'Brutta ma Buona in Taiwan' on Serious Eats

'Brutta ma Buona' in Taiwan, Part 1: Fan Tuan

Devotees of Italian cuisine will recognize the phrase brutta ma buona—"ugly but good." It applies to foods that are tasty and satisfying, even if they're unlikely to win any beauty contests. Taiwan, one of the world's premier patches of culinary real estate, has its own share of ugly-but-goods. Steer clear of the various edible lumps, bumps, and viscous puddles on offer, however, and you risk missing out on much of the good stuff. More

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