Oa Jian

By: Stephanie

Oct 08 2010

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Category: Morsel

1 Comment

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My favorite Taiwanese xiaochi must be oa jian – a fried pancake” made of oysters, eggs, lettuce, green onions. There are so many variants on this very “local” Taiwanese dish even within the same block of stalls at a night market, but I love it best with copious amounts of egg and green onions, fried enough so that the edges are somewhat crispy, and dressed with a tangy red sauce that isn’t too sticky, salty, or reminiscent of peanut butter.

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One comment on “Oa Jian”

  1. […] with a generous proportion of oysters to egg, not much fried but chewy. Every house serves its own spin on the “oyster pancake” dish, so it’s through trial and error that you discover […]


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