Guan Cai Ban (Coffin Bread) 棺材板

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Guan Cai Ban (Coffin Bread) 棺材板

Coffin bread has been sold at night markets in Tainan and Taipei since at least the 1940s. Coffin bread starts as a thick Texas toast style slab of white bread which is hollowed out and either toasted or fried before being filled with a creamy stew of chicken, seafood, tripe, or mushroom. It is then topped with a piece of toasted or fried bread creating the typical coffin look.
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Guan Cai Ban (Coffin Bread) 棺材板

Coffin Bread or Guancai Ban is a type of bread bowl where coffin-shaped bread is deep-fried then filled with a starchy soup of seafood, vegetables, and chicken which most probably was inspired by the Western chowder.

Recipe by angsarap



  • 1 small chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 12–15 pcs shrimps, shelled and deveined
  • 2 pcs medium-sized squid, sliced
  • 1 cup straw mushrooms, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/3 cup cubed carrots
  • 1/3 cup peas
  • 1 stalks celery, sliced


Coffin Bread

  • Slice your bread into 5 cm thick pieces
  • Brush butter on all the sides and bake in a 180C preheated oven until golden crispy. Around 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove bread from oven then let it cool.

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