Monday, February 18, 2008

Taiwan Pt. III: National Palace Museum Nightmarket
Part three of the Taipei series.

Day 3: 2 am
Continuing on with the biggest Taipei nightmarket just outside the National Palace Museum.
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Variations of fried everything.

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Not quite sure what this was...but some kind of fish cake/starchy dough thing

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Topped with seaweed flakes and sweet sauce

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Screw: a continuous potato chip circling around a stick

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Ice cream, chopped nuts "burrito"

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Interesting shirt

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A wrap with stir fried veggies, nuts, and other eclectic things

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The eponymous fried tofu

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Making a stop for my favorite thing in life

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Fresh squid - seemingly an abundance in Taipei, which is a major squid fishing port

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You can literally find anything on skewers. Chicken anuses my friend. Yeah you read that right.

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Balls of dough being cooked in oven

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More tofu

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Some doughy-eggy flaky fried pancake. So good.

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Big chunk of pork

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Servsafe certified too


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Day 4: 8 am

After eating all that street food at 2 am, we wake up the next day bright and early for breakfast. A local specialty, clam soup with vegetables in clear broth.

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Marinated pork and cucumbers in flaky dough sesame wrap

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Salad

Continuing on our nonstop gluttonous parade, we headed over to King of Curry for some Japanese curry. For $20 US, we got an individual set lunch including: salad, soup, wings, main entree, and dessert. I love Taiwan.

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Fruit salad

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Vegetable soup

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Mushroom soup

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Curry wings - some of the best wings I've had. Juicy, tender succulent, and most importantly, drowned in curry.

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A pot of chicken curry

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Omurice - fried rice wrapped inside an omelet, with beef curry

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The omelet itself was so soft and smooth, just cooked and nearly runny.

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Cheesecake

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"Cheese" - a soft cheese jello with some fruit juice. Weird and not too appetizing

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6 Comments:

Blogger Chef Ben said...

LOL, those chicken anuses on a stick looks hilarious (and oddly yummy). Growing up, my mom always had to reserve the chicken butt piece for herself, she always claimed it was the most tender piece.

2/19/2008 11:15 AM  
Anonymous mike said...

as a lover of all things food and drink, i love coming to this site. but i always leave it with envy (an unenviable trait for sure). but seriously, how in the world, as a grad student, do you afford such fabulous travels and such high priced meals? i am 40, successful, and i spend most of my free cash sampling fine restaurants and wines, but your list is truly astounding, and apparently, growing. my summers and college breaks were spent working to pay for books and dining hall grub. so... while i love your site, i find it a mixed bag of enjoyable food reviews and the bragging diary of a rich girl. my apologies. yet, at the same time, i cheer for you to keep up the good work! weird, i know. just take me with you!

2/21/2008 11:27 AM  
Blogger Asad said...

I love the night markets in Taipei, even after living by one for a whole year I never got tired of eating there. Chicken butts are tasty but not for everyone as for the "some kind of fish cake/starchy dough" thing it's fried mochi.

2/24/2008 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i <3 anus

3/15/2008 4:37 PM  
Blogger Cathalina K said...

All these pictures from taiwan. Makes me want to go back now! Just found your blog, thanks for posting all these good food photos/reviews.

4/10/2008 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The screw looks amazingly good. I've seen it once but never had the chance to taste it. If I ever go to Taiwan, I'll definitely check that out.

5/18/2008 10:08 PM  

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