorted the brown sugar a tad, and since I made average sized meatballs, I did not use the presentation leaves (certainly would have been a much better presentation).
Taste Test: Great, would definitely make them again.
Zip Facts about Taiwan:
- Taiwan is considered one of the “Four Asian Tigers” with South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore
- Taiwan was originally Formosa (beautiful island) as named by Portuguese sailors. In Chinese, Taiwan means “terraced bay”. The official language is Mandarin, but Fujianese and Hakka are the most spoken
- Taiwan is world famous for its films, which have a long history, and its award-winner director, Ang Lee
- In 2004, Taipei (the capital city) completed the 101 skyscaper, which was the world’s tallest building at the time
- The color white and the number 4 symbolize death, the color red is used for wedding ceremonies and monetary gifts are presented in red envelopes
Drifting Bamboo (2012) – Suling Wang
Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/taiwan/