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Hello again from Taipei (臺北市) Today we’re on a bit of a food mission We’ve been hearing about Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐 – 鼎泰丰) Apparently, they specialize in soup dumplings So that is what we’re going to try today We absolutely love dumplings so any excuse for us to eat dumplings is always a good one and yeah it is another rainy day in Taipei (臺北市) so we figured let’s plan our day around food Let’s go eat Yes, and this place opens at ten in the morning and we are expecting huge lines So we’re here early let’s go get in line So we got here just as the place was opening at ten in the morning and we already have probably about fifty people in front of us standing in line The good thing is they are handing out a menu to everyone who is waiting so you can have an idea of what you want to order and then your food will be ready sooner So we are currently placing our order Of course we’re going for the classic Xiaolongbao (小笼包 – 小籠包) Gotta get those What else? We’re still deciding what else Still deciding what else It is a big menu It is a huge menu Look at that So many choices The location we’re at has four floors and right now we’re heading up to the third one I’m guessing the other ones are full already Well, we made it We’re out of the rain and we got a table It wasn’t that long of a wait No, like five minutes So No, I would say a bit more Okay maybe ten Fifteen Ten or fifteen but haha Maybe I was just so excited to be here that time is just going so fast Time sped up So our tea is already here They gave us free Oolong tea (烏龍茶 – 乌龙茶) You do get free Oolong tea (烏龍茶 – 乌龙茶) and we’ve finally Oh and you also get slices of ginger as well too Yeah, that is where the dumplings That is for the dumplings and we finally decided on our menu So we’re getting ah if you look down here we’re getting pork xiao long bao (小笼包 – 小籠包) which is we’re getting the ten pieces Oh And we’re also getting for dessert we’re getting a taro xiaolongbao (芋泥小包) and we’re only getting five of those So that should be sweet inside and then we also have a noodle dish Noodles with spicy sesame and peanut sauce (擔擔麵) So really looking forward to that And is there one else oh yeah Sticky rice in a wrap with pork So that is probably going to be like a lotus leaf wrap So yeah we’re just at this point waiting for everything to arrive and oh are we ever hungry We basically skipped breakfast for this Alright so before coming here we were reading the history of the place and apparently the man who started this Yang he used to run a shop where he sold cooking oil and like that was his business but apparently when that industry started to change and people weren’t buying as much cooking oil anymore he had to come up with a new business idea so he and his wife decided okay we’re going to sell soup dumplings and like they became such a huge hit that today they have locations not only across Taipei (臺北市) and Taiwan (中華民國) but also around the world in places like LA, Hong Kong So yeah, pretty cool story and now we’re waiting for the food This is the look of excitement So the star of the meal has arrived The Xiaolongbao (小笼包 – 小籠包) is here on the table in real life And this is cool So you eat it with a special sauce and they actually give you instructions on how it is done So here in the restaurant they actually give you a guide how to enjoy Xiao long bao (小笼包 – 小籠包) This is how you eat it Um, and they basically explain how to prepare the sauce so we’re going to try our hand at this The waiter actually wanted to make it for us and we’re like no We are filming this Haha So allow me to demonstrate Okay so first up we have our little plate with ginger right here So it says put some soy sauce and vinegar So it is one part soy sauce One part soy sauce And three parts vinegar I’d say that is about the right vinegar Next up we grab our little Xiaolongbao (小笼包 – 小籠包) and dip it into the sauce Once it has been dipped we place it on the spoon Let us see what is next Oh, let’s not forget you have to poke a little hole to let out the soupy broth that is hiding in there Can you see that Oh my gosh Oh wow look at it seeping out

Pouring out And then then you take some of the ginger from the plate add it on top and it all goes in in one bite Is that too big for one bite? Try Mmmm Is that tasty? Wow That is amazing That is so juicy Oh man Is that one of the best dumplings you’ve ever had? It really is I’m so glad we came here and stood in line This is worth it Okay Sam, let’s see if you were paying attention to the instructions There is a lot going on so okay first up we’re going to grab it I’m going to try not to break the soupiness of it Dip it in here Put it in the spoon Grab a piece of ginger No no no What do you do first to the dumpling? Oh, I’ve got to break it open Release the juices Gotta pierce it Oh, there we go It is coming out There you go There we go Oh my Alright Now I’ll grab a piece of ginger Just like that And all in at once Oh yeah Hahaha Mmmm Isn’t that amazing? Wow It is just like There is two things that come to mind right away and the first being the quality of the soup