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taiwan chef airport

Stewed Pork Knuckle Dinner at a Taiwanese Airport

Chef Teng is a well known restaurant chain in Taiwan.  Like any other chains though it started with one restaurant.    I learned that the background of Chef Teng is that he studied some french cuisine in Japan a while back and incorporated some French cuisine in to Taiwanese food, which I found interesting.  The most popular dishes are Beef Noodles Soup and Stewed Pork Knuckles.  Chef Teng’s has been around for years, and now there are several different locations, including at the Kaohsiung Airport! Continue reading

duck blood

鴨血: Make like a Vampire and Eat Some (Duck) Blood

“What do you mean ‘eat some duck blood’!?” You might ask.  Well, what I mean is exactly that.  Duck blood is eaten in some European and Asian countries.  For example, there’s the Czernina from Poland, and there’s Duck blood and vermicelli soup from China.  In Taiwan, it is usually made in to a tofu shape and is basically cubes of clotted duck blood.  (The redness of the soup is just Spicy  Mala Sauce btw… we don’t drink the blood.  That’s crazy!  :P) Continue reading

pier 2 art taiwan

The Hipster Pier 2 Art District and yummy Western food…in Taiwan!

I know you are curious about what American or Western food is like in Taiwan… but before I jump in to all the yummy food, let me give you some info in regards to this Art District because it’s pretty interesting: Continue reading

hibachi taiwan food court

My Taiwanese Food Court Meal: 鐵板燒 (Hibachi)

If this stuff was at food courts at the same price as Taiwan (like $8 US dollars) I would eat there ALL THE TIME.  There was hibachi right there in the food court!  (By the way, Interesting fact:  What we call “Hibachi” here is actually called Teppanyaki in Japanese, and Hibachi means something else.) Continue reading

taiwan food beef noodle soup

My Taiwanese Food Court Meal: 牛肉麵 (Beef Noodles)

I love this stuff.  This is 牛肉麵.  It’s literal translation is Beef Noodles.  This stuff is delicious.  Even though I eat a mostly Paleo diet, if there is a yummy bowl of beef noodle soup sitting within the vicinity, I’ll most likely eat it.  Continue reading