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Taiwanese Specialties

  1. The Other Critics
    Shockey Says Hop the L to Forcella; Sifton Finds St. AnselmPlus: “Tables for Two” on Maison Premiere, and more of this week’s reviews.
  2. User’s Guide
    A Photo-Guided Tour of Mysterious Taiwanese FoodChinatown’s full of unidentifiable dishes (for visitors, anyhow). For years, we’ve seen a particularly weird-looking one, a runny oyster pancake that we would have asked about — if we’d spoken Chinese. After seeing a similar sentiment expressed on Chowhound some days ago, and asking a few foodie friends about the mystery food, to no avail, we decided to send our Chinese-speaking photographer, Melissa Hom, to three Taiwanese restaurants in Manhattan and Queens to scout out the dish, and a few others besides.