inside So the second thing is the skin of the dumpling It is just so thin and it such a wonderful it is almost I wouldnt’ call it a buttery taste but it just has a nice texture in your mouth Yeah Oh, this is so good I was reading apparently the chefs who have been training at this they can roll out twenty dumpling skins per minute Which is insane That is insane Insanity That is like one every three seconds Right? Yeah, I know three seconds per dumpling Wow That is crazy Wow Okay so we have ordered other dishes but before we move on can we just admire this dumpling a little bit longer Can you see the soupiness in there Is that in focus? Yeah, you can tell Look at that And the dumpling on top you’ve probably noticed it has the perfect swirl Apparently, the chefs have to pinch it eighteen times to get that beautiful shape So I mean like the amount of detail that goes into this is crazy And it is so tasty So I’m just going to keep eating them Let’s go for another Release the soup Oh la lah More ginger Let’s put lots of ginger in there I’m not afraid of ginger Haha And in it goes again Mmmm Wonderful isn’t it? Alright, so the Xiaolongbao (小笼包 – 小籠包) is amazing but we did order more food so we have to move on We did So we’ve moving on to noodles that are in a peanut and a spicy sauce (擔擔麵) So yeah Yeah, peanut and sesame Yeah, it has got sesame That look so good So I’m just going to give it a real good mix here Yeah, just basically trying to soak up all of the noodles in the sauce Alright I love peanut sauce Me too So I’m super excited I’m really excited for this one I have to admit Okay Mmmm Look at you go Oh man Sam doesn’t waste any time Wow You, oh it is spicy It is one of those things where you can tell it is spicy as soon you have it but then as you’re swallowing it is like woah Oh my So yeah, really nice and spicy You really taste the peanut and you also really taste the sesame sauce too And it is just so good It is kind of sweet It is a combination of being sweet and spicy and I just love that and the texture of the noodles they are quite dense noodles So really like that Big hit instantly Okay so now I’m going to try the noodles and one of the waitresses just came over and told us apparently we have to stir it more because there is still lots of sauce left at the bottom So let’s obey Let’s give it a real good mix Audrey Let’s make sure we’re doing this the right way That we’re getting all that saucey goodness

I think that looks good I can’t wait for you to try this I think you’re going to really like it Let’s see And the one thing that we’ve now been in Taipei (臺北市) for this is what our third or fourth day And my gosh is this ever a city for foodies Like if you’re into food this is the place where you’ve gotta come That is amazing It is like so nutty Nutty and sweet and spicy It is an amazing combination of flavors I like this a lot And we weren’t even going to order this Sam was like eh I don’t know this sounds kind of plain but this is the star Okay, time to move on to the third dish Yeah, so we’ve got sticky rice wrapped with pork (糯米雞 – 糯米鸡) So what I’m going to do is just try to dissect that to see Oh, look at that You can see the pork right there Oh my Oh, look at those colors Turn it back around Show us that baby It is so sticky There we go Look at that Look at those colors So I’m going to go in for the pork and obviously the sticky rice (糯米雞 – 糯米鸡) That pork looks so juicy Oh, my gosh It might be like along with what the Xiao Long Bao (小笼包 – 小籠包) I actually like that even more than the noodles and that is saying a lot because I love the noodles It is just that pork is so juicy and so fatty It has just got so much flavor to it and then the sticky rice really enhances it Oh, loving it This is just like an awesome meal man This is so good So I’ve already been sampling the rice and that is pretty good If you take a look at the plate I think what makes it so special is that is has a little bit of fat that adds juiciness but like it is not chewy fat that you wouldn’t want It is just like that fat that just melts in your mouth and adds flavor Yeah Exactly And just look at the color of that meat It is just so amazing Mmmm So yeah I’m going in for bite number two while you’re holding the camera Quality control Look at that Look at the pork Look at those colors It is like a golden brown I know And literally it just melts in your mouth We finished every last morsel of our mains so now we’re moving on to dessert Yeah, so we’re trying Taro Xiaolongbao (小笼包 – 小籠包) Yeah Going back to the Xiao Long Bao (小笼包 – 小籠包) Okay, that is the star of this restaurant I can’t wait to try this I bet it is going to be amazing Mmmm Oh yeah Wow The taro is just so sweet and then it is just so rich and creamy inside of my mouth and so piping hot and warm Yeah, it was still steaming when they brought it It makes the perfect dessert Okay, so my turn to try it I actually had my eye on the chocolate dumplings but those cost a lot more so we figured let’s try taro instead So yeah, this is made with taro root I’ve never tried that before So I’m going to take a half bite so I can show you what it looks like inside Mmmm Mmmm It