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Taiwanese breakfast: the radish cake

26 Oct

I nearly have tried everything i guess, so i asked Taiwanese people if there were some other special dishes for breakfast. They told me “Luo Bo Gao”. What the hell is that thing? I googled it and found out it was a radish cake. Ah yeah! I had seen it several times but i always thought it was fish… Yeah, the time when i’ll know everything i eat here is far…

So this morning i went for a Luo Bo Gao. Result: the thing in itself doesn’t have much taste, it’s like a rice cake: soft and white. The only thing that gives taste is the sauce. It’s not bad, but that’s not my favorite neither.

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Restaurant Sanshia

24 Oct

The Taiwanese students brought us to a typical restaurant. I was able to recognize to dishes that i had already tried, but the discovery of the day was the fried tofu (the biggest picture). That’s really good! Otherwise, as usual: a tofu soup, cabbage, tofu and oysters (didn’t try this one, you know why), chicken, omelette with shrimps, pig blood, bamboo, mushrooms, beef and onions, and beef and cabbage. Nice, but the beef and onion wasn’t that great because of the meat.

Bull Horn Croissant

24 Oct

I’m not gonna talk about the next pear as some people might say ;p, but about the special bread of Sanshia: the Bull Horn Croissant. So what is it? Basically, it has the shape of a real and plain croissant, except that the extremities are a little more curved. That’s for the shape.

As for the taste, well, forget about croissant. It’s more like a bun. I tried 4 Bull horns croissants (2 melons because i was disappointed by the first one, one chocolate and one plain + i tasted pineapple, strawberry, tea and red bean) and my favorite are the melon ones.

What’s great is that you have a lot of flavors: chocolate bread, melon bread, pineapple bread, tea bread, coffee bread, plain, and other with filling: chocolate, red bean, green bean, strawberry… Everyone can find its favorite.

I like the crispy thing on the top, but the bun in itself isn’t really special and quite heavy compared to a croissant that is flaky and “ventilated”.

In fact, the more i get to know about Taiwanese pastries, the more i tend to think that they have a lot of great ideas for their desserts. However they are behind concerning the taste compared to French ones -according to me- (except for pineapple cake, suncake and shaved ice :d).

Taiwanese Breakfast: Rice ball

23 Oct

I think i’ve nearly tried everything now concerning the typical taiwanese breakfast (except pastries and plain sandwiches). So this one is a rice ball filled with watherver you want again: cheese, vegetables, bacon, eggs… It’s nice too, but i prefer the Shaobing.

Taiwanese breakfast: Shaobing

23 Oct

Another breakfast: Shaobing. Basically, it’s like a sandwich with a sesame bread (i think it’s with several layers like a puffy pastry), filled with whatever you want. I chose vegetables and egg here. It’s quite good and i love this bread, just like last time. I’d rather eat it alone but i don’t know if that’s possible.

Taiwanese breakfast: Congee

17 Oct

Another typical Taiwanese breakfast this morning, congee, or a rice soup with mushrooms, corn, green oignon, youtiao. That’s hot, spicy (pepper i guess), and you really feel like you’re a child eating your porridge. This one wasn’t really good i guess, too compact, but i think that’s not that bad compared to some other things. I’ll try another shop if i can, but that’s the only one near NCCU selling those things…

Cream corn and sausage bread

7 Oct

 

Yeah, this is supposed to be bread…Well, i try to pick the salty ones, but they’re sweet anyway. I guess the cream is made with milk because it was salty. Otherwise, except the fact that’s super oily and that all your hands are greasy, i guess it could be worse. Just be prepare to not eat all salty. The other one was better though.

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