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Eating Cactus…

20 May

I don’t know how many westerners can say they have ever tried to eat cactus, but my friends and i did. It’s a delicacy of Penghu island. You don’t eat the whole thing, don’t worry, but only the part that will turn into a flower. In Chinese it’s called 仙人掌 (xianrenzhang). You can have several desserts with this cactus fruit.

I tried the ice-cream, the granita and the pie. My favorite goes for the ice-cream, even though it would have been even better if the taste was a little stronger. Then the cactus pie was also nice but a little too jelly-like (it’s nearly like a mochi). Finally the granita was tasteless.

Sun Fog restaurant

9 May

The restaurant had a really nice view over the lake, which was really cool to see the sunset and eat at the same time. It’s also just out of the town, so it’s calmer and better to relax. The food was ok. We had a soup with clamps and green onion, a fish, some fried shrimps a little too salted, and some green veggies. My favorite goes for for the mushrooms and onion with ginger in a sauce that was really nice. 

Sun Fog
Sun Moon Lake

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