is like purple Wow That is like manioc Like sweetened manioc Do you like it? Mmmm What do you think? It was not what I was expecting but it is not bad Lasting impressions of Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐 – 鼎泰丰) Oh, this place was fantastic Not only was the food really good but the service was very attentive So in terms of the price point looking here it is five hundred and twenty eight Taiwan dollars which is sixteen dollars and fifty cents US So you’re looking at roughly eight dollars per person and that was for four different things and unlimited tea And it includes the service charge Yeah So I mean that How can you get better value than that? I mean we’re leaving full We’re leaving satisfied and it also didn’t cost a fortune either so highly recommend this place I know for a fact we’ll be back again before leave Taipei (臺北市) So somebody got a little souvenir to remember their meal here So I like the quality of the chopsticks so much here that I got a set for us So we each get our own set and this will be for our future house Haha Alright, so it has been a few hours since we last ate and tonight we’re going out for Taiwanese street food (台灣街頭食品) So we’re heading to the Shilin Night Market (士林夜市) and we’re going to take the MRT to get there Let’s go eat Sam may be feeling a little bit hangry right now Just a little bit hangry Let’s ask to be sure Hey Sam? What? How hangry are you on a level from one to ten? I think I’ve burst through ten I’m eleven So to get to the Shilin Night Market (士林夜市) you want to take the red line to Jiantan Station (劍潭站) and then take exit 1 So we have just arrived at the Shilin Night Market (士林夜市) and it is still quite early It is 4:30 PM Most of the stalls start opening closer to five o’clock and things will only continue to get busier as the night goes on And apparently this market can run until like one or two in the morning So yeah, still very early We were hungry so we couldn’t wait any longer

So we are having some kind of Barbecue roll with green onion (黑胡椒豬肉卷) in it Okay so we are having our first snack of the night And if you have a look over here it is basically a pork roll and it is filled with green onions and she also asked us if we wanted it spicy so she put some powder over it Of course we said yes Yes Haha Always So look at that Oh that looks good Mmmm Oh man Do you like that? That is really nice Yeah I’m so hungry right now What does it taste like because I’ve never had anything like this before? Well, have a look at it here It is filled with green onions That is like the main ingredient in the middle So you taste both the pork and the green onions Okay, so Sam’s going in Time for me to try it Mmmm That is really good I like that the green onions give it like a bit of juiciness Yeah Yeah And the pork is a little bit salty but it is not too as spicy as I thought it would be Yeah And we paid the equivalent of five dollars for this It was a bit expensive A little bit pricy but I mean It was 150 Taiwanese Dollars So yeah But it is good So there is one drink I’ve been wanting to try ever since we got to Taipei (臺北市) I love bubble tea (珍珠奶茶) and apparently it originated here so voila Look at that Look at that I got one with brown sugar so you can see me mixing it You can see the brown sugar So good On the sides and then you can see the like the pearl tapioca jellies at the bottom Man, that looks good Oh man Oh man Mmmmm Real deal? That is so amazing I love this drink so so much Is it nice and sweet? Mmmm What can you taste? Don’t want to choke on the tapioca balls but it is almost syrupy The brown sugar Like it is quite thick So you really get that flavor coming through and I love that it is made with milk because apparently you can just get straight up tea and I was like no no no let’s go with the classic Give me some milk here The milk in there So yeah, it is so good So good So Sam just had to get a taste of it as well Of course I’m sharing Sharing is caring So how much was this one? Mmmm Okay, before I talk about that I just have to say how good and sweet that is Yeah You really taste the brown sugar Oh man And then you get sucking up all of the jellies Man, that is good Okay so that was 50 Taiwan dollars which is about a dollar fifty US So yeah that is a nice affordable cheap drink And so worth it So worth it And you know what else is cool They give you a really thick straw so you can get at your bubbles Yep Exactly Suck them bubbles So for our next Taiwanese street snack we are having Taiwan fried chicken (鹹酥雞) and this was quite the process Like first he took the chicken breaded it, deep-fried it and then he took a pan and added the sauce We got sweet chili and then pan-fried the chicken even further in the glaze And are those rice cakes beside it? These look like these could be little rice cakes Yeah Oh wow And then on top of that he sprinkled peanuts and sesame seeds It looks amazing Yeah And that was one hundred and ten Taiwanese dollars so you’re looking at about three US bucks for that A little bit more A little more than three US How is that? Mmmm Oh my gosh Good? It is so tender but so juicy at the same time How about the sauce? Sweet So sweet Which is really good So this was Sam’s pick tonight And I think you’re going to be very pleased I think I will Oh that is so good Isn’t it? Like you said really tender Yeah And I love the combination of nuts and sesame seeds on the outside Yeah It gives it a crunch

