Thursday, June 7, 2018

Gua bao

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The Gua Bao (Traditional: / 刈包; Pinyin: guàbāo; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: koah-pau; the literal meaning of "bread cut"), also known as steamed bao or steamed bao, pork belly bun,  or ambiguously, bao, is a popular snack in Taiwan and Fujian consisting of a piece of boiled meat and other spices flanked between plain steamed buns.

 Steamed bread is usually 6-8 cm (2.4-3.1 inches), half-circle and flat, with a horizontal fold when opened, giving the the impression that it has been sliced. Traditional stuffing stuff for bao cake is a piece of pork cooked to reddish, usually processed with fried suan cai (mustard and mustard pickles), coriander and peanuts.

The food is known in ordinary language in some areas of Taiwan under the name hó͘-kā-ti (Chinese: ; literal meaning "pig-bitten pig") because of the bread-like shape of its gaping mouth and its visible contents. Gua bao  are also called "Taiwanese hamburgers" because some of the new ingredients are used as stuffing stuff, like fried chicken, fish, eggs, and boiled beef.