taiwan eats: part 2

Sharing with you now the second part of the things I ate in Taiwan! It’s still really hard to believe I was in  a place with such delicious food just 2 days ago. Now I’m in a place where I can try even more things, except I have more time now since I’ll be here for four months.

Hu Jiao Bing (Black Pepper Buns) @ Raohe Street Night Market (胡椒餅 @ 饒河街觀光夜市)


This was one of the things I knew I had to try at as I knew the night market was famous for it. I didn’t expect the line to be that long though – it took us at least 20 minutes to get our bun!



They cook the buns fresh in front of you (I don’t know how else they would cook it…) but the fact that there was a long line meant that our food was definitely fresh. Which is a good tip for street markets – always find the ones with the long lines to ensure you get fresh food, even if it means that you have to wait for your food!


The inside was super hot and just overall delicious. Fresh food is the best food! Stef really likes black pepper but I don’t like it very much. But it still tasted delicious and it was a good balance!

Stinky Tofu Fries @ Raohe Street Night Market (臭薯條 @ 饒河街觀光夜市)


You can just skip this if you don’t like stinky tofu. But I love stinky tofu, especially the smell it gives out! We saw it in fry form and decided to give it a try, and it comes in different flavours so we got the teriyaki one. The tofu wasn’t stinky enough for us and it didn’t taste like teriyaki, but it was still okay and we obviously finished it all!

Flaming Beef Dices @ Raohe Street Night Market (火焰骰子牛 @ 饒河街觀光夜市)


There were at least 3 of these stalls throughout the entire night market, and Stef really wanted to give them a try. When she came back from buying them she said she was a bit disappointed because they didn’t blowtorch her beef, but they still tasted quite good!

Lemon Aiyu Jelly @ Raohe Street Night Market (愛玉冰 @ 饒河街觀光夜市)


Aiyu jelly is just tasteless jelly. But it gives some good texture to your drink, and is definitely nice to drink on a hot day! You can get this with grass jelly and/or basil seeds as well but we just got the plain aiyu jelly. It was also really nice because we were super tired and there were stools to sit on at the stall that we got our drink from!


Mini Egg Cakes @ Raohe Street Night Market (雞蛋糕 @ 饒河街觀光夜市)



These are just super large and softer versions of the Hong Kong style bubble waffles. They smell really good when you walk past the stall, it just wafts out at you. They also have these in different shapes as well but we just got these ones.

Fried Chicken Cutlet @ Raohe Street Night Market (大雞排 @ 饒河街觀光夜市)


There was a short lineup to get these. Meaning (again) that I get fresh food!



They let us choose which flavour of seasoning we wanted on our chicken cutlet, and I didn’t know which one either so I ended up picking the garlic one. It tasted like Mamee Noodles (a big part of Stef and I’s childhood!); unfortunately we were way too full from the other food so we didn’t finish it. BUT, we weren’t wasteful either – we brought it back home and ate it as breakfast the next day! When we rebaked it in the toaster oven at the hostel and brought it over to our table to eat with our normal breakfast, everyone stared at us. Because they were jealous of our Mamee Noodle-flavoured chicken.

And I’ll stop here, since I have to go to sleep now – it’s close to 1am. I have a big day tomorrow, since the UBC crew at Yonsei (the five of us) are going to Lotte World! I’m really hoping to get these Taiwan blog posts finished before school starts since I know I’m going to be super busy. But we’ll see how everything goes!

PS. They have a lot of these ‘phallic cakes’ in Taiwan. They are literally everywhere. There are even different flavours of them, and some of them come with underwear. I didn’t try one (it would have been way too weird) but I thought it was super hilarious that they even exist. 



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