Hello Kitty Cakes!!
I'm super obsessed w/ Muji right now everything from clothes, to cookware and food!!
This whole display was just of marshmallows!
|OOTD - Skull Sweatshirt: ZARA, Leggings: H&M, Shoes: NORDSTROM RACK, Handbag: CHANEL|
I try to stay as comfortable as possible whenever I'm traveling.
This was my "train" outfit.
Wahh so cute!!
The Chairs actually have bunny ears on them!!
(And yes this is actually inside a train station! I could literally spend the whole day shopping & eating inside this train station!)
|Corn Chowder w/ puff pastry, Red Bean Bread, Sweet Tea, Over Easy Egg, Mixed Veggies, Steak & Pasta w/ Mushroom Gravy|
We settled on a sizzling steak hot plate place. Cheap sizzling steak places are super popular throughout Taiwan.. this entire meal cost $200 TWD = $6 US!
And it was really yummy to boot!
Hubs utilized every opportunity presented to him to order Taiwan beer even on the train.
My Grandma lives in Tainan which is more of an agricultural city.
Hence the cute farmer & wife statue!
The temple right by my Grandma's house.
Settling right into the country!
My adorable Grandma & Aunt!
More Asian Mags & a Hello Kitty Towel!
Asian snacks galore!
Currently obsessed w/ peanut butter mochi!
Some beauty goods!
Some Puff blushes from Majolica Majorca they're so cute I had too. Pink blush brush and some nail polish from PA.
The park right across from my Grandma's house.
It's so picturesque here I love it!
We brought some old cake to feed to the turtles.
Me and my pasty white legs HAHAHA.
Seriously when I put on shorts that day the Hubs said "Girl your legs are white"
For some reason when we threw the cake (which was meant for the turtles btw) the fishes came out of the wood works and were crazy!! They're were so many and they were all fighting for the cake. I didn't know fish ate cake?!
Tainan Night Market time!
This was sooo so good.. it was basically an sweet egg puff batter stuffed w/ a runny egg yolk and melty gooey cheese. When you bit into it you had to be careful otherwise the runny egg would get all over the place!
SERIOUSLY how do people in Asia stay so skinny there's yummy Asian breads EVERYWHERE!!!
WHAT THE EFF!
There's no such thing as Low Carb in this country!!!
|Over Easy Quail Eggs|
|Goutie (Fried Dumplings)|
Fishing for shrimps.
Did not know this existed but apparently this is like a "thing" in Taiwan.. we saw this at like 3 different night markets that we went to.
Seems so easy but it's surprisingly difficult to do. The shrimps kick back when you try to "fish" for them.. and the hook comes off REALLY easily. And when you lose your hook you basically have to buy a new "reel" to continue fishing.
Lisa: 2, Hubs: 0
The shrimp guy was super nice too and gave us 4 extra for free!!!
You take your shrimps and slather them with garlic sauce and grill them up right on the street!
Eggs puffs in disgustingly cute shapes like Hello Kitty & Doremon!
These were extra delicious.. I bought a small bag and the Hubs and I both ate 1 each and the Hubs looked at me and immediately made me go back and buy a large bag Lolololol!
|OOTD - Sweater Cardigan: TAIPEI STREET VENDOR, Top: HELLO KITTY x F21, Shorts: BLOOMINGDALES,|
Tights: DKNY, Shoes: NORDSTROM RACK, Handbag: CHANEL
Tamsui Beach day!
|Green Tea & Mango Ice Cream|
|Deep Fried Shrimps w/ diced pineapples covered in Kewpie Mayo|
You'll find in Taiwan that EVERYTHING comes accompanied w/ pineapples especially deep fried things!
It's seems like a weird combo but the pineapple makes heavier deep fried foods taste less greasy and bad for you. I'm not a huge fan of pineapples but I LOVEE LOVE them in Taiwan.. it's like a national treasure they're sooo sweet and juicy!
|French Fried Potato Corn Dog|
Hello Kitty Moon Cakes!!
Wanted to buy everything.. but then I remembered I don't like Moon Cakes. Wahahaha. I know I know I'm the only Asian person alive that doesn't like it. I like the salted egg yolk in the middle tho. Whenever we receive moon cakes I always dig out the salted egg yolk out to eat and leave the rest of sitting there.
Surprisingly the Hubs does not find that the slightest bit amusing when he goes to eat them. HAHAHAHA.
See that giant red bag?
Yeah we got suckered at the HK store hahahaha.
These were so nommy!! I thought they were just plain egg puffs (which would still have been awesome) but when I bit into it I realized they were filled with custard.. and it wasn't just regular custard filling but ALMOND flavored custard (love almond anything!).
It was so awesome.. Hubs and I happily walked around and munched on them.. we ate about half the box and then I had the genius idea to set them down on a bench.. and the wind blew them onto the floor.
I thing I let out like a slow "NOOOOOOOOOO" while it was happening.
Was basically the Hubs facial expression.
I love the juxtaposition of the new vs. old.
|Candied sugar fruits|
|Salt & Pepper Squid|
It's called "Lover's Bridge" what else was I suppose to do?? :p
My dad's (a Law professor) w/ some of his students who treated The Hubs & I to a yummy seafood dinner.
|Ahi & Salmon Sashimi|
If ever in doubt in Asia.. if you see a line for ANYTHING.. ESPECIALLY food related.. just get in it!
The line stretched 4 food vendors long!
|Douhua w/ various jellies & tapioca balls|
Douhua is a soft sweet Tofu dessert. I like mine iced but you can get it hot if you prefer. The soft sweet tofu is in a light sugar syrup and so nommy. The rest are different types of jellies and tapioca balls. If you're familiar with Bubble Tea/Boba it's basically smaller boba. :)
It was so good I basically tried to go not once but TWO more times on my trip but both times I failed and got there after it closed/sold out ::CRIES::
(One of the times it was TOTES the Hubs fault. And yes he will NEVER EVER live that down muhahahha)
On my 2nd failed attempt to go back and get the Douhua.. I felt so dejected I just sat down at a random table.. and the Hubs excused himself to use the restroom and came back with this...
Bear shaped Macaron FTW!!!!
This cheered me up a little.. but I still want my Douhua.
On the same bathroom trip he also found himself some Heinz Ketchup Chips.
(Man this was like the most uber successful bathroom trip ever.)
But seriously these are so amazeballs.. why don't they sell these in the states or Europe?!