What I Ate Wednesday in Taipei! Part 1

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What I Ate Wednesday in Taipei! Part 1

Hi all! With setting up life and having a lot of fun in HK I’ve been a little absent, but have been meaning to share some insanely good (and cheap!) eats from our trip to Taipei over Chinese New Year – this is the place to go if you’re a foodie.
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Taipei is all about the food. Here’s a snapshot of the Hulin Street Market, where we began our Tapei Eats tour; some friends recommended this tour and we’re so glad we did it – Quincy our tour guide was awesome and I don’t think we would have had as a legit, local-food experience had we just explored by ourselves.

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This was a market like no other; we really got to experience the hustle and bustle of the locals as they purchased their last minute fresh ingredients for Chinese New Year’s eve.

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Red ribbons for Chinese New Year.

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‘1000 Layer Big Bread’ – this vendor’s scallion bread is famous in Taipei. At first when she opened shop she was told she wouldn’t succeed because she had too big a vending space, but she proved them wrong!

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And for good reason. Hot, crispy and fresh out the oven (not fried!). Loved this.

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Wax apple – tastes a lot like a Nashi/Asian pear but much juicer. So refreshing.

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Looks like an apple, but it’s actually a ‘jujube’ – a crisp Chinese fruit that tastes similar to an apple, although the flesh is isn’t as firm and is more watery.

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And the best mochi I had in Taipei – freshly rolled and warm, and filled with black sesame powder and rolled in peanut powder. Glutinous, gooey perfection and not too sweet. New favourite dessert. A strong Japanese influence on the food here.

And that was just the morning of Day 1 in Taipei! Stay tuned for part 2 in next week’s WIAW😀

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