Synonymous with Taiwan, Lu Rou Fan could almost be considered the island’s most iconic dish. Simple yet flavorsome, Lu Rou Fan is popular, not least for its combination of ground pork that is braised in a wonderful combination of soy sauce, five-spice powder, and rice wine. Served either with rice or noodles, and occasionally a side dish of pickled cucumbers or shiitake mushrooms, Lu Rou Fan also goes by the moniker Taiwanese ragú. Taiwanese farmers may have had dibs on Lu Rou Fan in previous generations, but it is a much loved dish all over the island today.
Update: November 15, 2022