Hu jiao bing (胡椒餅) is a street food that was first introduced to me when my Aunt Cynthia dubbed it her favorite snack food from Taiwan. Intrigued by the description of a baked bun filled with peppery marinated pork and tons of scallions, I really wanted to try one!

During Christmas break of 2005, my grandma took me to Taiwan as a early high school graduation gift. I had already gotten accepted into college, so the trip was a big treat that I enjoyed a lot.

I remember eating lots of good food in Taiwan that first trip, but one specific memory involving hu jiao bing stands out to me..

hu jiao bing pepper pork bun

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