I’d heard a lot about the oyster omelettes, but somehow it wasn’t something that I’d run across, probably because it’s so hot in Kaohsiung most of the time, who wants to order a piping hot omelette?
Well, we did.
What’s in a Taiwanese Oyster Omelette?
Well, lots of oysters, some potato starch batter, a few eggs, some leaves, and a dar red savory sauce on top to balance out all of those disparate flavors.
Point of fact, we’d heard that Cijin was famous for it’s oyster omelettes, yet we had to search for over an hour to find a place serving them. Unfortunately Jackie’s Hokkien isn’t nuanced enough to really get to why this was. We’re working on that; we just started our Chinese lessons.
Back to the heat, the contrast in this video has been lowered pretty dramatically, so you can’t see the prodigious amount of sweating that I’m doing. While we enjoyed the omelette (me especially, if you couldn’t tell by my unmitigated scarfing towards the end) the ice-cold milk tea from the tea stand next to this was far superior.
BTW, here’s a pretty rough approximation of the omelette’s location. That section has changed a lot since Google’s last map update out there, though, so take it as general advice, not step-by-step directions.
Soundtrack, as always, selected form CC songs available on soundcloud:
Vampires – Sirolohead
81summer – TERR1E