Thursday, May 2, 2019

What I Ate in Taiwan

Taiwan is a food-lover’s dream and every time I go I have a huge list that I never get all the way through. Most of the food I ate on this trip I had eaten before on past trips, so this was all about satisfying cravings. My favorites meals are Salty soymilk soup with friend dough for breakfast (which deserves it’s own post), the ubiquitous stinky tofu that perfumes the streets, and meat-rice for dinner, all of which I ate several times. Here is the Eats List from this trip.

1. Food I wished I had but didn't: Dim sum, it’s always great in Taiwan
2. Food I had but wished I didn't: Pork chop rice, after Meesum in Seattle, the original in Taiwan isn’t as good
3. What should have been on the list: hot pot!
4. Biggest surprise: shaved ice! Finally had it in Taiwan and it was decadent
5. Most delicious meal: it's not a meal, but the Black Sugar boba from Chen San Ding is the best ever


Milk Tea
The boba versions (Chen San Ding second from the left)

The high-end cafe version

The convenience store version

Shaved ice
Taiwanese style from Smoothie House in Dongmen

Japanese style from Mugetsudo

Japanese style from Mugetsudo

Taiwanese Food

Din Tai Fung

Beef noodle soup

Stinky Tofu

Street Food

Hot Pot!

Regional Foods 
Tainan Style (top) and Pork rice (bottom)

pork chop rice (top) and oyster pancake (bottom)

Seafood medley - oysters, shrimp, fish


Soymilk Soup

Jian Bing

Taro Cake

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