Deliciousness in Taiwan

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Pictured left to right: green tea jelly, cucumber and honey juice, white fungus desert. All weird but surprisingly delicious. Especially the cucumber juice!

Hello friends!

So generally I don’t photograph my food but when travelling it’s always so interesting to see what different types of cuisines there are.

As I’ve mentioned before The Boy and I are kosher and vegetarian which can make eating when travelling a bit tricky but we’ve been managing pretty well so far.

So on Friday we went to visit the natural hot springs in Beitou. While waiting for the springs to re-open (they close during lunchtime) we found a cute little Buddhist vegetarian restaurant (it even had monks dining next to us). It was called Su French Healthy Eatery.

I thought I’d share what we ate. Above is dessert. Strange but delicious.

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This was my main course – kimchi hotpot. All different pickled vegetables with rice and an egg. So many different flavours in one bowl!

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This is the Mexican dish – good but not really Mexican. But nice attempt Taiwan.

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This is the starter assortment. I wish I knew what everything was. But I just know that 1) it looked adorable and 2) it was super yummy.

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Creamy vegetable soup with garlic bread. It was raining outside so this was just the perfect comfort food.

All in all, it was pretty cheap ($15 pp for 4 courses) by Western standards. I would definitely recommend it to anybody travelling in Taiwan. Also go to the hot springs. So beautiful and relaxing.

Do any of you have some tips for managing dietary requirements while travelling?

❤ E

P.S. Monday Funday!

non-nakedness in Taiwan

Let me just say that the shopping and fashion in Taiwan were awesome! On our first night The Boy and I dropped our bags at the hostel and headed out to the Shilin night markets. They don’t close till almost 2am! There were food stalls (but not much vegetarian food) as well as amazing and cheap shopping!

So this outfit was assisted by the addition of a brand new shirt and tights from Taipei.

And these photos were taken in front of the Maokong Gondola.

Don’t let that name fool you, it’s actually a cable car, it doesn’t go anywhere near the water. Super misleading.

But sadly to The Boy and mine’s disappointment when arrived early Monday morning at the Gondola is was closed for maintenance. So instead we took outfit photos and bought bubble tea. Love me some bubble tea!

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Eurgh – I promise to get better at smiling!

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Outfit details: Dress (worn as skirt) – Asos. Headband – ebay. Shirt and tights – Night markets. Shoes – Aerosoles (sooo comfy).

So this is my attempt at a practical, comfortable but still not hideous tourist outfit – do you think I pulled it off? Any tips for what to wear when you are a fashionable tourist?

❤ E

P.S. What I Wore Wednesday & Style Sessions