If you want to escape the big city for a bit we suggest a day trip or at least an overnight stay at Sun Moon Lake (SML). You’ll be surrounded by lots of greenery, mountains, mystical fog and of course the lake itself. Food wise it’s mainly home style cooking although there are some Westernized restaurants available. We had some seafood and beef noodle soups for lunch which was alright. However, dinner was the clear winner of the day! The restaurant that we went to (sorry can’t remember the name 😣) had a cabbage dish topped with lots of crispy garlic on top (fav!); steamed fish (bass?) with black pepper and lastly the highlight dish was the stewed pork which was tender that even the bones melted in our mouths! Also want to mention if you want more food options you can head across the lake for street eats. At one of the ferry stop you’ll find a little shop (there’s only one) where you can find the popular tea egg. On the main side of the lake you’ll also find a Ten Ren shop. We loved the black tea/red jade that they carried which you can sample. The tea is specific to Sun Moon Lake however we did end up finding a few shops in Taipei that carried it. If you’re already at SML definitely grab it there! •
Garlic Madness. Just tried their signature dish Garlicpeno Pasta. It does serve with a mountain of fried garlic slices with Mexican peppers. Are they jalapeños? #garlicmadness#madforgarlic#madforgarlichk#spicypasta#friedgarlic#friedgarlicslices#friedgarlicchips
Need to eat something hot and spicy to spice up my mood. They show 3 peppers on the menu but it’s not really that hot. Not a surprise though ‘coz most restaurants have catered to the taste of HK consumers, even some Indian restaurants have “not spicy curry food” on the ads to attract customers. Localization ...