Yeah Mmmm Perfect combination And it is a bit spicy too So if I can offer one piece of advice when visiting this market it would be to come a little bit later in the evening We arrived around four thirty and it was you know pretty quiet Things are starting to pickup a little bit but our food options have been a little bit limited because people are just you know showing up and opening their stalls So later in the evening is best Thank you So Sam is leading the way with this one What are we having next? Alright moment of truth We’ve been playing it kind of tame Playing it kind of safe so far We’re going right in to the classic Taiwanese street food (台湾街头食品) here We are having Stinky Tofu (臭豆腐) Oh my And it is funny because we saw this tofu stand and we’re like is this stinky or not we don’t know So I walk up to it and I go Sniff Oh yeah That is the real deal That is stinky That is definitely the real stuff So if you’ve never tried this before I was reading on wikipedia earlier this afternoon that it smells something like stinky feet or garbage Rotting garbage Oh my So yeah it is strong I’m going to go take a bite here Yeah I think there is some cabbage You can see it is on a double skewer here Yeah, a double skewers and it has got cabbage in the middle Somewhat like a sandwich Oh my A little overpowering there That is something else Oh It is spicy Um Oh man I’m keeping my distance It is just you really taste the sourness of it And the fermented aspect and woah That is something that would take a while to get used to I don’t think I’m ever going to enjoy this one to be honest How about a second bite to Alright I’ll do one more I’ll do one more Maybe it’ll grow on you I also kind of want you to eat most of it so I will have very little left for myself So just go ahead Oh Go ahead That is something I don’t even know how to describe it because I’ve never had anything quite like it before So Wow That is fascinating How much did it cost? That was only forty five So just over a dollar About a dollar thirty or a dollar forty for that So it is cheap And you should try it if you’re in Taipei (臺北市) Why not right? Yep And did I mention that scooters come zipping around out of nowhere Okay So after stinky tofu (臭豆腐) comes the reward Although that being said I don’t deserve a reward because I didn’t try the tofu But we decided to get something sweet instead This is for you Sam I’m going to sample it for you to make sure it is okay So we got a crepe (蛋餅) with oreo ice cream, Nutella, banana, whipped cream, chocolate powder Yeah, it was the whole process of making it was pretty fancy Mmmm How is that? Mmmm Sweet tooth cravings fulfilled? Haha You’re speechless That is how I know it is good For your bravery You are being awarded an ice cream This is my reward here Which I’ve sampled for you Hey don’t make out with the ice cream Mmmm I’m still going to have some more Oh I’m going to be making out with the ice cream some more Hey! Sam! That is so mean It is all over your lips too That is so good So decadent I mean I just got on the second bite a lot of Nutella and like woah With the ice cream and whipped cream and then the light fluffiness of the crepe Man, I haven’t even Oh yeah it is a good dessert I haven’t had Nutella yet That is a nice Taiwanese dessert here So we’ve already had dessert but we thought ‘hey’ there is always room for one more Dessert just keeps rolling And this is definitely the most colorful thing we’ve seen out here at the Shilin Night Market

(士林夜市) so far So apparently if you can see here These are pieces of strawberry that have been put on a skewer and these are candied (糖葫蘆) or called a toffee kind of fruit Yeah And you also notice sweet tomatoes and also plums as well Yeah We decided to go with strawberry Yeah So let’s try that here I’m going to try eating a whole one Oh my Oh wow It is like properly hard on the outside Mmmm Okay Oh wow Mmmm That is like a super quenching That is like a super crunchy sweet glaze on the outside Mmmm And the fruit extra juicy on the inside Is it warm fruit? It is You can tell it has been like warmed up Cooked up a little bit Yeah It kind of tastes like if you’ve ever had strawberry shortcake the way the strawberries are kind of a little bit warm like that Oh yeah Being placed next to a cake Look at that color It is so good Ruby red We forgot to take a picture Mmmm And you know what? A tomato snuck into the mix Look Are you serious? Strawberry, strawberry, tomato Where is the tomato? The little one Oh wow Ah You’ve gotta bite hard Yep Yep Oh, look It is seeping all over the place Hahaha Whoopsies Oh my gosh So what do you think? I’m making a mess on someone’s storefront Do you like it? Yeah, it is good But we better run off now So that is a wrap from Shilin Night Market (士林夜市) We really enjoyed eating all of the different Taiwanese street food (臺灣菜) and we’re going to be eating up at