Lau Tian Lu is a shop selling pot-stewed items, pot-stewed foods are traditional Chinese cuisine with meats, tofu and veggies marinated using a sauce consists of Sichuan pepper corns and aniseeds to give a special refreshing savoury favour. Lau Tian Lu and its pot-stewed foods are perennial favourite of all Taiwanese, and of course people coming to Taiwan too. The shop that I’ve patronized is in the tourist Ximending district, and so unavoidably a queue is something to be expected.
I’ve tried their chicken wing, duck wing, green bean, and MiXueGao米血糕which is a black cake made of glutinous rice and duck blood. The meat they use no matter chicken or duck are invariably very fresh, so the meat is still very tender ever after prolonged steeping and stewing with the marinade, better still, the fragrance of the marinade will not drown out the fresh and distinctive tastes of the chicken and duck meat.
They are really onto something with their pot-stewed items, something you couldn’t find in Hong Kong, which more often than not are too salty rather than the refreshing taste of the ingredients in the marinade.