The “Southern Soul” of Barbecue

You can’t leave out the South if you want some good BBQ! It’s definitely one of my favorite styles of food, and one of the best places I’ve ever had it is probably Southern Soul on St. Simons Island, Georgia.  You might recall my visit last time to St. Simons and Jekyll Island located in south Georgia a while back.  Food was good then, and food there is good now!

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Stewed Pork Knuckle Dinner at a Taiwanese Airport

Chef Teng is a well known restaurant chain in Taiwan.  Like any other chains though it started with one restaurant.    I learned that the background of Chef Teng is that he studied some french cuisine in Japan a while back and incorporated some French cuisine in to Taiwanese food, which I found interesting.  The most popular dishes are Beef Noodles Soup and Stewed Pork Knuckles.  Chef Teng’s has been around for years, and now there are several different locations, including at the Kaohsiung Airport!

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鴨血: Make like a Vampire and Eat Some (Duck) Blood

“What do you mean ‘eat some duck blood’!?” You might ask.  Well, what I mean is exactly that.  Duck blood is eaten in some European and Asian countries.  For example, there’s the Czernina from Poland, and there’s Duck blood and vermicelli soup from China.  In Taiwan, it is usually made in to a tofu shape and is basically cubes of clotted duck blood.  (The redness of the soup is just Spicy  Mala Sauce btw… we don’t drink the blood.  That’s crazy!  :P)

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