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. The designs follow:
1. Chou Dou Fu (Stinky Tofu): A fermented Dou Fu product, its skin 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 (Chinese Meatball): 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): 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, 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.
(1) First Day Cover: NT$2 apiece (2) Folder (with or without mount): NT$5 apiece (3) Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece (4) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$5-denominated stamp: NT$7 apiece (5) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps: NT$22 apiece
To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, or order on line at http://stamp.post.gov.tw.