On our first day in Taiwan, we went to several places including Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, the second tallest building in the world, Taipei 101 and the famous Shilin Night Market. Shilin Night Market has tons of shopping, local Taiwanese food and drinks. I really thought that I'd go crazy at the market trying out every single dish I could get my hands on but everything I've tried in Taiwan so far has just been okay...nothing to really write home about.
|SHILIN NIGHT MARKET|
|FOOD STAND AT SHILIN MARKET|
Taiwan is famous for milk tea with boba. The place that I got it from was good. The tapioca was chewy and fresh while the milk tea was creamy. I also tried the Bittermelon with honey drink. Every first sip is sweet and then you get the bitter after taste. Nonetheless, very refreshing.
Stinky Tofu is my kryptonite but I still attempted it since we were in Taiwan and that's what they are famous for. I still dislike it.
The oyster pancake, another local favorite was pretty good. It has this gelatinous filling which gives the omelet a slimy, gooey texture but it was tasty.
I also tried the beef noodles which was decent. Noodles were al-dente, soup base was slightly spicy with a slight tomato taste. Overall, food in Taiwan is really cheap!
|MEAL SET FOR $130 NT = ABOUT $4 -5 US|
|TAIWAN SHAVE ICE DESSERT (very fine ice...yum!)|
I got a lot of meals under $4 and some items for just 88 cents. You really get your money's worth here in Taiwan since the exchange rate is so good. It's worth a trip to see another country, the people and their culture. But I highly recommend learning the language or coming with someone who knows it.
We are on a plane tomorrow to Hong Kong and will continue our honeymoon there...see you in Hong Kong!