Instead of trying to convince that threads’ direction, perhaps we have a thread talking about the good food experiences of Taiwanese cuisine but also food in Taiwan generally speaking (ie. Not just Taiwanese food, but also foreign food in Taiwan such as Japanese, Chinese, American etc). The “Taiwanese food sucks” thread has taken the stance of food in Taiwan, not actual Taiwanese cuisine. So, perhaps, we can maintain that theme here and talk about good food in Taiwan, rather than strictly “Taiwanese food”, which is quite limited and not available everywhere nor to all markets (usually very expensive or rare to find for many).
Let’s try to avoid restaraunt reviews (but allow it) and talk more of dishes, ingredients, quality, flavor and so on. The devil is in the details, let’s hash it out.
I love seafood in general and living in Penghu we are lucky enough to have plenty. Freshly caught boiled crab, octopus and fried fish. Plus a personal favourite are the small boiled squid that are sold down at the fish market. Nothing fancy with the cooking but if it’s fresh enough the taste doesn’t need it.
I also really enjoy the seasonality of it. Last year we went down at the start of Tuna season and picked up one.
If you like your food excessively greasy then yes I guess that’s true.
I found the stir-fry meat and vegetables dishes in China generally nice and crunchy, whereas in Taiwanese it is generally wet, soggy, and goopy like bad American Chinese food.
China clearly is winning this one hands down. Need to pick the battles so to speak: how about competing in the ‘ability to form an orderly que at the food stall’ category: now Taiwan is going to sweep the floor with that one.