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As some of you may have known, I had the opportunity to travel and stay in Taiwan earlier in the year.  Amazingly, I’m still super behind in my my Foodie Friday blog posts of great places to eat.

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For today’s post, this is a great local Taiwanese dish known as 肉圓 or Ba-Wan.  It is a Taiwanese snack food that literally means “meat sphere”.  In this case, this is a 肉圓 that is made of pork within rice-paper translucent dough.  The sauce is savory, the meat is quite fatty (in a good way), served nice and hot!  For more information, check out the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ba-wan

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On where to go for 肉圓, there is an old time shop near Banciao High Speed Rail station called 林員肉圓.  The foursquare check-in location is to help you find it is at http://4sq.com/yUagXc.  This particular stand has been in Banciao for a very long time – ever since Banciao was still farm land – run by the same family all of these years.

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If you’re ever in Taipei, loop by Banciao and check it out, eh!?