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美食名產鳳梨酥、牛軋糖、鐵蛋…該怎麼介紹?10個臺灣伴手禮英文大整理

Elena Chien 2017 年 03 月 20 日

台灣的好客程度遠近馳名
但你在送外國客戶或朋友伴手禮時
只說得出 traditional snack 嗎?
麥芽餅、牛軋糖、鐵蛋等你知道要怎麼跟外國朋友介紹嗎?
小V 整理了台灣十個名產的英文,每個都好想手刀買來吃!

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1.鳳梨酥  pineapple cake / shortcake / pastry

「鳳梨」的台語有「好運到」的意思,所以我們常在過年過節時互相贈送鳳梨酥。現在市售的鳳梨酥有兩種內餡:冬瓜和鳳梨,冬瓜內餡的鳳梨酥比較甜,口感較綿密;鳳梨內餡的鳳梨酥比較有鳳梨的酸味,口感也比較扎實。

In Taiwanese, the word for “pineapple” sounds similar to the phrase, “here comes prosperity” , so pineapples have come to symbolize good luck and fortune. We buy pineapple cakes for each other during Chinese New Year. They usually come with two kinds of fillings: white gourd and pineapple. The ones with white gourd fillings are sweeter, softer, and more creamy to the taste, whereas the other kind comes in a more solid texture and contains the natural sour taste of pineapples.

  • shortcake 酥餅
  • pastry 酥皮餡餅
  • pineapple 鳳梨
  • yolk 蛋黃
  • white gourd 冬瓜
  • gourd 葫蘆 ▶點這邊聽發音◀

2.麥芽餅 maltose cracker sandwich

這是台灣古早味零食,用兩片餅乾將麥芽糖夾在中間,好吃不黏牙,讓你一口接著一口!

The maltose cracker sandwich is a snack that has been around for decades. It’s made of two pieces of crackers and a maltose filling. It’s good and it won’t get stuck on your teeth. I promise that once you get a bite of it, you won’t be able to stop!

3.綠豆椪 mung bean pastry

台灣傳統月餅的一種,內餡是綠豆泥,有時會加入豬肉,但近年來因為健康考量,漸漸地全部都用綠豆泥了。

The mung bean pastry is one kind of traditional Taiwanese mooncake. The filling consists mostly of mashed mung bean, and sometimes pork. To promote a healthier diet, the mung bean pastry makers have almost replaced all of the pork fillings with mung bean.

  • mung bean 綠豆 ▶點這邊聽發音◀
  • green bean 四季豆
  • red bean / azuki bean 紅豆
  • kidney bean 大紅豆/花豆

4.芋頭酥 taro pastry

外型是圓形酥皮,內夾芋頭泥內餡。芋頭是台灣人早期主食之一,綿密又鬆軟,很多老一輩的人非常喜歡吃芋頭喔!

The round-shaped taro pastry has a crispy crust that wraps up the taro mush filling. Soft and smooth in texture, taro was a staple of the Taiwanese diet in early times, and remains as a popular and well-loved food among older people.

  • taro 芋頭
  • taro ball 芋圓

5.牛軋糖 nougat

牛軋糖其實是義大利人發明,後來傳入台灣後,台灣人加入奶粉當作主原料,形成獨樹一幟的台式牛軋糖。

To most people’s surprise, the nougat actually originated in Italy. After setting its roots in Taiwan, the nougat has evolved into a different form, including milk powder as its main ingredient; the variation has later become the signature Taiwanese-style nougat.

6.鐵蛋 iron egg

鐵蛋雖然看起來黑得嚇人,但他獨特的 Q 彈嚼勁和入味的醬油香,常常使外國人驚艷。

While their dark color might seem scary at first, iron eggs have worked their way into foreigners’ appetites with their unique chewy texture and rich soy sauce flavor.

來看看這對可愛的外國情侶吃了鐵蛋的反應吧!

鳳梨酥、鐵蛋、乖乖…老外吃台灣零食的好笑反應
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7.魷魚絲  dried shredded squid

台灣人的下酒零食之一,很有咬勁,越咬越香,吃到最後還會有甜甜的味道浮現喔!

The dried shredded squid is a common tapa in Taiwan. It’s very chewy. The flavor starts coming out as you chew, gets more intense the more you chew, and gradually ends with a tint of sweetness.

8.肉乾 jerky

也是搭配啤酒不可或缺的好朋友!每一口都非常有味道,一點都不乾澀。

When there’s beer, there’s got to be some jerkies! Every bite is incredibly flavorful and moist.

肉乾也是肉類,所以這個字也是不可數名詞喔!

9.豌豆酥/可樂果 pea crackers

伴隨台灣人長大的零食,外型像螺旋義大利麵,吃起來酥酥脆脆,蒜香味在口中奔放!

For those born and raised in Taiwan, pea crackers must be one of the snacks that you grew up eating. They are shaped like Rotini noodles, with a crunchy and crispy texture and a lasting garlic flavor.

  • pea 豌豆

10.茶葉 tea / tea leaf

台灣人非常愛喝茶,多虧了台灣的地形及氣候優勢,產出了許多名聞國際的高山茶!

The Taiwanese have been known for their unconditional love for tea. Taking advantage of its climate and undulating topography, Taiwan has produced all kinds of tea that are marketed throughout the world.

來跟著老師學怎麼用英文介紹不同茶種吧!

【實用單字】教你各種茶的英文
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這邊再推薦一個整理得非常完整的文章,以後就不會只說得出 I love tea, and you? 了。

【實用英文】救救茶英文:只會說紅茶、綠茶還不夠!教你更多茶類英文及口感形容詞

想用英文跟外國人介紹台灣卻總是卡卡卡嗎?

VoiceTube APP 裡你可以找到各式各樣有關台灣的影片!不管是外國人來台灣玩、台灣人帶外國人去玩、外國人的台灣夜市小吃初體驗等,都可以從中學到許多我們習以為常卻總是無法用英文好好介紹的台灣不可思議之處!趕快下載 VoiceTube APP,利用通勤或閒暇的5分鐘,好好認識台灣吧!

不知道阿兜阿朋友來要帶他們幹嘛嗎?趕快看一下阿滴和滴妹的美食介紹參考參考吧!

【阿滴英文】台灣10大台灣美食英文介紹 (10 Amazing Taiwanese Food Explained with English Subs)

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作者簡介/  VoiceTube 看影片學英語 學英文不是艱難的任務,而是一種融入生活的自然態度。今天起,丟掉厚重的教科書,每日鎖定 VoiceTube看影片學英語官方部落格,給自己一個流利『用』英語的機會!

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