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Signature Taiwan Delicacies Postage Stamps – Gourmet Snacks

Signature Taiwan Delicacies Postage Stamps – Gourmet Snacks

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Following the first set of the "Signature Taiwan Delicacies Postage Stamps" series – Home Cooked Dishes released on January 31, 2013, Chunghwa Post has planned another set of four stamps, featuring Taiwan's gourmet snacks. Each stamp is denominated at NT$5 and will go on sale on August 16, 2013. The designs follow: 1. Chou Dou Fu (Stinky Tofu): This widely spread fermented Dou Fu product gained fame after the Empress Dowager Cixi gave it a taste, and named it "Yuqingfang". The skin of the bean curd is deep-fried; the soft center has a pillowy texture. Enjoy the dish with the sweet and sour kimchi and relish the unique flavor. 2. Ba Wan (Taiwanese Meatball): Beidou, Changhua was said to be the birthplace of the ba wan. Its skin is made of a gooey dough of sweet potato, rice flour, and tapioca starch. Pork, mushrooms, dried bamboo shoots and other ingredients are stuffed inside. Ba wans made in Changhua and Hsinchu are the most popular. 3. O-A-Chian (Oyster Omelet): This addictive dish is a common item in night markets across Taiwan. Fresh oysters are dropped into a gooey mixture of tapioca and sweet potato starch, and quick-fried with eggs and vegetables. A savory sauce is poured on top of the omelet for an irresistibly mouthwatering taste. 4. Lu Rou Fan (Braised Pork Rice): "Lurou" refers to finely chopped pork, stir-fried with scallion onions, shallot and spices to draw out the fragrance. The pork is then slow-cooked in soy sauce. Sprinkled with braised pork and gravy on plain cooked rice, Lurou fan can be found at vendor stalls and restaurants alike. It is a unique comfort food for everyone. This set of stamps is designed in a horizontal se-tenant format; a strip of gutter featuring food ingredients used in these gourmet snacks is inserted between the upper and bottom two rows of the sheetlet. By-issues including a first-day cover, folders with and without crystal mounts and a loose-leaf album page will go on sale on August 14, 2013. A pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$5-denominated stamp or a full set of stamps will go on sale on August 16, 2013. The set of stamps is designed by Up Creative Design and Advertising Corporation and printed by Cardon Enterprise Co., Ltd. in color offset.
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