Saturday, October 17, 2009

Desserts in Taiwan


Grass Jelly, Taro Balls, Taro Ice Cream and Red Beans on shaved ice

Ask me ONE thing about Taiwan at this moment, I would tell you it is the DESSERTS that I miss. In Taiwan, they call it 吃冰, literally meaning "to eat ice". A lot of their "shaved ice" desserts are served on ice, similar to ice kacang. But that does not mean you only eat the ice.

Street food, good food, yummy snacks can be found at:

Nearby temples - 庙 口 小吃
Night markets - 夜市
Old historic - 老街
Close to major universities

This is one of the desserts that I miss while I was looking at my photo files in the folder. The dessert photo told me "You have not posted me yet". Oops, I am sorry. How could I? I have already left Taiwan sometime ago and I have forgotten about this.

Oh well, this happens when you save the best for last and when, the BEST gets FORGOTTEN. Yucks! I hate myself for doing that.

There are many dessert shops that specialize in Grass Jelly (仙草 ) and Taro Balls (芋圆) Desserts. Do check them out when you are there in Taiwan.




For all the other Taiwan episodes, do check out my Taiwan Eating link under Labels.

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17 comments:

Somewhere in Singapore said...

The desserts is making me water drooling...

Digital Flower Pictures said...

That looks interesting.

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, that is gorgeous. I want to taste some.

workhard said...

What is that dessert made of..it that chocolate sauce???


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Happy New Year, my friend!

lechua said...

hi there, just came across your blog. see you've explored taiwan quite a bit! and lovely photos of the taiwanese food!

Sam said...

Amazing. Grass jelly. I've always wondered what that is. Love this. Keri

Magic of Spice said...

Fascinating...looks wonderful!

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