The setting may seem ordinary, but it is this such setting that one feels so at home & welcomed.
Actually, the setting is not the only one that is traditional.
Traditionatal Food Preparation
First, see how they are done. Similar to back home, the yu tiao is done on a big white board.
However, the way it is dried is a lil different. This is a good method as it allows the oil to drip making the yu tiao less oily. However, the end or the tip can get rather oily.
Here Comes The Traditional Dishes
The food is then ready to be served to a group of breakfast hungry (or more so eager to try, who btw, have already seated comfortably in this open air food outlet.
The soya bean is like the other star dish here, and is best eaten with the delicious yu tiao. Yes, one can dip it in, just like how we dip the yu tiao in coffees to soften it.
While having our breakfast, we noticed the table beside enjoying (& slurping) to a hearty bowl of noodles. We then decided of ordering it as well, but alas, it was already sold out... though it was only 9am (the time we saw the person eating it).
*This shop owner proves on a friendly Taiwan. At first some of her yu tiao were rather oily, and we mentioned it to the lady restaurant boss. She immediately mentioned not to worry. And before we know it, she replaced a new set of yu tiao on the table!
All the while, she did this willingly - it's her wanting to make the customers happy that made us come back another day... and of course, the delicious traditional breakfast is part of the reason. And 2nd time around, we at the traditional noodles alrite by coming even much earlier!
We had many more traditional food all - not just in Taipei. And that interesting array of food is coming up next in the final food segment for Taiwan (for now that is!) :)