As you’ve seen from my previous posts Taiwan is such a foodie country. From the night markets to the supermarkets the types of foodstuff to buy are mind boggling. Imagine if the labels were in English I would have been tempted to buy stuff. Here are some of the stuff I bought that I highly recommend you try on your visit to Taiwan.
I never buy frozen dim sum but I was given a free cooked sample to try and I was blown away at how good these pork dumplings tasted. It definitely beat any dumpling I’ve eaten in Manila’s restaurants. The skin was thin yet had a nice bite to it. The pork and chives filling was very tasty and quite generous. I’ve never tried other brands in Taipei but I highly recommend this brand.
frozen pork dumplings
While speed walking past so many food stores in Tamsui Old Street Night Market I took a chance and entered a store with many people. I tried a small sample of this green tea pastry and immediately bought two pieces. How I wish I bought more.
Kyosai green tea pastry
The crust was very, very flaky but not buttery so it wasn’t an overload. I did remove some excess layers when I ate this.
My favorite was the intense flavor of the green tea filling. It’s not just coloring. It did taste as strong as the color suggested. If you like green tea flavored food and drinks as I do then this is for you.
On a whim I bought this bag of sweet potato chips from Jason’s Marketplace in Taipei 101.
sweet potato chips
As expected from Taiwan’s sweet potatoes the chips were very sweet. The only thing I didn’t like was the addition of sugar to the chips. It didn’t need more sugar. A little salt would have been a better addition.
I have developed a new love for spicy peanuts and these hit just the right spot.
Carrefour spicy peanuts
The peanuts still had their skin on and were not greasy. The spiciness was just right and tolerable for me.
Their wasabi peanuts were good too.
Carrefour wasabi peanuts
Of all the peanuts I bought my favorite were these naturally black peanuts native to Taiwan.
The skin of the peanuts were black and it had a natural sweet and salty flavor that I really loved. Simply roasted these peanuts were so, so addicting!