So I am stuck in quarantine after arriving in Taiwan on Sunday. And what’s something to do while having not much to do all day except work, eat and sleep? Starting a food blog of course, to share some of the culinary experiences of haute cuisine that staying at a quarantine hotel offers! My plan is to share a picture of every meal they serve during my quarantine with you guys.
Maybe it helps someone deciding whether they should spend their quarantine at a hotel - maybe it brings up some interesting discussions about Taiwanese and western food. Or maybe it’s just a quick way for this thread to end up upon many “ignore” lists. Who knows!
So let the fun begin!
As I am one of the “lucky ones” to arrive in Taiwan at early morning (6am), I got to enjoy an extra day of quarantine hotel food (they don’t even charge extra for that! Isn’t that awesome?!?).
During checkin, I received concerned looks by the staff asking me if I had ever stayed in Taiwan before because their hotel was serving primarily “Taiwanese dishes” which might not be liked by foreigners.
After the talk given by the staff about “Taiwanese” food, I was caught by surprise by this breakfast: A burger with ham, cheese and egg served with some cold french fries and two chicken nuggets. Oh, and a plain yoghurt.
Not sure if it was pork or chicken, but definitely some kind of meat with lots of fat served on top of the rice. Top one one the left tasted fishy.
Best meal of the day: Spicy fried pork with some vegetables on the side.
So today, quarantine officially started. Got a call by a police officer at about 10am asking me about my health and telling me to stay in my room. Call took less than 1min in total. He spoke good English.
Definitely “more Taiwanese” than yesterday’s breakfast. Fried egg served on top of noodles mixed my mushrooms and beans with some sort of pepper sauce. Served with a “pomelo-jasmine” tea. And Yakult Strawberry.
Seafood time! Fish today served with quail eggs, broccoli and a sweet dessert thing.
Pork (still with some bones) served together with shrimp and vegetables. Now regretting that I haven’t learned earlier how to correctly peel shrimp…
So much for now - hope you’re already enjoying this thread already and can’t wait for the next update!