Taiwan — Oyster(2) @Oar mī-sòaⁿ

Taiwanese not only use oyster (O-ar) to make oyster omelette, but also oyster vermicelli (Oar mī-sòaⁿ), oyster soup, oyster conjee, etc. Oyster vermicelli is another popular food in Taiwan.

 Oyster Vermicelli (Oar mī-sòaⁿ)

Oyster vermicelli (Oar mī-sòaⁿ) is one of the Taiwanese snacks as well, which include oyster and thin noodles. Some shops will add pig’s intestines in the noodles, and some shops are popular because of the spicy sauce. You may also add Chinese vinegar, garlic, and cilantro. There are several of soup bases, such as bone’s soup, fish’s soup, pig’s intestines, etc. Not a lot of shops will use bone’s soup base since it takes a long time to cook. Fish’s soup base is more popular while it is fresher and healthier. In my point of view, pig’ intestines is not healthy and kind of dirty, thus I will not recommend people to have this soup base.

A lot of night markets have oyster noodles, but usually are not traditional. Shops that still have traditionally oyster noodles are in Dihua Street, Shihlin district in Taipei City.

 Oyster soup

The soup include oyster, bamboo shoot, tofu, cilantro, and scallion. Usually peopel do not add other seasonings, thus the soup have the strong taste of oyster. Oyster soup is really healthy, especially for women. It is because oyster contain zinc and amion acid, it is good for women to recover the losing of blood.

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