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Sakura Ebi and Kampot Pepper

By Andy GohFounder and CEO of r+
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Stir-Fried Taiwan Cabbage with Sakura Ebi, is a humble yet delicious dish. But to me, this is one of the best dishes in the world.

The first ingredient is Sakura Ebi. Belying its small size, they are vey tasty. However, there are only 2 countries in which this variety of shrimps can be caught: Japan and Taiwan. Even in Taiwan, there are 2 places it can be found: off the waters of Nanfang'ao in Yilan County and Pingtung. The second ingredient is Taiwanese Cabbage, or Flat Cabbage. They are grown with the fresh waters from the mountain, and when fried, they become very crispy. Together, the crunchy textures of the cabbage meets the intricate taste of the shrimps, where sweet meets savoury result in culinary bliss.

But what if we add Kampot Pepper to this dish? When spiced up with Kampot Pepper, we would be bringing together 3 best ingredients to 1 dish. We are "Deep Local", serving dishes that are based on our deep understanding of local ingredients and cultures, which augment and enhance one another in harmony. That is what r+ brings to the table.

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