Thursday, November 10, 2011

[台北市] - 寧夏路夜市 - 古早味紅豆餅 The Making Of Red Bean Cake Footage (Ningxia Road Night Market Taipei)

Previously covered here, but who cannot resist some real footage? Unearthed a clip I took a few years back of the making of this local old school delicacy.

Gotta love those "finger condoms" cut out from a dishwashing rubber glove on the person doing the cooking and flipping (where the flipping action reminds one of takoyaki 章魚燒).

It's quite unbelieveable that lines continue to form at this stall at Ningxia Road Night Market 寧夏路夜市in Taipei, and this traditional red bean cake 古早味紅豆餅 is arguably better than other versions. On certain nights, expect to wait at least 20 to 25 mins before you can place your order. These delicacies seem similar to those Japanese style dorayaki's 銅鑼燒, except these are not flat pancakes, but shaped almost like.... a Sausage Egg McMuffin! Egg custard (excellent), red bean (woof woof), and taro (whooo hoooo) are quite kick ass and still taste quite decent if you re-heat in a toaster oven the next day. Haven't been able to try the pickled veg and meat version, but I'm sure it is very decent.

寧夏路夜市 (Ningxia Road Night Market, Taipei)
台北市大同區寧夏路(寧夏夜市中段) (Da Tung District, Ningxia Road, about halfway into the main night market).