Friday, February 9, 2007

Taipei Street Food Adventure

This is one of those happy business trips where we could "work hard and play harder". Work generally ended before 8 pm, and there are many night markets in Taipei still open. Too bad my trip partner at that moment was on a huge diet and always dismissed my ideas of procuring more food. No Fun!

The dim-sums for in-flight breakfast meal, how cute! This cures my morning sickness (not pregnancy related, I just hated having to wake up at 4+ am to catch the first 7am flight)

The deep fried tofu (a bit tasteless) and deep fried fish cake (super yummy) with pickles at Shi Lin Night Market

I learnt a valuable food ordering lesson from my trip partner: when you are on trip, browse the menu, find something you have absolutely no idea about, and order them. These are the results (from Xi Men Ting District): vermicelli noodle soup, beef balls, century eggs with tofu, oyster omelette with peanut sauce, marinated pig ears. Pretty darn good concept, I've been a faithful follower since.
I want to highlight this oyster omelette with peanut sauce, it is the best I've tried so far, compared to its Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore counterparts.

The Taiwanese version of Es Campur (mixed of many sweet goodies, topped with shaved ice and syrup)

My favorite Taiwanese drink: Winter Melon Tea. Super refreshing for hot summer days

We just roamed around Da An district to grab a bite before catching our flight back to Hong Kong. The place isn't really a tourist area, so we could try places where locals really eat. Applying the same ordering concept, mixed with "looking around other people's orders" we tried all of these goodies.

Thick & chewy noodle soup in with pork balls

Shark jelly

Sliced beef in spicy sauce

What a tasty trip! It was the first time I did not scream out "I wanna go back to Hong Kong!" every, like-2 minutes on a business trip.

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