Ba Wan

By: Stephanie

Oct 07 2010

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Category: Morsel

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Aperture:f/8
Focal Length:44mm
ISO:1600
Shutter:1/14 sec
Camera:NIKON D3000

Though translating bawan (肉丸, rouwan in Chinese) from Taiwanese to English will give you “meatball,” in reality bawan is a glutinous wrapper encasing ground meat, served with a sweet and salty – occasionally cloying – red sauce and parsley. One I ate in Jiu Fen, about an hour outside of Taipei, had a reddish hue from red spices mixed into the meat filling and combined bawan‘s spicy, savory, and sweet flavors perfectly.

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