Meat: beef noodles, cow viscera soup, mutton rice noodles, mutton stewed with Chinese angelica, dried meat, crispy meat, preserved or processed meat, meatballs, ba-wan (meatballs in dumplings), etc.
Fish and seafood: milkfish porridge, steamed grouper, fried white hairtail, o-a-zen (oyster omelet), mangrove crab porridge, etc.
Rice and noodle dishes: Hsinchu rice noodles, Nantou slender noodles, Taiwanese rice noodles, “slab” noodles, glutinous rice tamales with meat and other fillings, wa-guei “bowl-pasties” (stuffed flour dumplings), and o-a-mi-sua (noodles with oysters), etc.
Bean curd and vegetarian fare: Shenkeng tofu, Dasi dried bean curd, “stinky” tofu, and various kinds of vegetarian dishes.
Sweet and savory pastries: sweet stuffed dumplings such as mua-ji, aboriginal millet cake, and Hakka glutinous rice cake; egg-yolk shortbread, pineapple cake, crispy wedding meat pie, crispy cookie, sun-shaped pastry, ox-tongue-shaped pastry, salty pie, Yokan, white gourd cake, cake made from glutinous rice powder, maltose puff rice balls, etc.
Beverages: honey bean ice, papaya milk shake, taro ice, honey, carambola juice, grass jelly, sugarcane juice, bitter tea, Hakka leicha (pounded tea), jelly fig ice, pearl milk tea, etc.
Sauces and seasonings: spicy soybean sauce, fermented bean curd paste, pickled vegetables, pickled mustard tuber, sesame oil sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, soybean sauce, etc.
We went to the East-cost and make a trip through the mountains. After we finished some pieces of fruits in the car we stopped at a city (Ilan) with a small harbour to go to a fish market. Of course we tried many pieces of fresh fish, dried fish, fish candy’s etc. We bought souvenirs as packed dried fish for home. The following activity was eating in a restaurant! Victor ordered 4 bowls with fish and vegetables. The shrimps were on a stick and still alive. The way you eat them? Cook the living shrimps in a hot pot and do it quickly, otherwise the shrimps will suffer too much. The food was really delicious!! However Gertje and I were totally hěn bǎo (full).
Some pictures of the trip:
Together with Victor and a friend