If you happen to be in Taiwan for Chinese New Year, or a guest at a local wedding, expect the banquet to round out with this famous Taiwanese dish: steamed sticky rice with mud crab. Deeply entrenched in Taiwanese culture, this dish originated in the south of the island. Aside from cleaning the mud crabs, this dish is simple to prepare. Soaked sticky rice is stir fried with shitake mushrooms, rehydrated dried shrimps, diced ham, and some other ingredients. And for the finale? It’s topped with mud crab and steamed for 20 minutes.
Update: June 29, 2023