Am I too old to come back to Taiwan?


#81

You seem to be making the assumption here that foreigners in Taiwan will eat only foreign food.


#82

Nightmare? :joy: Not sure what stories you have to tell, but I’ve never had a problem ordering food from local places. I go up and say what I want. Besides the occasional lunch rush line, I’m not sure what you’re on about here tbh.


#83

I’m referring to lack of English menus, no pics of the food and staff doesn’t speak English


#84

So, the local food kind of sucks(except some of the stuff you get at the nightmarket)

Now, I personally like many East Asian dishes, but not really Taiwanese


#85

Well, usually I know the Chinese name of what I want to order. If all else fails, pointing and gesturing towards the food they have behind the counter usually does the trick.

No offense, but your life would probably be a lot easier if you became at least proficient enough in the local language to order food at a restaurant.


#86

Agree, I should learn mandarin. I do speak Cantonese, but it’s uselsss here


#87

Seriously??
Anyone who can’t manage to get fed in a Taipei breakfast shop would starve to death with a fuckin rotisserie chicken tied to their head…:noway:


#88

Did you mean to come to Taiwan, or did you get your countries mixed up??


#89

So, I spent 10 year in hk prior to coming here as my wife is Taiwanese and wanted to come home


#90

This I can actually relate to. Still, if you put in some effort, you can still find plenty of edible food that doesn’t break the bank.


#91

What’s the good stuff at the night market?


#92

Yeah, we’re no Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong or even Seoul. But good food can be found everywhere.


#93

Snake soup.


#94

Chicken butts on a stick.


#95

Not even.
Yesterday me and my kid had breakfast at Burger King (which I’ve never had before), and even that was 200 bones for both of us


#96

Suuuuuuure.


#97

What?
There’s no Burger Kings anywhere near my neighborhood, I’ve never had breakfast there before.


#98

I can confirm that. Wuxingville has no BK in the vicinity. I also have never eaten a BK breakfast except that one time at band camp.


#99

And we don’t have them where I come from.

ETA: Anyways, I wouldn’t especially recommend it. Like all other BKs here, the stuff is cooked in Linkou and microwaved onsite. If you like that kind of thing, McD’s is better.


#100

But BK adds that smoke extract to their burgers to make them taste grilled.