a lot more night markets here in Taipei (臺北市) so stay tuned for that Alright guys We are up before the sun today and it is for a really good reason We’ve been hearing about Taiwanese breakfast at this one particular spot and we’re going to go check it out The MRT just opened and now it is time to go Yes, apparently this restaurant opens at five thirty in the morning but the MRT didn’t start running until 6 am so we had to wait Now we can finally venture out Exit five How excited are you for breakfast? Well now that I’ve actually finally woken up I’m quite excited Ready to chow down Chow down Let’s go So apparently we’re not the only ones So we found the restaurant It is called Fu Hang Dou Jiang (阜杭豆漿) Hopefully I am pronouncing that right And we had to wait in line about twenty to thirty minutes and that was at six thirty in the morning so I can’t imagine what it is like when you come later in the morning But anyways we ordered Now ordering was a bit tricky because their menu is not in English so I had to do some research in advance and kind of show up with the names written out But now I’m going to show you what we ordered and tell you what it is called in case you want to try the same things Alright, let’s check it out And of course we have two bowls of soy milk because that is what they specialize in and that is called Dou Jiang (豆漿) One is hot and one is cold One is like piping hot This one is like boiling so we’re going to be sampling those Let’s have a look So yeah, it is just soy milk I’ve never drank milk with a spoon but that is a first So we asked for both of our soy milks to be sweetened so that is good Because who doesn’t love sugar And I’m trying the cold one now So let’s see I don’t think I’ve ever had soy milk before

Are you serious? Never Never? Why am I blowing on the milk? It is already cold My gosh Haha Mmmm Wow It does taste like tofu Does it? Soy milk tastes like tofu Yeah But it is sweet And refreshing That is weird Does it have like a bit of dessert like taste almost? Like sweet tofu Yeah, first time trying this It is not bad I think this could grow on me the more I have it Okay so we’re going to break into the mystery roll Yeah, so take a look down here I’m just going to snap it in half It feels dense I know there is definitely something inside Oh, woah Oh it is super syrupy Okay Woah Maybe that wasn’t the best idea Haha Look can you see the syrup? Yeah Look at all of that I’m going to guess that is pineapple But who knows Mmmmm Is it sweet? It is very sweet You know what? It tastes like a sesame Sweetened sesame sauce Not like a soy base sesame sauce but like pure sesame Mmmm That is like so good So sweet And everything we’re trying so far has been really sweet So I kind of like that we’re getting a big of a sugar high this morning Okay That looks like a sweet pastry You can really taste the sesame seeds on the outside too I didn’t mention that but I’m sure you’ll be able to tell Mmmm You know what I mean about the sesame paste? Doesn’t that taste like sesame to you? And honey maybe? Yeah, it has got like kind of a sesame honey kind of taste in the middle It is good It is like a really dense bread Yeah And it is kind of flakey but oily at the same time Do you like it? Yeah So next up we’re having what I believe is the Shao Bing (燒餅 – 烧饼) so it looks like a sandwich but it is basically a wheat cake and it is stuffed with egg An omelette, chives Yeah, it looks like a sandwich Yeah Omelette sandwich And it is really sticky on top so I think it has like some kind of sweet glaze But let’s find out for sure You know what? I’m starting to realize that in Taiwan there is a major sweet tooth

A lot of the food is sweet and I’m enjoying that Is it? I’m really enjoying this Yeah Is it also savory too? Yeah, it is like a fried omelette so that is greasy and salty but then you’ve got the sweetness of the bread so it is a nice combination Mmmm Alright, my turn to try Mmmmm Oh wow Mmmm You know what this reminds me of? Like whenever I go back home and this is only about once a year my Dad will cook up a big omelet and we’ll have some healthy bread that has been toasted and usually I put like a bit of jam on the bread and then I put the omelet on top of the toast and eat it That is a weird combination but I’ve seen him do it And it kind of reminds me of this Like the sweetness of the bread and then the nice omelette It is just like a nice contrast in combination This last one is either Yutiah or Youtiao (油條 – 油条) please let me know in the comments We’re butchering these names I’m sure pretty fiercely Um, at first glance it kind of reminds me of a bit of a porras that we had in Spain Like those giant sized kind of churros like things Yeah And I have to say it is like super light in the hand It looks a lot bigger than what it is It is really flimsy and light So I’m going to give that a try So it is like a deep-fried dough stick and all we need right now is that thick Spanish hot chocolate and we’re set Oh Okay It tastes like a bit greasy and salty as opposed to being sweet And yeah it kind of a nice contrast to all of the sweet dishes we’ve been having this morning This one is a little saltier