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Category Archives: Mouth
I think I found my new favorite place for American style food, or at least the best grilled cheese sandwiches. I’m so hopped up on caffeine right now; I’ve had a cup of coffee from 85degrees, an Americano from Louisa Coffee, and now a double espresso from Wayne’s Cafe.
I met up with Kim in the early evening and we decided to hit up one of the night markets about half an hour away. She’s a local girl I met through CS who’s studying medicine at Taipei Medical University. Super smart and very cool.
With her as my guide I tried so many new foods. We started off with pig blood cake, which was delicious! Check out this post by another blogger to read all about it: My Inner Fatty: Taiwanese Pig’s Blood Cake. We followed this up with pepper pie, bubble tea, Taiwanese style “hot dog” aka “small sausage in big sausage” (a pork sausage inside of a rice sausage acting as the bun), watermelon juice, and coffin bread filled with chicken, lamb, pineapple, and a thin layer of chowder like sauce. The last thing I was able to fit into my stomach was a tiny pastry filled with mango ice cream. I really don’t know how I was able to finish it off, but it was so delicious! I don’t think I’ve tried anything so far that I haven’t enjoyed in some way or another (except the stinky tofu… but I think that’s an acquired taste).
Started off my evening with a cup of Nicaraguan pour over from Beauty Coffee. It’s literally a hole in the wall, one man operation. He roasts, packages, and serves everything himself from a tiny corner shop that’s open to the sidewalk. Continue reading
Couldn’t sleep after waking up around 4am, so I decided to go for a short run/walk… that turned into a 3 hour run/walk.
After spending the whole day with Angela hopping on and off the metro, I figured I was ready to give it a go by myself to a new place I’d never been to before, with 2 transfers in the process. Having Google Maps in my pocket with a working GPS helps like no other, but relying on it too much is what eventually caused problems.