As you probably already know, Taiwan is an island. So it is not at all surprising that seafood is as common as any other food here. For example, here’s what I had for lunch at the food court of a mall called New Century (大統新世紀) yesterday:
It was a combo meal (for about $5.00 US Dollars) that included:
- Carrots and Corn
- Tofu slices
- Bean sprouts
- A fried egg (the plate it came on was the type you find fajitas on when you’re in a Mexican restaurant)
- Miso Soup
- Bowl of Rice (which I ignored since I was trying to keep it more paleo)
I thought it was pretty good-tasting but I was told by my family that this was only food court quality food, and if I had it at some other places it would be way better.
Today, I took a stroll in a grocery store called Carrefour, and I came across the seafood section. There is a wide selection compared to your regular grocery store in the States. Keep in mind, this one that I visited wasn’t some seafood grocery store, it was just a common grocery store.
Some seafood items I saw:
- Small clams
- Big clams
- Squid (Multiple types)
- Small Octopus
- Octopus legs
- All sorts of fish, including salmon, tuna, and all that jazz.
I guess the main thing about the fact that there’s so much seafood here is that not only is it easily accessible but it is also fresh!