10 Classic Taiwanese Dishes
|So portable and cute.|
Ba wans are adorable glutinous dumpling-like balls wrapped around a fistful of minced meat, shiitake mushrooms and bamboo shoots. The skin is a combination of rice flour, starch and water -- which gives it its translucent and thick sticky texture. Served with a generous heaping of a sweet and sour like sauce, they're portable snacks that are typically on the cheap end (no more than $5 at most joints). Sinbala, 651 W. Duarte Road, F; Arcadia; (626) 446-0886.
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