Yeah I’m going to try another bite And you know what? When they served it up to us they actually put it in the sandwich Yeah So I think you can probably put both of them together And it has got a like a kind of flaky buttery taste as well to it It is greasy on the outside and I quite like it Yeah So let’s reassemble that sandwich Have another bite why don’t you? Okay So now I’ve got like a monster sandwich Let’s try that Mmmmm It adds a bit of crunchiness to it Yeah? And a little more salt and greasiness Mmmm Okay Yeah, it doesn’t have a whole lot of flavor on its own I have to say It just tastes greasy Yeah And it is like really flaky and like light It kind of reminds me of a croissant a little bit but it is not something I would want to eat on its own I can see why she would put it in the sandwich But even better that cup of hot chocolate Haha That muddy Spanish hot chocolate As if we’re not getting enough sweets as it is Maybe you can dip it in the soy milk Do you think that is how it is done? Why don’t you try it? I’ll do it in yours Yours is warm Watch everyone is going to be shaking their heads Nooo That is way better That is way better? See That is how I would recommend having that I have no idea of just how you’re supposed to do it but that is how we’re rolling Yep You’re going in for another bite That is how we roll Maybe we’re creating something new in Taiwan I highly doubt it but Well that line is now wrapping around the building We had to wait twenty to thirty minutes It is at least two to three times as long now

That is probably going to take like forty five to an hour Sure glad we came when we did Yeah Come early! So are you feeling ready to take on Taipei after that breakfast? Yeah, I’ve got my sugar high I’ve got you know like my saltiness with the egg So I’m ready to go And in terms of price point that was a hundred and thirty five Taiwanese dollars so it worked out to just over two US dollars per person So really cheap, really tasty food And yeah, I can see why there is a big line And the one thing I wish we could have tried was something I think called Dan Bing (蛋餅) which is basically a pancake with the omelet stuffed inside We noticed some other people having that and we’re like ooh that looked good And I also saw people having some kind of porridge that I just didn’t know the name of it Yeah, anyways we ate enough I mean we’re full now but yeah there is other things to try though Yeah, so if you want to find this place straight out of exit five and here you’ve got the market You just go down this way up to the second floor and you’ll see the lines Yeah, and don’t forget to come early Yeah Greetings from Taipei, Taiwan Another day and another night market And we brought our appetite Today we are visiting the Raohe Night Market (饒河夜市) and they are renown for their street food If you want to have street food this is the one market you need to visit And earlier this week we visited Shilin market (士林夜市) where we got to try a few different treats Yeah But we’re on the lookout for more Taiwanese street food (Xiaochi – 小吃) It is all about the food tonight Let’s go eat Okay so we found our first snack of the night Before we even entered the market Yeah, so we’re trying a pork bun (胡椒餅) that was cooked in the oven And this is just freshly made so really exciting It is like pipping hot I can feel it warm in my hands And it was cooked in what resembled like one of those Indian tandoori ovens where the bread just sticks to the side That is really good And this is filled with pork and chives So I’m not getting a lot of pork on the first bite but it is very thick and condensed So very doughy Let’s see if we can get a better look Alright, so we’ve finally made it to the point where I can get some meat here Alright Mmmm Bite number two Oh yeah Nice big piece of pork A big piece of pork What? Is it ground pork? It is ground pork It is ground pork Mmmm The pork is a little bit sweet and also a little bit spicy But the dough is savory and salty It is a nice contrast It tastes really good And it was also really cheap It was only fifty Taiwan dollars which is I think about a dollar fifty A little bit more than a dollar fifty US So Sam got the giant pork bun but they also have options for vegetarians in the form of mini-buns So I’m going to try that one Look at it Yeah Covered in sesame seeds That was just stuffed at the bottom of our package So pretty cool There you go It is just the chives That is all that is in it That is your vegetable The chives The green onions Is it tasty? Really tasty And I like that it is a small bite And I like that is was a bonus We didn’t pay for it Or I feel like we didn’t pay for it It was just like stuffed in the bottom of the bag We like free things What is next? Okay, next we’re having something sweet so we stopped at Anna’s egg tart (蛋撻) And these are like the miniature egg tarts (蛋撻) that you might find in Portugal or Hong Kong or Macau Except these are like mini bites that you can just pop them right in Yeah, you can pop them in One each Mmmm How is that? That is really nice It is like creamy and smooth and custardy It is really good I’ll have this one too Hey!

