Taiwan is a tiny island country, but it is rich in history, culture, nature and FOOD! I just couldn’t get enough of the “small eats” at night markets, all the exotic fruits and refreshing drinks.
I would like to share with you some of the food/drinks that made my taste palate very happy.
My top five favorite small eats/drink are:
1- Stinky Tofu
Yes, it is true I love everything stinky – durian, natto beans and of course, stinky tofu. When I hear the word “Taiwan”, that is the food that comes to mind. I love it cooked any way – deep fried, boiled, grilled. Don’t let the smell scare you. Hold your breath, take a bite and you will not regret it. The at first not so pleasant smell will become one that your nose will follow once you start loving it. The more stinky it is, the happier the stinky tofu lover will be. Needless to say, I had them many times while I was in Taiwan.
2 – Oyster Pancake
Another thing that I associate Taiwan with – Oyster Pancake! Something about the taste of this gooey pancake.
3- Mango Ice
There are so many delicious desserts in Taiwan, but my favorite is mango ice.
4- Wild Vegetables
There were lots of interesting vegetables that I have never seen and eaten before. I was lucky to get to try many of them. Though I liked all of them, my favorite is this indigenous vegetable 龍鬚菜:
Other tasty vegetables:
5- Sugar Cane Juice
I was overwhelmed with all the drink venders in every corner. There were way too many drinks to choose from – Bubble milk tea, papaya milk shake, bean slushy, fresh fruit juices, herbal drinks, soy bean milk, sour plum drink, preserved fruit drinks, winter melon drink and various teas. I like them all, but my favorite is still sugar cane juice! I love to drink it straight, or mixed with lime or tea!
I have always loved traveling but did not venture out on my own until I was in my mid-20s. After my first solo adventure to Vietnam, I have fallen in love with the freedom and exhilaration of traveling alone.
I would like to use this blog to document my travels and record memorable stories I do not want to forget. It will be a platform to share useful information and hear about others' experiences and thoughts, not necessarily about travels but also on life in general.
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