Cuisine Culture Food Japan Taiwan

Care Package:Just in time for the 4th of July!

I received a care package full of edible Japanese and Taiwanese goodies from my aunt in Nagano today. Just in time for the 4th of July. Happy birthday America! 😉

Left: Oyaki おやき (buckwheat flour pies filled with various vegetable fillings, a specialty of Nagano)

Top-Center: Zongzi 粽子(Taiwanese sticky rice dumplings steamed in bamboo leaves, similar to tamales but with sticky rice instead of masa and bamboo leaves instead of corn husks)

Bottom-Center: Jiaozi/Gyoza 餃子 (dumplings filled with meat and vegetable, panfried or boiled, eaten in both Taiwan and Japan)

Top-Right: Gongwan 貢丸 (Taiwanese pork meaballs)

Bottom-Right: Taiwanese savory taro and rice cakes (I don’t think I have had these before, look good though!)

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