Latte met Brother Bao and Sister Alan in Tucheng university market. I just came to visit the market at that time, but heard the couple’s cordial yelling from a distance, joking with the customers like old friends and having small talks. So I couldn’t help being attracted to the stall. In the stall, there are fish balls, meatballs, taro balls, corn balls, Octopus balls, celery balls, spicy ones with pepper, and some without pepper especially for children. There are more than 20 kinds of meatballs, and they can also be made on site according to customers’ preferences. No wonder every customer buys a lot. Latte felt that almost every customer got at least 3kg.
According to Sister Alan, this kind of meatball is made by beating it with a wooden stick. In the Minnan language the beating action is pronounced “Gong” , so it is named “gongwan”, which means meatballs made by beating. Of course, wooden stick is no longer used now, but the name has been inherited. Nowadays, because of the import pork event, people are worried about pork products. But Alan, who has been doing the business for many years, has always chosen local pigs in Taiwan, so the familiar customers are still in an endless stream.
In addition to all kinds of meatballs, Brother Bao and Sister Alan’s stall also supply fried pork ribs in brown sauce, customers can also pack the soup of balls and use it directly as soup base. In the stall of Brother Bao and Sister Alan, you can hear the cordial greetings from Brother Bao, and you can see the interaction of love. It’s really warm!
以上由 LATTE 口述，助理橙子整理。
The above was dictated by Latte and sorted out by assistant Jin