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  • When you're in Taipei, you might come across this.

  • This is a guabao, and it's a specialty of northern Taiwan.

  • Also known as a Taiwanese hamburger,

  • guabao is one of the few Taiwanese delicacies

  • that has made it big outside of the island.

  • I met up with Ivy Chen,

  • a private cooking class teacher in Taipei

  • and an old friend of mine.

  • So this is Shidong Market.

  • Can you tell me a little bit about

  • why you chose this market today?

  • We went and bought pork, flour, and pickled mustard greens,

  • and walked over to her apartment

  • where we began the cooking process.

  • First, we worked on the dough.

  • So we just added a pinch of salt, and then what else do we do?

  • Can I touch it?

  • I just want to see.

  • Oh, it's very elastic.

  • Kind of like a rubber band.

  • Next is the pork.

  • It is first blanched in boiling water to get rid of excess blood.

  • Yeah, I always did it with boiling water

  • and then my pork gets really tough.

  • Why?

  • By slowly heating the meat,

  • the blood coagulates so that it is easily skimmed off.

  • Okay.

  • In a wok, she puts in rice wine

  • and two types of soy sauce:

  • regular and dark.

  • And a bit of water.

  • Is it low heat or high heat?

  • Cinnamon,

  • orange peel,

  • After that's done, it's time to return to the dough.

  • Oh, my goodness. It's like a pillow!

  • The dough is rolled out,

  • brushed with oil,

  • folded in half,

  • and then steamed for about 10 minutes.

  • The whole thing is assembled with peanuts

  • and cilantro for taste.

  • While guabao is celebrated internationally today,

  • its origins are rooted in religion.

  • Hey guys,

  • I actually met Ivy three years ago at her cooking class here.

  • She's the one that taught me how to make xiaolongbao.

  • I have since forgotten,

  • and I learned guabao from her.

  • If you want to learn more about Ivy's cooking class,

  • click the links below.

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