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eat and run: taipei edition

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Homestretch now. Here’s quick rundown of other eats that are not quite full-post worthy but certainly not to be ignored.

Number 1: Korean Cartoon Horse Candy

If you go to Korea please get me some of this grape flavored, horse cartoon-stamped candy. I jacked this tube from Jlin. She didn’t seem to mind so much. They’re like Sweettarts except not chalky or tart. Lots of good artificial grape flavor.

Number 2: Veggie Buffet Handrolls

I meant to do a whole post on the veggie buffet that Jlin took us to but most of my pictures are random plates of mismatched food. One of my faves from the buffet were these veggie handrolls. I like how the nori is nice and crunchy. I’m a big fan of bean sprouts and the fake fish inside tastes good too.

Number 3: Veggie Buffet’s You Tiao

This you tiao comes in bowl friendly sizes. The twist here is that the milk is almond flavored. I had two bowls of this. Yay for almond flavoring.

Number 4: DTF’s Pork Chop and Fried Rice

We went to the original Din Tai Fung and had the usual pork dumplings (and the new fave taro dumplings). As I recall, Jeff recommended this pork chop plus fried rice combo the first time I went to the DTF in Arcadia. This version put the original to shame. If this picture doesn’t get you drooling, you’re either a vegetarian or just have very poor eyesight.

Number 5: Aloe Vera Shots

For Westerners, eating aloe vera is weird. Aloe vera is something that is slathered on bad burns or dabbed onto cuts. For Asian people, aloe vera is a nice accompaniment to cold drinks. At the veggie buffet they came in sugar syrup shot glasses. Yes, you eat even the green stalk part.

Number 6: Baker Boy

These make me think of Jane bc when she came back from Thailand once she was raving about them. They look harmless enough – soft bread with a crunchy, sweet, coffee top. The real clincher here is that the middle of the bun has a generous helping of… butter. Awesomely bad for you sweet, melting butter. The sign outside one of the shops says they have outlets in Singapore but I looked it up and it seems as though a lot of these BakerBoy/RotiBoy/PapaRoti shops have closed here.


Written by joann

October 27, 2008 at 8:27 pm

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  1. mmm! I’ll definitly check out Jen dow Veg Buffet when I hit taipei this summer! Thanks for the blog!


    March 1, 2009 at 11:18 am

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