Trying a new experiment. I will try to document our current Taiwan trip with eating/food pictures. My food descriptions are not so tasty, so I’ll let the pictures mostly speak for themselves. Think food soft porn.
We often eat at places without English names. I will however post a picture of the menu cover with an address printed, if available. Many places won’t even have simple menu with establishment name. I’ll also try to include a shot or two to hint at the ambiance, or lack thereof.
Without further adieu, our first/only meal in Taoyuan last week. An overnight respite between San Francisco and Okinawa.
A drinking establishment, thinly disguised as a seafood restaurant. Noisy, a bit raucous, but all in all a good place to decompress, have a bite and drink some beer. Food a tad over seasoned and sauced to our taste, not typical of most of our experiences in Taiwan. Encourages the downing of copious amounts of Taiwan beer. Yellow six-pack carriers by every table to receive your empties and track consumption.
We had earlier reluctantly passed on the tempting airplane cuisine for the second half of our 14 hr flight, so we may fully feed unencumbered upon landing. Eating plan worked and we scarfed most of the 1st order of fried rice before remembering the photo op.
- Clams with loofah.
- Ong choy (morning glory) with garlic and bird’s eye chili.
- Yeow teow with oysters.
- Egg tofu.
- fried rice (not shown)
Too much food for the two of us for a midnight meal. We vowed to not let our eyes get bigger than our stomachs again. Yeah, right!! Good luck with that in food wonderland where “the price is always right”.
We landed Kaohsiung late last night and dining options were again limited. We ate at another pub type restaurant. We’d eaten at this restaurant a few months ago, and it merited a return visit.
salted egg yolk hot oil fried chicken. Very tasty. Fast becoming a salted egg yolk fan.
slivered goat stir fried spring onion.
bamboo shoots pork stir fried.
fiddlehead ferns with tiny dried fish. A MUST HAVE whenever available.