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Cookery teacher is a winner
日本國際料理人大賽 苗栗阮學彬奪金牌、銀牌

Juan Hsueh-pin presents his award-winning dishes and the awards he won in Japan on Sept. 10 in Miaoli.
阮學彬展示他的得獎料理及從日本抱回來的獎杯。攝於九月十日,苗栗。

Photo: Tsai Cheng-min, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者蔡政?

Juan Hsueh-pin, a teacher in the department of food and beverage at Long Der Commercial and Household Vocational High School in Miaoli County’s Yuanli Township, recently took part in the Japan International Cuisine Competition. By dexterously employing Taiwanese ingredients, he created innovative dishes, winning a gold medal in the western cuisine category and a silver in the Chinese cuisine category, thereby gaining international recognition for Taiwanese cuisine.

Juan went to the competition in Japan equipped with Taiwan-grown perch and free-range chicken legs. The ingredient that won him the western cuisine gold medal was indeed the Taiwanese free-range chicken legs, which he used to make free-range chicken rolls. His chicken rolls doused with Taiwanese three-cup sauce and generously sprinkled with diced almonds were uniquely delicious and won the hearts and mouths of the judges.

Juan also cooked Taiwanese perch with fish head casserole soup. After stewing, the creative dish was thoroughly filled with the aroma of Taiwanese fresh fish, winning applause from the judges and making Juan stand out again in the Chinese cuisine category, where the soup won him a silver medal.

Juan says that the biggest challenge of the contest, in addition to the language barrier and unfamiliarity with the venue, was how to keep the ingredients that he took with him from Taiwan fresh. Fortunately, he managed to overcome these problems without a hitch.

Juan says that the 150 contestants came a number of countries, including Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. He had to give a lot of thought to how to make creative dishes, which gave him a big headache for a time. Luckily his efforts were not fruitless, and he came home with both honor and awards.

(Liberty Times, translated by Ethan Zhan)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. dexterously adv.

巧妙 (qiao3 miao4)

例: He played the piano dexterously.

(他巧妙地彈奏鋼琴。)

2. sprinkle v.

灑 (sa3)

例: The sauce she sprinkled on the soup was too spicy.

(她灑在這碗湯上的調味料太辣了。)

3. without a hitch phr.

順利 (shun4 li4)

例: I hope they can get through the wedding without a hitch.

(我希望他們能順利完成這場婚禮。)


苗栗縣苑裡鎮私立龍德家商餐飲科老師阮學彬參加日本國際料理人大賽,巧妙運用台灣本土食材,研發創新料理,拿下西餐金牌、中餐銀牌,以台灣美食揚名國際。

阮學彬帶著台灣出產的鱸魚和土雞腿赴日參賽。讓他一舉奪下西式餐點金牌的主角,就是台灣土雞腿;他以土雞腿製成土雞捲,外層淋上台灣三杯醬,再灑上滿滿的杏仁角,獨特美味,讓評審們讚不絕口。

阮學彬也用台灣鱸魚搭配砂鍋魚頭湯,煨煮入味,滿溢台灣鮮魚香氣的創意料理,獲得評審讚賞,讓他中式餐點賽脫穎而出,再下一城獲得銀牌。

他說,比賽最大的考驗,除了語言不通、場地不熟,如何將台灣帶去的食材保持新鮮,也是考驗,幸好都順利克服。

阮學彬說,比賽有來自日本、南韓、香港、澳門、台灣等地共一百五十名料理高手,他必須仔細思考如何製作出創意菜色,一度讓他傷透腦筋,幸好苦心沒有白費,順利獲獎榮歸家鄉。

(自由時報記者蔡政?)

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