There is an ancient Chinese saying that “the best ones hide in noisiest fair”. It is kind of a hermit living philosophy, but also irrefutable truth of the food world. Liao’s red yeast fried pork, which hides in Taipei’s Jingmei food market, has no stores or signboards. However, it has been around for more than half a century by word of mouth. Latte was also recommended to find out about this famous local store.
According to the shop owner, besides red yeast fried pork, Liao’s store also sold snacks like wonton noodles or visceral soup at first. The pork stands out because of its delicious and popularity, so they gradually began to specialize in red yeast fried pork and healthy red yeast wine. Now the store has spread to the third generation, and it still uses the self-made Fuzhou red rice yeast which needs at least two months’ fermentation to marinate the meat. Moreover, the current shopkeeper has expanded the meat to seven kinds, including traditional streaky pork, plum meat with a little fat, and lean tenderloin, etc. so that everyone can always find a suitable one.
The oil used in frying is lard which also cooked by the owner. The cost savings make the boss extra bold and generous when making the marinade. With abundant self-made marinade, the meat is redder and brighter., and the finished product is crisp and delicious.
The same old shop, which only opens for four hours from 8:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays every week, scored 4.8 points on Google maps. Or in the vicinity of the morning queue ,or take pains to drive over , there is always an endless stream of customers whenever shop is open, which makes latte feel that no matter what industry, we need to work hard, settle down and concentrate on nothing else, so as to achieve something!
The types of meat are as follows:
Red meat pieces (side meat next to the tenderloin)
And the hidden version of Matsuzaka pork (requires phone reservation)
地點：台北市文山區景美街119號對面（景美菜市場） 時間：星期二/四/六/日AM08:30 ~ PM12:30
The shop: Liao’s red yeast fried pork
Location: Opposite to 119 Jingmei street, Wenshan District, Taipei (Jingmei vegetable market)
Open from 8:30 to 12:30 on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday every week
以上由 LATTE 口述，助理橙子整理。
The above was dictated by Latte and sorted out by assistant Jin