My Favorite Taiwanese Dish Of All Time: Intestine Vermicelli

If you’ve followed me long enough, you know that I’m such a huge supporter of Happy Garden on Valley Blvd and New Ave. It’s classic Taiwanese fare and they’re no longer selling the place — at least not yet.


I’ll admit I’m usually not the biggest fan of offal but there is something magical about the boiled, rubbery intestines mixed with a fragrant broth of vegetables, sliced ginger, scallions and dried shallots. This was one the places I brought Andrew Zimmern to during our brief SGV food crawl and of course, the dish I choose to highlight was the intestines.


Happy Garden
1277 E. Valley Blvd., Alhambra, CA


One comment

  1. The Offalo (@TheOffalo)

    I prefer it with the addition of pig blood, but I’ll take this too!

    Didn’t know they weren’t closing/selling anymore. Glad to hear. Must renew effort to go there. Was in SGV last weekend, where I went to Si Hai for some breakfast (alas, Huge Tree Pastry was closed the beginning of this month).