The Legend of Peitou Meatballs
[ 一府 ( 台南府城 ) , 二鹿 ( 鹿港 ) , 三艋舺 ( 萬華 ) , 四寶斗 ( 北斗 ) ]
The first fu ( Tai-Nan ), The Second Lu ( Lu-Kang ), The third Mon-Cha ( Wan-Hwa ), The fourth Baw-Dou ( Peitou ).
北斗三員--- 教員 , 警員 , 肉圓 , 北斗肉圓屈居末位 ,但卻舉足輕重 .
北斗早期是竹山 , 集集等地與鹿港之間的轉口港 , 匯集了不少豪門巨戶 .他們雇用家教與護衛以鞏固
其地位及威望.( 護衛就是現代的警員 ) .
家教知識的傳授使得北斗學風鼎盛 , 進而造就了許多子弟成為教育的人才.
Peitou SAN( three)--YUAN ( job or stuff ) ---teachers , police officers and meatballs . Peitou meatball is the last
but not the least .
In ancient times , Peitou was a seaport transporting merchandise between Chu-Shan , Chi-Chi and Lu-Kang . A lot of
influential and powerful families were therefore established .They hired tutors and guards to secure their position and
The teaching of the tutors formed a prosperous academic atmosphere , and therefore many teachers were born.
北斗肉圓的由來 , 追溯至一百八十六年前一次的嚴重水災 , 七十二個庄僅五十二個庄存留下來 ,
天災人禍後居民沒東西吃 . 以樹薯搗成粉和糖吃 , 不久大夥都吃膩了甜食 .
後來由范萬居先生創新將之油炸, 加上竹筍做成鹹食 , 大受歡迎 . 後來改良添加豬肉 , 就是今天的北斗肉圓 .
The legend of Peitou meatball traces back to one hundred and eighty six years ago when a serious flood happened .
Out of seventy two villages , only fifty two survived .
There was nothing to eat after the disaster . So , they ate smashed corns with sugar . Later , they were getting tired of
sweet food .
However Mr.Fen Wan-Chu invented a new recipe to fry the food and added its flavor with bamboo shoots which has
been popular for people. Later , people used pork to spice up the taste . And , that is the legend of Peitou meatballs
北斗肉圓價格的演進 : 伍毛---壹角---伍角---壹元---貳元---參元---伍元---至今的每顆拾元 .
Evolution of prices in Peitou meatballs : starting from
five cents , ten cents , fifty cents , one dollar , two dollars , three dollars , five dollars to ten dollars now.