I realized that I still have a ton of pictures from Taiwan to share, so today I’ll do another trip recap post. This is pretty much a pictures dump post… you’ve been forewarned.
To start, my favorite meal of the day (when I’m in Taiwan)… breakfast.
This popular Cantonese dim sum is also a popular Taiwanese breakfast dish! The turnip cakes are heated on a griddle, so that the outside gets a browned and crispy.
Another classic Taiwanese breakfast item, “dan bing” – it tastes similar to the savory scallion pancake, and often served rolled up with a fried egg and some type of filling. My favorite filling is pork floss, or 肉鬆, but this one pictured above just has the egg.
Apparently, having chow mein for breakfast is a Taichung “thing”. We didn’t know this until shortly before our trip, even though S has lived in Taichung almost his entire life, hehe.
We also had a couple of meals of “traditional” Chinese/Taiwanese breakfast, with shao bing, you tiao, etc. Unfortunately, I forgot to document those…
Some other miscellaneous meals that we had…
Corn & Ham Sandwiches
I’m glad that the Taiwanese agree with my assessment that corn makes (almost) everything better. These little sandwiches made with mantou (Chinese steamed buns), ham, and corn were delicious.
S doesn’t like shrimp, but the rest of his family loves it so I get more chances to eat it when I’m with them in Taiwan, hehe.
鐵板牛柳 Sizzling Beef
This is one of S’s comfort foods. Since he’s the only one in his family who doesn’t eat much seafood, they usually get a beef or pork dish for him – and to this day, this sizzling beef dish is one of his favorites and go-to orders when we’re at Chinese restaurants.
I love duck, but I love goose meat even more – compared with duck, goose meat is juicier and more tender. Our favorite place is 小林鵝肉 in Fengyuan – after trying goose various places throughout Taichung, theirs is still the most flavorful. For a small city, Fengyuan really has a lot of hidden treasures!
Okay, that’s all I’ll share for today. Stay tuned for more in the future!