Before you look at this post, I would like to say a couple of things. Firstly, yes, we were in Taiwan for 10 days and yes, we know we ate a shocking amount during that time. We are both ashamed and proud of this fact.
Secondly, we are, for once, in total agreement that the street food we had in Taiwan was not only the best street food we have sampled (and remember, Dave has been to Thailand!), but in fact some of the best food we have ever eaten.
I hope I haven't bigged this up too much...
|Pig's blood cake, coated in peanut dust & coriander.|
Dave loved it and I agree, it wasn't half bad.
It had a texture similar to raw fish.
Apparently, people view it as one of the world's
|I can't remember the name of this but it was like|
burger in concept. Rice flour bun, filled with
marinated pork, onions and coriander. Delicious.
|The making of the aforementioned "burger"|
|This was mad. It was some kind of bread dough, |
deep fried with an egg and loads of garlic.
Really tasty, horrifyingly greasy.
|Juicy beef and onions, baked inside a bread bun...|
words cannot describe the deliciousness.
|Turtle anyone? (We didn't eat it)|
|We didn't eat this fried rat, but it was worth getting a pic of! |
There is an uncooked furry one in the bag just above it. Gross.
|Weirdly good - pineapple, taro and peanut ice cream|
on a bed of peanut shavings and coriander leaves,
rolled in a very thin, rice paper wrap.
|All the fixin's for a great Vietnamese style wrap.|
|A pyramid of sticky rice, beans and a bit of meat,|
steamed in some kind of leaf and then emptied out
into a cup...sounds unusual but was nothing special.
|I'm not to sure what taro is, but this taro pie had a |
subtle sweet flavour to it...nothing special, but
seemingly very popular in Taiwan.
|Amazing sweet potato chips in 4 colours! |
Orange, brown, white and...
|By far the weirdest thing I have eaten - unlaid chicken eggs.|
Hard boiled and tossed in spices, they just tasted like yolk.
Not half bad, as long as you don't think too much about what
"unlaid" actually means...
|Various fruits that I'm not sure of the names of.|
|Really weird dumplings. The outside was thick, |
and made from a weird rice jelly, and the filling was
meat. Not something I would bother with again.
|Marinated duck's tongue...|
|Photo of Dave with said duck's tongue.|
|Huge takoyaki (remember the squid balls in Osaka?)|
with prawn, broccoli, weird black egg and tomato.
|Massive ice cream!|
|Crispy prawn dumplings.|
|Oyster omelette. Dave says: |
"Yeh, it was good. It tastes like you'd imagine.
An omelette with oysters in. The sauce was sweet"
|"The best dumpling we've ever eaten"|
Pork, onions, egg yolk - sweet, juicy, perfection.
|Weird passion fruit ice chips in a bag.|
|Taiwanese pancake-turned-pizza. Very bready.|
|Coffin bread. This is a thick slice of fried bread,|
cut open to make a bowl and then filled with soup.
It's as blah as it sounds, but very popular there.
|Frozen banana, dipped in chocolate and|
covered in nuts. I here it's lovely...
if that's your kind of thing.
|My failed attempt at eating a doughnut.|
|This coffee making device really appealed|
to the chemist in Dave.
|I have no idea what the weird gloopy stuff is in these baby |
bottles but it definitely made an interesting shop front.
|Noodles - simple, and delicious.|
|Again, we didn't actually eat them, but were impressed|
by the size of these grilled sea snail things.
|Weirdest snack food ever. Dried crabs in a bag.|
|These halloweeny looking loaves are|
apparently cuttlefish and garlic flavour.
I decided to give it a miss.