My, My, My. It’s been a while, a long while since I last wrote. I now have a new VPN, a new laptop, less work, but still a dodgy internet connection. 3 out of 4 isn’t bad. I’m going to try to post at least once a week.
In January Anders had a business trip to Taipei, Taiwan. Of course I had to go with him. If I didn’t go he wouldn’t spend long weekends being a tourist. It’s my duty as a good wife to make sure that he gets to experience these places. These trips are purely selfless for me.
After arriving Saturday afternoon, one of Anders’ work colleagues and his wife met us in the evening to take us to the famous Shilin night market. You pretty much go to eat food and having locals as guides was a huge bonus. The market is the favorite date night of M&T so they knew the best food to eat and the best place to buy it. We were like puppies letting lead them lead us wherever they wanted. We told them there was nothing we wouldn’t try.
I’m going to ease back into writing again so this is going to be basic. Here’s a list of food and drink:
fried chicken steak
grilled chicken hearts
grilled fish balls
grilled chicken butts
pig’s blood cakes
oyster noodle soup
honey/spicy glazed grilled corn on the cob
grilled “mystery” meat wrapped around a bunch of scallions
pork dumplings (my favorite and the longest wait but worth it because not only were they delicious but we watched them being prepared)
I’m going to let you in on a secret, the frog’s eggs was a drink that in no way contained frog’s eggs. It was a sweet tea with rice flour balls, kind of like tapioca, floating around. It was good. The other things are exactly what they appear to be. We did not have stinky tofu. I was disappointed but the line was way too long. M&T assured us that while they love it we weren’t missing anything.
PS – I apologize for the large photos. I will work on that for next time. WordPress has made a lot of changes since I last wrote and I have no clue, AGAIN!