I was trying to decide how on earth to organize and write about my time in Taiwan and upon looking through my pictures decided that the food would need it's own posts. So here it is - from night markets, the 7/11 snacks to sit down restaurants, the [documented part] of my diet in Taiwan.
Thursday after our hiking adventure and stop at the National Palace Museum Grant decided it was a great time to introduce me to the night market culture. Since we were close we made our way to Shilin (the most famous and touristy of them all). Grant explained that he judges his CouchSurfers based on what they will or will not eat, and how much. Not being one to disappoint I was ready for the challenge. We made our way to various different vendors and after having more bags than we could carry found a place to sit and eat. There's really not too much explanation needed so I'll let the pictures do the talking.
|Huge fried chicken!|
|Our spread - mango juice, sausage, egg thing, fried chicken, bubble tea and sweet potato fries|
not pictured: chicken curry wrap - I guess I ate it too fast
|Pigs blood....um worth the 3 bites I had|
|Stop taking my picture (eating Gua Bao "Taiwanese Hamburger")|
|I don't know what 90% of those things are|
|Sausage, fatty pork, chicken? tofu, egg, veggies and rice|
|Squid, didn't purchase but looked good|
similar to the soup from lunch - where's the pork?
|Oyster Omelet, yuuuuuuum|
|Scallion pancake, again yuuuum|
|Add captionIce cream with peanut shavings and cilantro wrapped in rice paper|
Would've been delicious without the cilantro.
|Radish cubes (kind of spongy)|
Tuna, egg, corn sandwich - strange combo but oh so good.
|Turkey rice at veggies in Chiayi|
|1000 year egg - not cooked, fermented in the ground for a year|
|Eel and noodles at the night market - one of my favorites|
|Amazing [cheap] seafood|
|Lunch and back again for dinner|
|Add captionMango and fruit shaved ice - really similar to Patbingsu|