Want good pig’s blood rice cakes? Go to Happy Dolphin Bay in the Shun Fat supermarket plaza. You can get gloriously bloody rice cakes: little rectangular cubes, about an inch long and a 1/4 inch thick, with fried, crispy edges. “The flavor was right—tastes just like they do back in Taiwan,” says Mr Taster. “The exterior texture was good too, nice and crispy-chewy.”

The cubes are a little small compared to the huge cakes you get in Taiwan, so the version here doesn’t quite have the softer chewy interior; these are more 90 percent crisp, 10 percent chew. But they scratch the crispy pork blood rice cake itch, sure nuff, says Mr Taster.

Happy Dolphin Bay [San Gabriel Valley]
18481 Colima Road, Rowland Heights

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