After finally getting back from Asia and getting over my sickness, here’s a short post on my favorite eats from Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong.
#1 – Fresh Seafood – stone crab aka “meaty crab”, mantis shrimp, razor clams and a special shrimp with an extra body section.
This was off the beaten path – somewhere on the north west side of Hong Kong. Thanks to Trudy for taking us here!
All these fresh creatures to choose from!
Razor Clam cooked with garlic and vermicelli noodles
Mantis shrimp wok fried with garlic
Stone crab wok fried with garlic – this was amazing. This was at Under Bridge Spicy Crab in Hong Kong.
These little guys packed a bunch of meat and went from tank to table in minutes!
#2 – Egg Tarts from Lord Stow’s in Macau
Basically, they’re an Englishman’s take on Pastel de Nata from Portugal. This was how the egg tart was introduced to Asia! One side note: I was so excited for this that I was talking about it for a whole 2 weeks before the trip. So much that Betty was starting to get annoyed… however, these tarts lived up to the hype!
#3 Taiwanese Breakfast – from soy milk to Chinese donuts, steamed dumplings to rice rolls, this is my favorite sweet and savory breakfast!
#4 Spicy Squid Balls – generally found in the Taiwan night markets along with all sorts of other goodies like stinky tofu, milk tea, sausages, and much much more!
These were found in the Jiu Fen Street market, one of the oldest around. These were super spicy but amazing on a drizzly overcast day (that was still 100% humidity @ 85°).
Some famous taro and sweet potato dumpling soup (a sweet dessert) cooled things off.
#5 Dun Dan and Dun Lai – This is a popular form of Chinese dessert found in Hong Kong which is basically steamed egg and steamed milk. We ate at the most popular joint – Yee Shun Milk Company.
My favorite was the Dun Lai with ginger!
Honorable Mention – Modern Toilet Restaurant. I mean, isn’t it worth mentioning that there was an entire restaurant themed after the bathroom? We ate out of toilets and drank out of urinals… There was even bread that looked like poop!
The dessert oddly resembled poop…
I had to go…
And Finally, what is a trip to Taiwan without some BOBA MILK TEA???