When a self-confessed foodie goes to a new place, of course she's going to Google what kinds of foods to eat there.
My siblings and I went to Taiwan just before 2016 ended. It was an adventure of many firsts—first time for all of us to go to Taiwan, first time for two of my siblings to be out of the country, first time for all of us to travel somewhere without our family, first time for some of us to experience a weather colder than the usual 26-28 degrees Celsius we have in Manila.
Of course, we Googled where to stay, where to go, what to do, and most importantly, what to eat. Taiwan, apparently, is one of the best food trip destinations, with all their famous street foods and night markets We didn't get to eat all that we wanted to, but these are some of the best and tastiest street food we got to try.
|Chicken sausage—the first street that we tried at the Maokong Gondola stop. It was hot and very tasty, considering that we arrived there past one o'clock in the afternoon and hadn't had lunch yet.|
|Bomb pancakes—make of glutinous rice flour, egg, and spicy sauce if you want.|
Literally the bomb in flavour.
|Fishballs with different flavours, such as original, curry, kimchi,sweet and sour, etc.|
|I'm not too sure of the name, but this has a pancake/waffle-like texture that has two kinds of flavours for the filling—red bean and butter|
|Flavoured chicken pops|
|Beef noodle soup.|
This is of the most famous dishes in Taiwan and you will be inclined to agree once you get yourself a bowl with it's thick noodles, steaming soup, and generous slices of chunky beef.
There's a lot more we ate that, due to my hunger at the moment, I didn't get to have a photo of. We had fried mushrooms, taro ball soup (which can be eaten hot or cold), pineapple cake, pearl milk shake (you can't find any other place where they make the pearls as chewy as they make them in Taiwan!), and the famous Hot Star Fried Chicken of Taiwan.
It's been around a couple of months, but we're still craving the street food from Taiwan. Especially the stinky tofu, for me. I can't wait to go back and eat it and try some more other street food.