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Taiwanese Meat Ball

rworange | | May 20, 2007 05:25 PM

A Taiwan meatball is really some sort of dumpling, right?

I had my first one today after practically having to beg them to sell it to me ... "you won't like it" ... it looked like the picture in this link and the description is almost identical.

"Taiwanese Meat Ball [a glutinuous rice cake wrapping itself around braised dried shitake and beef cubes drizzled with an orange tasting sauce]"

Someone else ordered the meat ball from the same restaurant and the exact descripion is “ … steamed thick rice skin with bamboo, sliced pork and mushroom fillings. the skin was very light and chewy and the filling very flavorfull. and they dress it with both a soy and sweet garlic sauce"

Except I got a tomato sauce on it ... sort of like Campbell's tomato soup without the salt.

I am guessing that these can be any kind of dumpling as searching around I found various pictures ...

They did not look anything like what a common meatball as in this picture

What would be the Chinese name for these?

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