Monday, August 01, 2005

The Food

Where do I begin with the Taiwanese food. I think the food here can be categorized much the same way as our other site. It is good, bad and ugly. There are restaurants here that make your mouth water, just walking by. I have had some of the best food I have ever eaten here. I have also experienced some pretty rough meals I could barely get through. I have yet to, and probably never will eat from anything with wheels on it. The smells that come floating out of these carts are truly god-awful. There is something here called stinky tofu, and it smells like cow manure. The locals love it, but myself, I will never know the pleasure of stinky tofu, as it will never touch my lips. There is also lots of mystery "beef" at these wheeled carts, usually offered forth on a stick of some kind. You can eat anything that walks, hops, flies or swims in Taiwan, and most people do. I have been sticking to cow, chicken and pig for most of my meals, maybe I will get more courageous as time goes on. It is truly unfortunate that I never did develop a taste for seafood, as they probably have the best in the world here, and it is very cheap. I am sure the will be more updates in this vein as my palate adapts and explores more exotic offerings. Bon appetite!


dartmouthgirl said...

Hey guys,
Just read the latest entries on your blog. I'm glad things are working out for you and hopefully, you got your lugagge back. Seeing as how it's so hot and humid there, and what with the "stinky tofu" it sounds like you guys will be thin as rakes by Christmas! Send lots of pics...
hugs and kisses,
yer friend,

Jason said...

Actually I highly suggest at least coming to a respectful understanding with 臭豆腐 (chou doufu, Stinky Toufu). Not only will you get big props from Taiwanese friends (especially in the central-southern regions) you might just even begin to like it like I did. My first few weeks in Yuanlin Township, Changhua County I thought the sewer main had broken. I soon found out it was Chou Doufu, and damn good chou doufu at that.

Hope the summer is treating you well.