Monday, April 4, 2016

T2014 A Cheng Goose

I was looking through my photos and came across photos of the food I had during my last trip to Taipei and Taichung in 2014 so I am putting them here in a few posts for my own reference.

Lunch at A Cheng Goose. We ordered too much food for 3 pax just because we wanted to try more dishes. We managed to finish everything except for the goose skins. Luckily we only ordered a small bowl of plain rice to be shared between us.

Coagulated Goose Blood in Spicy sauce (a small portion). I didn't eat them.

米血糕 (Rice Blood Cake) - Glutinous rice goose blood cake with crushed peanuts on top (a small portion) - I didn't eat them too.

Goose liver with sour vegetable. This tastes nice. I guess it would be something like foie gras although I have not eaten foie gras before.

Stinky Tofu with Sour Vegetable in Spicy Broth (a small portion). I like to eat this. It may smell bad but it tastes great! This is the wet version and not the deep fried crispy type.

Goose thigh meat served with julienned ginger.

Goose Breast Meat served with julienned ginger. The meat is a bit tough for my weak teeth but this would not be an issue for those with strong teeth.

While on vacation, we must eat vegetables too so we ordered this plate of Sweet Potatoes Shoots (Leaves) - Pucuk Ubi (Malay word).

Another plate of vegetable - water convolvulus (kang kung). Quite crunchy.

A bowl of plain kway teow in soup. The kway teow noodle is too springy for our liking.

Price in NT (New Taiwan Dollar) back in 2014. 900 NT is about MYR108 now.

The website. For the full list of dishes you may refer to its official website here.

Store front. A Cheng Goose, a popular restaurant for goose meat - No. 105, Jilin Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei.

40 comments:

  1. Goose liver? Foie Gras? Dunno much about geese but normally duck, the thigh would be tougher than the breast and unlike chicken, I would go for the breast instead. I love pig's blood, never tried poultry's.

    You went over to Taiwan on a holiday? My hair stylist just came back from there - he loves going there, goes quite regularly.

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    1. Foie Gras are fattened duck or goose livers usually done by force feeding geese or ducks. I guess the thigh meat is also tough but I don't remember now. On holiday during 2014. What does your hair stylist like about Taiwan? The food?

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  2. Coagulated goose blood, yummzz, those must be good, coz I like coagulated pigs and duck blood.. In Penang, they put pig's blood in curry mee, and duck blood in kuey teow th'ng.. Both also I super like..

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    1. Then go Taiwan when your boys are older to eat them! :)

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  3. No wonder you cannot finish lah, not 3 pax but 2 and a half pax only. The first 2 dishes got people did not eat them... :/

    I can handle blood cubes in a bowl of noodles or soup, but seeing an entire plate of blood cubes as a dish seems too extreme for me too...

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    1. Hahahaha, they know that I am not eating those two diehes when they ordered them.

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  4. I would enjoy the liver but not so much the blood. And foie gras tastes quite different from liver.

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  5. That is a lot of food for three persons... like you, I think I will opt for the noodles and the meat, minus the blood and the stinky beancurd.. but maybe I will have a nib.. just for curiosity! :)

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    1. The noodle is not nice but stinky beancurd is very tasty. Once you ate the stinky tofu, I am sure you will go for more.

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  6. Wah, what an interesting experience! Goose blood & liver....... mmmm....... not sure if I'm adventurous enough. Hahaha! xoxo

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    1. You don't even eat pork/chicken/duck livers now?

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  7. Price is pretty good, I had thought it'd be astronomical. My hubby just got goose from HK Yung Kee and it was $500 a bird!

    Oo the 'foie gras' must have been yummy.

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    1. Some people says the price is expensive. What! 500 a bird in what currency?

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    2. 500 HKD. I googled also and confirmed it's at that price hehe.

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  8. Wow! You still kept the receipt! For tax purposes? I would not be able to finish so many dishes between two. I also won;t eat much of their stinky tofu as the pong is terrible. The vegetables and goose meat are good for me.

    I have visited Taiwan many times and covered almost all the major cities from North tip of Keeliung Port all the way to Kaoshiung, passing Taipei, Tainan, Taichung, Nantou & etc etc.
    I discovered that such a small country yet their cities have different eating culture which is interesting.
    This blood dishes really woke me up as they even served them cold like desserts! They could make so many things with pig, goose and chicken blood. I forgot which night market. I think overall the Keeliung's specialities are their signature hot pots which was no-no to me. The best city to live for me is Taichung.

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    1. I didn't keep the receipt. I kept the photo of the receipt! :D

      Wah, so you are an expert on Taiwan! I don't dare to try any of the dishes with the blood.

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  9. I have never eaten goose meat. I wonder what is it like.

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    1. I think canton-i serves roast geese so you can try it there. :)

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  10. I haven't been to Taipei and I wonder whether the goose meat is the same as the ones in Hong Kong. I too wouldn't be eating the goose blood dishes or the stinky tofu but the rest will be no problem for me to try them out.

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    1. Normally in HK, the geese would be roasted. These here are smoked and braised I think. It is ok to try the stinky tofu. Very nice!

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  11. Hmm, that Coagulated Goose Blood is a small portion already seems so big, wondered how's the big version looks like.

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  12. haha, at first glance I thought u r referring to Ah Cheng shop that sells laksa...but then, how come got sell goose pulak? I read on and saw that it is a shop in Taiwan. I think I will only eat the goose meat...as i dun take others 'exotic' dish like blood and stingy tofu.

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    1. Blood also I don't dare to eat.

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    1. But stinky tofu is very tasty. Can try a bit to see whether or not you like it.

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  14. Goose blood!! Such huge chunks Er, no thank you!! But pass me the veggies and goose thigh meat.

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    1. I also don't dare to eat the two blood dishes.

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  15. I ever tasted goose meat in Taipei before too, looks like and tastes like duck meat

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  16. Eeee... Sorry but goose blood and livers look a bit gerli to me... :p
    I read article before, don't eat these kinda food, those goose are tortured in order to produce these kinda food.

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    1. You don't eat any pork/chicken/duck livers at all? The geese that are tortured by force feeding are those for producing foie gras (fattened liver). These geese here are normal geese with normal liver.

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  17. Plentiful of food that you have tried in Taiwan..the goose meat look purple in colour..wonder it tastes like duck meat.

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    1. The meat is quite dark but not till purple. It is more gamey than duck.

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  18. Taiwan is quite famous their rice blood cake. I did not try it though..just not for me. Hahah

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  19. Very interesting stuff which is hard to find in KL.

    I've never even seen goose blood before. I enjoy your Taiwan postings, it reminds me of my trip there earlier this year. :)

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    1. Thanks. I have not seen goose blood in KL too. :)

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