You know what time it is? It's time for a picture blog post! This will be part 1 of probably 2 or 3 on the various food I ate during my trip to Taiwan last Fall. I'll make a few comments along the way. Enjoy!
|Stewed Pork Rice (魯肉飯)|
The stewed pork rice has always been one of my favorite things to eat in Taiwan.
|Black Sugar Shaved Ice|
A little shaved ice to cool things down on a humid night....
|Cheng Du Starfruit Ice Shop|
One of my favorite places. I always get their starfruit ice. It's right outside exit 6 (I think) of the MRT in Xi Meng Ding. Great stuff, especially on a hot and humid day.
|Peanut Tofu Flower|
One can't have too much dessert right? After getting the cup of starfruit ice, I went for a bowl of refreshingly cold peanut tofu flower. I love this stuff!
|Pepper Bao (胡椒餅)|
This place was made famous by the stand located at Rao He Night Market, this "bao" was loaded with green onions and meat. Delicious. Located around Hen Yang Road, it's nice to have a 2nd location outside of the night market.
|Ma-La Hot Pot|
This is one of my go to spots for spicy hot pot. Located near National Taiwan University, it seems that I always make a stop or two whenever I'm back in Taiwan. The selection here was pretty good, plenty of meat and seafood. It also offers unlimited Hagen-Daz ice cream and fresh fruit. One thing that's new on my most recent visit: All you can drink Taiwan beer! All this for a low cost of $15 for lunch!
A few selections of dim sum in Taiwan.
|Now This Is My Kind Of Combo!|
For about $3, you get all this food. I can't complain about this at all.
|Sugar Cane Juice Stand|
I've been coming here to this particular stand since I was a kid. In fact, my mom has been here before I was born. It's always hits the spot for me!
|No, This Is Not A Piss Bag|
|Sugar Cane Juice|
Now this is Winning! Sometimes I'd drink it out of the "piss bag" if I'm roaming the market, but most of the time I'll take it home and move it to a glass container. Make sure to ask for a few sprays of lemon juice, it makes the sugar cane juice even better!
Now, a little night market fun with my cousin and her husband. This time it's a night market that I've yet been in my previous trips. I was taken to the San He Night Market.
I love this stuff! This is called lu wei, which is fairly common at various night markets in Taiwan. Basically it's a mix of offals, tofu, blood cake, etc, all mixed together in spices, sour mustard, and other ingredients. Served in a bag and toothpicks, it's a great thing to snack on while shopping at these night markets.
Now this is some good stuff!
Games are something you'll find at almost all night market. Here, my cousin and I played the shrimp fishing game. After you catch the shrimp, the owner would grill the shrimp for you right there on the spot. I think I'd like to grab a beer to go along with those shrimp!
|Dessert Before Hitting The Road|
These are just a few random pics I took while on my vacation. If you need exact locations of the restaurants or where to find similar type of food, please contact me and I'll give you more information. Until then, happy eating!