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Barrel-roasted Chicken is a Taiwanese specialty. The name explains it all. The chicken is first roasted in a very tall barrel. After it is properly roasted, the chicken skin is golden and crispy, and the meat is very soft and juicy. Sometimes, the chicken cavity is filled with a stuffing, and the stuffing ingredients vary from shop to shop. However it is prepared, this dish can always satisfy chicken meat lovers with its simple but charming texture and flavor.