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
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.