And in fact, apart from the usual delicacies, there are many other unique food from Taiwan which I've tried over my trip in Taiwan. Over in Pingtung & Tainan, our friend & her family members & friends hosted us to a string of lunches & dinners, giving us a glimpse of the local food which may seem ordinary to them, but unique to us.
Here is a compilation of some of the unique food along the way.
1. Pork Knuckles
Yes we have these back home as well, served in a lil sweet dark sauce.
This is actually the specialty of this area somewhere a lil off Pingtung. The whole streets' restaurants serve this, even displaying it in front of their restaurant.
2. More Unique Crabs
In Tainan, we visited a rather crowded restaurant which serves very unique dishes. Just like the previous restaurant, this too serve some food which are close to home.
But there are also some rather unique methods of cooking - like these crabs.
There is also the buns filled with a kind of cream. It's so well cut & placed back, that I didn't know it had some fillings at first!
3. Cream filled buns
What makes this restaurant special is also because they seem to be like a restaurant setting, with proper tables & chairs.
But beside the entrance of the restaurant is actually a take-away counter, similar to that of fast foods. It's quite a contrast seeing the 2 together.
We definitely ate at a popular restaurant & can't go wrong.. even Taiwan's famed supermodel Chin Ling dines here!
I'm not going to bore with many other similar local dishes that we have back home. So despite having eaten a lot & tried so many types of dishes, but one last unique food in Taiwan which I must share is non other than this one.
4. Herbal Soup With Balls
We've heard about puppies, but this? Our Taiwanese friends were all so easy on the soup & they said that it can help the complexion!
Guess that's enough of food for now, and next up other things that make Taiwan special (oh, I just so love the island!) :)