Pig's blood cake as sold in Taipei
Pig's blood cake coated in peanut powder with dipping sauces

Ti hoeh koe (Chinese: 豬血粿; pinyin: zhū xiě guǒ; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: ti-hoeh-koé or 豬血糕; zhū xiě gāo; ti-hoeh-ko), as known as pig's blood cake, is a blood pudding served on a stick as street food in Taiwan. Its alternative name is black cake. It is made with steamed pork blood, sticky rice and then coated in peanut powder and coriander with dipping sauces. Pig's blood cake came from Fujian to Taiwan and then developed.[1] It is eaten as a snack. It can also be cooked in a hot pot. It is served hot by street vendors who keep it warmed in a wooden box or metal steamer.[2] A description from Seriouseats described it as cross between a rice cake and mochi.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Kwang Ok Kim Re-orienting Cuisine: East Asian Foodways in the Twenty-First Century,Berghahn Books, 2015-2-1,p210
  2. ^ a b Chen, Nicholas (17 August 2010). "Street Food in Taiwan: Pig's Blood Cake". Serious Eats: The Destination for Delicious. Retrieved 28 December 2014.