Text: Lai Xuanpei (CCC Editorial Department) Behind-the-scenes of the comics of "Youhui's Little Plum House Notebook" (Part 1): Taiwan's Cuisine Culture and Entertainment Feast During the Japanese Occupation In "Youhui's Little Plum House Notebook", there are many Taiwanese and Japanese delicacies, which is surprising. It turns out that there were so many unique Taiwanese cuisines in Taiwan a hundred years ago? Do you want to know the ins and outs of these dishes? Xiaomeiya cooking time will be reported to you! The first, delicious and changeable Taiwan Banana! "Youhui's Little Plum House Notebook" describes the Taiwanese cuisine that could be seen in Taipei in the 1920s. In addition to the eight-treasure duck, braised fish, squid balls, and almond tofu mentioned in the comics, there are also "fried plantains". Although there are different varieties of plantains, plantains, bananas, etc.,
they are all fruits of the genus Plantain. Because they are produced in the tropics, they are rare and valuable ingredients for Japanese in the cold temperate zone. Taiwan during the Japanese occupation period It is also known as the Banana Kingdom because of its abundant banana production. Most modern people eat bananas as fruits and rarely eat them in dishes, but in Taiwan in the 1920s, bananas developed a lot of specialties. Come and try it! af28668e-0f42-4174-835c-2befe2a175b9 Photo Credit: ©Shimizu Banana Candy: Fried bananas are also called Banana wedding photo retouching services Candy. The method published in the "Taiwan Education Association" magazine in 1917 is to peel and cut bananas into pieces, stir them with flour, sugar, salt and a little water to form a paste. Fry in oil on top of banana pieces until they are red on the outside. The fragrant smell is irresistible! Plantain jelly: It was described in the book "Practical Tropical Fruit and Vegetable Processing Method" in 1925. After soaking the glutinous rice in water for one night,
grind it into juice, stir it in a pot, and simmer it over low heat. When the white juice is gray-brown, add white sugar Boil with water and jelly, then add plantain juice and stir well, pour into a square-shaped container to shape, shake a little so that the starch will not adhere to the inner wall of the container, after standing for a day and a night, cut into regular shapes. It is still available in traditional dim sum shops. Banana Peel Fried Rice: Banana peels can also be eaten! In 1935, the family cooking column of "Taiwan Art Newspaper" published the method of adding banana peels to vegetables. Heat oil in a frying pan, add slanted banana peels and fry them, then add cold rice, stir and season with salt and soy sauce. This is a dish. Banana peel fried rice that can soothe your emotions!