東台灣 Eastern Taiwan

Just to give you fair warning this post is really nothing more than a long array of boring holiday snaps. Though I do spare you from any shots of me looking rather awkward, standing next to other tourists, also looking awkward in front of their friends’ and families’ cameras, with some scenic spot in the back ground. Instead this is just about two weeks worth of pictures I took of the mundane, everyday food of Taitung 台東, Taiwan (well, and a couple up the coast, and a couple in Taipei). I garnered no shortage of looks and whispers from the locals as I took pictures of the most ordinary food in the most ordinary settings. And yes, I felt a bit silly, but I trudged on anyway.

A slightly sweet green (mung) bean and job's tears soup

 

Water for sale (don't drink the tap water)

The Taiwanese eat their burgers for breakfast

Breakfast sandwich

Chocolate pudding, Egg pudding and Douhua in a sweet "soup"

Sweet Potato Green w/ sauce

Pumpkin and apple noodles

Won ton dumpling soup w/noodles

Sesame douhua with a sort of herbal jelly

Green tea douhua with peanuts

Dan bing (with corn)

Sort of a rice casserole

Kimchi pizza

Guangdong style congee

Duck rice

Deep fried braised chicken leg

Douhua with green beans (mung beans) and shaved ice

Yoghurt drink

Little cakey things filled with red bean paste, or custard, or ground peanuts

Japanese style udon

Japanese tonkatsu

Ice cream with shaved peanut candy and cilantro wrapped in a rice skin

Drunken chicken made with ume liquor

Whole grape juice (meaning seeds and all)

Braised pigs feet

Another cakey thing filled with sweet bean paste

Fruit stall

Vegetable sellers

Fish stall

Frogs

More fish

Fish and frogs

Eat your greens

Small scale veg stall

Migao...glutenous rice and stuff steamed in a little can

Things drying on the streets of downtown Taitung

Milk hotpot

Limpets

Limpets, bamboo shoots, si gua (luffa) and veg

Strawberry and condensed milk shaved ice

Passion fruit shaved ice

Dragon fruit

Inside the dragon fruit

Dragon fruit on the "vine"

Various eggs boiled in hot springs water (with that pleasant sulfur smell)

Lychees

Amaranth

Amaranth drying

Cold noodles on a hot day

Rice wine, sort of has an aroma that I don't quite take to

Deep fried flying fish

Um, hard to explain, their is this jello like stuff made from the fruit of this one tree and then there are these seeds...well anyway it is served cold, which is good since it is like 98 outside.

Too early for custard apple season, damn

Taiwan beer, they say its special flavor comes from the blend of barley and rice, I think its special flavor comes from traveling around in the hot, hot sun.

Paiwan dinner

Fish with onions and roselle (hibiscus) flowers

Millet field

A bai with millet and meat

Passion fruit ice drink

Yoghurt (it usually comes with these little gelatinous, chewy ("QQ") cubes)

Turkey rice

Egg pudding

A new Taitung cafe in an old building.

Lunch box from Taitung Railway Station

The best lunch boxes are in Eastern Taiwan

Banana plants

Picking tea in the tropics

"Mi Tai Mu" a Hakka specialty with chewy noodles

Fishing boat coming into Chenggong harbor

Lunch box on a plate, that is a chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese and then deep fried.

Another lunch box on a plate (I like the little deep fried, whole (and filled with eggs) fish the best).

Vegetarian buffet in Taipei

I love a good Taiwanese vegetarian lunch.

Pigs head, well the skin anyway.

Mos Burger's hamburger with rice patties instead of a bun.

A cake

Still so many things to eat. Next time, next time.

Next stop Korea.

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About L P

cook, eat, ride, live
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One Response to 東台灣 Eastern Taiwan

  1. chun dziwei says:

    I am crying that I left Hualien 2 years ago… miss it so much looking at your pics! Made me think of the fantastic rice dumplings in Ruei-suei… I would try to carry them in the back pocket of my cycling jersey, too hot! yowweee~! better to just stop by the side of the road and eat them!

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