Taiwanese Street Food: Dachang Bao Xiaochang (大腸包小腸)


Dachang Bao Xiaochang (大腸包小腸) or directly translated to English as ‘Small Sausage in Big Sausage’ is a popular Taiwanese night market street food. It’s a delicious Taiwanese version of ‘hot dog’ made of pork sausage wrapped in a glutinous rice sausage.

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Those white sausages in the image below are made of glutinous rice. Both sausages are grilled and go well with a variety of sauces and condiments – peanut powder, cucumber, Chinese parsley (cilantro), pickled mustard greens, Chinese basil and more.

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The one I had is wild boar meat in plain flavour. Subtle but a tasty combination of oriental flavours, the meat is slightly sweet and a little crumbly in texture while the glutinous rice is sweet and sticky. Besides being chunky in size, it’s quite a greasy and filling meal. It’s a convenient all-in-one meal with the inclusion of the condiments in your order.

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The location of the stall is at Xīméndīng (西門町), a neighborhood and shopping district in the Wanhua District of Taipei, Taiwan.

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Even if you missed it, there are a few other stalls providing a similar offering. The snack is said to be a surprise hit throughout Taiwan and is a specialty in night markets. Click here to read more about the origin of this particular snack food.

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