Ok then, what food DO you like?

I got a bit depressed reading the thread about the most disgusting food in Taiwan. I must admit that I haven’t been too impressed with the quick foods. Much of that has to do with the fact I can’t speak Chinese yet and don’t know what to ask for. My Chinese co-teachers took me out for lunch one day and I was pleased to finally choose from a selection of soups, dumplings, pickled salads, and even the spicy duck’s blood (which had more of a bad psychological affect rather than a bad taste).

On my own, I tend to wander into Shabu-Shabu and other places that have pictures. But all this stuff tends to have a bland sameness to it. I sure wish I had a kitchen, because I know I’d have a great time making something of the good fish selection at my local supermarket.

Somebody please start a poll about the food you DO like in Taiwan.


Lip smackin’ good! :shock:

etaiwannews.com/Taiwan/2003/ … 736446.htm

Restaurant serves testicles of mice as fertility booster

2003-01-05 / Agence France-Presse /

Mouse testicles have become a hot seller in Taiwan after five infertile couples conceived successfully by eating dishes containing the sperm-producing organs, a report said.

The craze took hold after a bulldozer driver in the southern county of Pingtung, identified as Hsueh Ting-fu, and his wife conceived their long-awaited baby about a month ago, the United Daily News said.

The couple had previously consulted western medical doctors but were not given cause of their infertility, the paper said.

Hsueh and his wife first learned that the mouse testicles were helpful to fertility two months ago when they were taken by a friend to a local restaurant to taste a dish made from the organs.

They then bought some six kilograms of raw mouse testicles at the restaurant, which had become part of their daily meals for more than a month until the wife was diagnosed as pregnant, it said.

Restaurant owner Lin Chia-ho told the paper that Hsueh and his wife had shared their experience with a number of infertile couples, and four other women had conceived so far.

Lin said mouse testicles were now in short supply in his restaurant, with some orders placed from the neighboring Tainan County.

Taiwanese believe the animal organs they eat will strengthen functions of the same organs in their own bodies.

this is a joke right? mouse testicles, hah.

sheep testicles fried up crispy are pretty good, and after dinner, let me tell you, that ice cream was pretty good too.

too many favorites to list here. but if i went back home for good i know i’d be missing dou jiang with various breakfast stuff, along with a few hundred other things. cold noodles as done in the basement of the jinwannian department store on sining s rd in shimending, right next to the escalator, shouldn’t be missed. and as long as i’m in hsimending, nothing like a saweima from the egyptian guy.

Taiwan has the best Chinese food in the world. So many ROC soldiers from so many parts of Mainland China…they brought so many flavors to Taiwan. Everything is so good…especially Hakka goodies.

I get a burger from McD’s and I want to bow to the porcelan god.
As we say in the food industry…“eat me”.


you know I haven’t been to eat hakka food. am i missing out?

Tea eggs aren’t too bad although my mother balked at the idea. Maybe I shouldn’t have told her about thousand year eggs first…
Um, I like shabu shabu…and the availability of good Thai, Indian, and Singaporean cuisine. And pork powder sushi triangles are pretty tasty too. Black sesame cookies…barbecue duck…lotus seed soup…guava… Fresh mangos are a big bonus. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to handle eating the chemically-ripened ones back home again.

It’s not surprising. Chinese food is quite bland in comparison to Thai food. I had the same experience when I returned to Taiwan after living in Thailand for a while.

What do I like? A good bowl of beef noodles is always nice (but I must admit the best beef noodles I have ever eaten where in Thailand). Shui jian bao (water fried dumplings) are another favourite. Oa-chen (oyster omelette) is another.

Really? The best I ever had was in a mountain village in Shanxi Province, somewhere along the winding road from Taiyuan to Mount Wutai. I don’t particularly like any of the cooked food in Taiwan. What I like is the fruit - starfruit, guavas, pomelos, mangos, wax apples. When it comes to apples and pears, though, English is best. A Conference pear cut in half and smeared with tahini - it’s heavenly.

o-a-jian? WITH pink sauce?

Dumplings of all type, steamed, fried and boiled.

Also I like the plethora of vegetables eaten here. Lots of leafy greens and tasty too, not just boiled with some salt and butter.

Hong Dou Tang. Chua bing (sp).

I also like the cold dishes in the summer (octopus, squid, chicken, liver, seaweed and so on) and the hot pots and soups in the winter.

I could go on and on…

A beancurd, sweet potato, mushroom, tomato, egg and cheese sandwich in wholewheat bread with plenty of butter and a dab of Marmite. Sluuuurp…

you mean bean sprout, don’t you…

Beef noodles are devine, done at the right shop. The drinking youghurt from 7-11 is great, and try different kinds of fried rice. Also, the fried squid tentacles are good, and hot pot is EXCELLENT (if done properly). The sushi and sasimi are also really great, but that’s not really Taiwanese food, I guess. Still really good, though.

And I almost forgot, wasabi peanuts!

my current favorite is