Since my January Food Post was so popular, here is the February edition! No preamble this time, go read the January post for my take on food and the inspiration for this series.
Ok, neither of these is especially Taiwanese, but variety is good. Yay for Japanese and Italian!
This set of photos are from the last day of the Chinese New Year's break, when I roamed Taipei with Jack and Patrick. The 小籠包 (steamed dumplings, center right) are from a breakfast place near Jack's house, I ate the crepe (top) for lunch at 碧潭 (Bitan), and everything else is from 士林夜市 (Shilin Night Market).
Fatty meat from the restaurant at which I took the Banso photo.
Left: personal stinky hotpot with large intestine. I did not want to order this when I first saw it in Hsinchu. "Why?" my friends asked. "You like stinky tofu, don't you?" "Well yeah, but I don't want to eat a whole pot of it," I replied. Turns out I was wrong. It's delicious.
Right: Rows and rows of Taiwanese side dishes! Yum.
客家小炒 (Hakka stir-fry) — I didn't actually order this (my coworker did) but it was the more photogenic dish.
Chocolates, just in time for Valentine's day! Lindt truffles from the States compliments of THE BOSS, Ferrero Rocher compliments of Pei (one of my coworkers).
My partner-in-crime (ok, just partner) at work, Sandra, vacationed in Thailand and brought back these banana-y snacks for us! The dried banana was soooooo good.
For 元宵節 (Lantern Festival) I ate 肉紙 (literally "meat paper") and 湯圓 (tangyuan) with Pei and Sandra. The meat paper thing is so cool — it's dried meat made so thin that it's translucent. As for the tangyuan, we bought one pack with peanut filling and one pack with sesame filling. Even though I ate six, I only got one with peanut filling. Given that there are ten in each pack, which of you math whizzes want to calculate the probability of me getting five sesame-filled tangyuan?
This last set of photos is from Maryjane's Pizza, where I went with Team K. I had a lot of fun and the food was delicious!
If you missed the post on my dinner at the Pasta Bar with 偉哲, there are some food pictures in there too.
Hope you enjoyed the photos! Anyone salivating? :P