Unfortunately, I lost most of my food pictures when I accidentally deleted my phone's picture directory D:
Overall, Taiwanese food was very similar to Chinese food. It was much more expensive than Laos or China, but compared to US prices it was really cheap (less than $3). In tend to pick small no-name no-menu restaurants I see the locals sitting in. This means that most of the time I end up eating a rice or noodle-based dish. But I did manage to eat quite a bit of sea food, which was very nice.
|This is supposed to look like Buddha's head...|
|Young pineapples being grown.|
I ate quite a variety of tofu. I have never really been a fan of soy products, and I still don't like tasteless, white, squishy tofu cubes (unless they are fried and smothered in sauce). But there is a whole world of tofu out there, from vanishingly thin strips swimming in your soup to chewy spicy tofu slices. The most surprising I ate was a fruit-flavored tofu desert pudding- pretty good!
|Texture of some fruit I passed.|
One type of tofu I have not talked about yet is stinky tofu, and boy, it is stinky. It smells very disagreeable, like sweat gym socks incubated in a small room. Sometimes you can smell it a block away, and hardly a day went by in China or Taiwan when I wouldn't smell it being made somewhere. One of my hosts insisted I try it, and you know what, it wasn't all too bad. It's definetly an aquired taste.
While visiting Jenny in Luodong, we were invited to a local wedding by some of the couple's friends. It was a Christian wedding, but had a completely different vibe from the ones back home. I didn't take many pictures out of respect.
|Mixed meat stew.|
|Fish, lobster, and crazy delicious sushi.|
Previously in this series, I wrote about drinking mind-blowing fresh squeezed juices in Laos. I never knew fruits could taste so good! Unfortunately, the experience has ruined fruit juice for me. The stuff I can taste the immense amount of sugar added and feel repulsed. So from now on, I'm swearing off anything that isn't 100% juice: it's overpriced, has too many additives, and is just not worth it for me.