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Poll and Definition of Sao Bing You Tiao

Would You Eat This Taiwanese Fried Bread Sandwich?

Earlier this week, a new study found that different generations have distinct ideas of foods they consider to be comforting. The same goes for various cultures. In Taiwan, this fried-bread-on-fried-bread sandwich, known as sao bing you tiao, isn't just a popular breakfast item — it's also considered the ultimate in comfort food. You tiao (literally, "oil sticks" which resemble long, savory doughnuts) are sandwiched between sao bing, a flaky, sesame seed flatbread. Together, the two make a craveworthy, if greasy sandwich with a carb content that rivals Domino's Bread Bowl Pastas. In Taiwan, they're favored with a great, big warm bowl of Chinese soymilk. Would you try one?

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Cathy3385 Cathy3385 7 years
I grew up eating these for Sunday brunch!! :-) they're sooo good and my family even brings them back from Taiwan to Hawaii whenever we can b/c they're more authentic than the ones we can get here.
mermei mermei 7 years
I like these best with a fried egg sandwiched in there as well. yum... I wish Minneapolis had a Yonghe Doujiang.
chancleta chancleta 7 years
Might make me sick but I would eat it anyway!
wunami wunami 7 years
Not only would I eat it, I've in fact already had it. Numerous times. It's frakking awesome. My med school is right in Boston Chinatown, I at you tiao at least 2-3 times a week the first two years. Had a hard time finding sao bing as easily and quickly in them morning. Otherwise, I'd have had this like all the time. GlowingMoon, in Taiwan, it's also normal for people to eat you tiao as described. And I'm not sharing mine with anyone...including my family. :P But yeah, it's super awesome when used in savory soymilk. @YumSugar: by "Chinese soymilk" you mean just "soymilk" or "actual soymilk" right? Seeing as that has totally existed for way way longer than "American soymilk" which is gross and disgusting. Soymilk is not supposed to be processed to try (and fail) to taste like cow milk.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I've eaten these. They're tasty, but for me, not habit-forming. And yes, they're good with savory soy milk (as opposed to sweetened soy milk). In fact, some savory soy milk entrees comes with this fried cruller sliced on top with green onions and sesame oil. Normally, people eat this family-style. A few long crullers are ordered, and shared with everybody at the table. It's like a bread basket. People break-off a piece, and eat it with their soy milk, or porridge.
elladebella elladebella 7 years
My family eats these at least once a month! We eat them with porridge, it makes you feel guilty but really good.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
Is there really anything not to love about bread? Sounds delicious!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
this looks DELICIOUS !
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
my mom would probably love this...
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Can I wrap some bacon around it?
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
I grow up eating this! It's good (well, depend where you buy it of course). Gosh, haven't eaten this in awhile, now I realize how much I miss it! I'd make my mom make this for me :D this weekend, hopefully.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
eww, no, I'll pass thank you.
tepiza tepiza 7 years
I absolutely cannot stand this stuff. The smell alone makes me dizzy.
brilliance13 brilliance13 7 years
yummieeeeee I grew up eating this :) sooo gooood
teegaall teegaall 7 years
My parents call them chinese doughnuts. They're decent with warm soy milk, otherwise, ick.
princexy princexy 7 years
mmmm I remember having these when I grew up. Haven't had one in probably 10 years. It's not as bready as it looks. The you tiao is very airy, a little like a french cruller in texture but more, if you know what I mean.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'd pass. I'm not a big bread person and this much bread at once is just way, WAY too much. I'd fall into a coma about 5 minutes after eating that.
miamixo miamixo 7 years
Not every day but hell yeah, looks good!
sabs sabs 7 years
this is one of my favorite breakfast things. dipped in warm soy milk it is so amazing. it totally brings me back to my childhood! fried bread sign me up!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
My hubby would die for this - I call him "Bread Boy" cause he loves the stuff.
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