Some might say this dish is rather like a Western-style steak. It is similar but instead of finding it in steak houses, it can be bought on street stands in Taiwan. Most night markets in Taipei City, such as the bustling Shilin night market or Huashi Street, still sell street food with plenty of delicacies to be sampled and savored. The flavors that waft down the streets make your mouth water even on a full stomach! Whenever I visited Taiwan on my summer holidays, my cousins would take me on their mopeds and we would whizz to the markets to have this dish and many others, from Tso Do-fu (‘stinky tofu’) to Eara-Tzen (‘oyster omelets’). The Chinese five-spice makes you crave this recipe again and again.
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