Lamb Dinner at a Taiwanese Night Market

I absolutely love lamb, mutton, and goat meat.  However, it gets a little confusing sometimes because the word for Lamb, Mutton, Goat, Sheep, that type of animal is all the same word in mandarin Chinese (羊肉), so for a while I couldn’t figure out what I was actually having, I believe I figured out though, that it was Lamb.

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Old Sichuan’s Mala Hot Pot, Spicy and Numb!

Sichuan (四川), more commonly known as Szechuan in the Western world, is a province in China.  Mala is a very popular Szechuan sauce or style of food from there.  The direct translation of Mala actually describes the taste almost perfectly: Ma = Numb, La = Spicy.  (However, I said almost perfectly because it left out that the taste is what I describe as magical!)  The numbness actually comes from the Chinese peppercorn in the Mala sauce.

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Pots on Fire: Post about “Hot Pots”!

There is nothing I enjoy more for dinner in the winter time than Hot Pot!  In case your’e not familiar, Hot Pot is what most people call Huo Guo or 火鍋. However, it’s literal translation is “Fire Pot” (Huo 火 = Fire, and Guo 鍋 = Pot). I think its literal translation actually describes what it is better. What it is in short is a pot on top of fire.

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Bada Forest Theme Paradise

The Bada (8大) Forest Theme Paradise is located in Pingtung (屏東), Taiwan.  On the drive over from Kaohsiung, I really had no idea what to expect, other than the fact that ‘it’s a fun place in the forest’.  Well, turns out it’s… well, exactly that!  Here’s what you’ll find at Bada Forest Theme Paradise:

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Cijin Island (旗津): An Island off of an Island

Cijin Island (旗津) is an island off of Taiwan (which, as many of you know, is also an island).  The last time I came to Cijin Island was about 3 years ago.  I rode on a ferry from Kaohsiung’s port and then arrived where the market was (similar to night markets) and we spent most of the time checking out the street vendors and eating.

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Ferris Wheels of Kaohsiung Taiwan

So I had no idea that ferris wheels were so popular here in Taiwan until yesterday when we went to see two separate giant ferris wheels.  One was at E-DA Mall (義大 遊樂世界), and the other was at Dream Mall (夢時代購物中心).

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