Taiwanese food sucks!!!


#341

It is official: Taiwanese food can be too good. Hong Kong tourist spends 2 thousand NTD a day, gains 5 kilos in 5 days.


#342

What the hell and where the f*** did he eat?


#343

She spent 2000 NTD in teh night market, every night. Netizens say she spent too much, 1000 NTD enough for a feast.

She also had 3 drinks a day. That is 3 milk teas or teas or whatever pudding thinghie, no beer or liquor.


#344

Idiot eats lots of crappy food and gains weight…this is groundbreaking journalism!


#345

You can’t gain 5kg in 5 days.


#346

But … but… it has a lot of views! and likes and comments in FB!

Sigh.


#347

You need to eat 10000 calories a day


#348

I suspect she had a lot of those caramel bubble milk teas. Those are 1000 calories!


#349

Carbs and salt will pack on water weight. Not unheard of power lifters carb loading before a meet to gain weight. Easily can gain 5kg over night.


#350

Really? Well, I stand corrected. It sounds impossible to me.


#351

A professional can gain 5Kg in a few days but the average person on the street not so easy.

Besides, were they using the same calibrated scale or just checking on the next scale they found. Makes for a good story but unreliable.


#352

Where did you hear this? I thought I remember reading braised stuff originated from Hangzhou/Yangzhou cuisine in Fuschia Dunlop’s book - Shark’s fin and Szechuan peppercorns. There’s a lot of BS out there on where food originates from…

Personally I’m from the camp that most of these foods are originally Chinese in some form. Except for disgusting ‘inventions’ like coriander peanut ice cream burritos that is. Australians will always concede that the meat pie is English…


#353

Yes, there’s indeed a lot of BS about anything historical, food or otherwise. I’ve been told by people who run luwei stands that it originates in Chaozhou, and a lot of stands even have Chaozhou in the name, but of course this could just be an advertising gimmick. Let me see if I can find any references…

http://librarywork.taiwanschoolnet.org/cyberfair2012/hpsh/a-1.htm

Yeah, not exactly definitive. Apparently, there’s a luwei museum in Kaohsiung. Maybe they have the answer.

https://museum.de-food.com.tw/chinese.asp


#354

Fries are Belgian, not French or Freedom!


#355

Hotpot originated in Lancashire.


#356

This actually explains why it’s so awful. :wink:


#357

From the country that gave the world Paling in 't Groen? Glass houses…

EDIT: Sorry, thought you were Belgian Pie.


#358

That is the stall with the instant noodles and choose your own bits n pieces to add to it? Maybe I ordered it wrong or went to the wrong stall but it just seemed like poor quality hot pot to me so I wrote it off. Maybe I need to re-investigate.

I always get the fried stuff instead or the 50 kuai salty water chicken.


#359

Coriander sprinkled ice cream wth peanut shavings is pure genius.
I stopped reading after that :).


#360

Awesome! Finger licking!