If you've done any reading about
#Taiwan's food, you'd know that street food is a main attraction in the cuisine
and in the culture. In many of the cities you visit, you won't be far from
street food. Food carts and food cars are aplenty in morning markets, around
most all attractions, and especially the night markets. Here's some photos of
street foods from various locations in Taiwan.
an article from CNN
on the run down of some other food might want to add to
your list foods to try. Not all of then are necessarily street food.
This is an example of a food truck.
You'll notice through out the posts that Taiwanese are very efficient with their
space. There's not a square inch of this truck that is wasted.
Not only are the Taiwanese proud of
their street food, they are also proud of their architectural feats. We have
, and we have
gigantic ice cream cones. These cones were very popular at Dansui (also called
Tamsui on the red train sign out of Taipei train station). The sunset here is
stunning like the cones. This one was 30 NTD, or just over a $1 USD. To answer
your question: Yes, I did eat it. It was difficult to eat it at first because my
arms weren't long enough t lower it so my mouth could reach the top. This is a
thorough blog post of Dansui, by a Texan just happened to be a coincidence.
This is an example what is called
literally "big sausage wraps small sausage." The small sausage inside is a
traditional pork sausage tucked inside a rice sausage (similar to boudin) sliced
lengthwise. It is topped with pickled vegetables and garlic. The American name
for it is sausage with sticky rice. This photo was taken at my cousin's food
stand, and there are many food stands in Taiwan selling these very same dishes.
Here it is deconstructed. You have
the sliced rice sausage, pork sausages, pickled veggies, and garlic.
Also at my cousin's stand, we have
pig's blood cake
with rice. YUM! *If you don't like the thought of it, don't eat
it. That just leaves more for me.
These are some very tasty pan fried
dumplings. They've been called a variety of things from potstickers to gyoza. I
call them tasty.
When it comes to street food, things
on a stick are popular as they are easy to eat. Here's examples of things on a
stick - rice sausages and fish cakes.
This stand was really interesting.
They had things on skewers - all sorts of things. We have mushroom stems, beans,
chicken offal, chicken, pork, and green onions wrapped in thinly sliced meats.
And here's more mushrooms and green
bell peppers. Each stick was about 30 cents USD. Once you made your selection,
someone behind the counter would grill it up to your specs and brush it with the
sauce of your choice.
This isn't necessarily a food stand,
but it is popular enough that it deserves a photo. You see many of these facing
the sidewalk with seating inside. I didn't get to try any, but it appears to be
"pick your own soup ingredients."
This isn't street food. This was a
parade in the streets of Tamsui / Dansui.
Here's another shot of the street
parade in Dansui / Tamsui.
Deep fried squid is very popular in
I mean really popular. You will find
many stands selling these crunchy lovelies in Dansui / Tamsui.
I found sausages in three flavors for
just $1 USD for the stick. The top one is mixed in with salmon roe, the second
one with squid ink, and the third one with with pieces of black squid.
Tempura goodies in Dansui / Tamsui
I don't know what these things are
called in English. This was batter cooked on a griddle, filled with something,
and sandwiched by another layer of batter. The generic name for these could be
red bean cake.
Here's the one I ordered. It was
about $1 USD.
I'm guessing these are corn dogs also
There's a variety of egg sizes
depending on how many people are in your party at Baquashan.
Did I mention that Taiwanese people
really like squid?
And more squid.
And waffles? That's right. Good old
fashioned waffle sticks were popular as well.