Diana said she has considered expanding the menu to include other Taiwanese treats like the oyster omelet (蚵仔煎), a night market staple. She also said she has thought of creating a night market scene similar to Taiwan’s.
“But there are so many regulations and stuff from the cops,” Diana said. “We spoke to other vendors to have a night market, but it never really worked out.”
While recreating Taiwan’s food scene in New York may prove a formidable task, Biandang has been doing its part to educate New Yorkers, and their palates, about the rich culinary traditions for which Taiwan is known throughout Asia.
“I feel here, no one really talks about Taiwan,” Diana said. “They only talk about China.”