Hahaha That is so mean I’m not sure this is going to be enough for Sam the giant Show us that tiny little Look at how small that is These are really mini When they said they were mini they weren’t kidding But I love these Like you’ve said I’ve had them in Portugal, I’ve had them in Hong Kong I’ve had them in Macau so really cool to try egg tarts here in Taiwan Yeah Big enough to fill a cavity, right Sam? Mmmm Oh man What do you think? That is really good The thing I really like about it is that it is really creamy and sweet I can tell that those are freshly made because it is still warm Yeah Mmmm And they were so cheap Flaky pastry How much did we pay? They were only twenty each So you’re talking like just over a dollar US for us to both have Maybe like a dollar twenty Really really good Nice little bite But yeah that is not going to fill me up Alright, let’s keep moving Red bean Okay (Speaking Chinese) And now it is time for a mystery sample that caught our eye but we have no idea what it is We’re being a little adventurous here We have no idea what this is It is cold in the hand And it feels kind of slimy And we got ten of these for thirty five Taiwan dollars so that is just over one US dollar So let’s just hop right in and try it Um, I think I heard him say red bean Yes, one of these are red bean And this was sitting on ice It looks like a dessert that was sitting on ice Mmmm Okay Sweet Yeah The red beans obviously has some sugar added to it And if I had to guess I think it is something the consistency is sort of like a rice cake on the outside Do you think it is like a miniature mochi ball (麻糍 – 麻糬), maybe? It could be It might be little mochi balls (麻糍 – 麻糬) Quality control Quality control Mmmm Is it passing quality control? It is I like it It is kind of like a I would consider it to be a little bit more like a dessert than It is definitely not savory It is sweet Good stuff My hand is actually freezing holding this bag because it has chunks of ice in it Um, but I’m going to try a different one Sam was having the red bean And this is another mystery one It is yellow I have no idea The lady was trying to explain what it was but I don’t get it We didn’t catch We didn’t catch it Does it taste like anything familiar? No? It has like the texture of bean paste Yeah White bean paste? Is there such a thing as a white bean? Hahaha I don’t know It is good though It reminds me a lot of red bean paste just different color But it is sweet And it is cold My hands are so cold right now So this next snack was purchased solely for its cute factor Let’s take a look in the the bag They’re like these little egg waffles (雞蛋仔) or pancakes shaped like a cartoon So here I’ve got Sponge Bob Square Pants Let’s see who else is in there We’ve got this is like a Pokemon That is a Pokemon I don’t really follow it I have no idea If you guys follow Pokemon tell us who it is And if it a Pokemon Hahaha This looks like a cow with giant nostrils No, that is panda bear

That is a panda bear Anyways let’s try it and see what it is like A cow with giant nostrils Nice Oh how is that? Okay So no filling whatsoever But it is super light and fluffy and it has like pockets of air inside Is it sweet? It is pretty nice This would be good with ice cream Oh, it is sweet Oh yeah It is like cake Fluffy cake Okay Sam, who will you be devouring tonight? So I’m going to bite in to Sponge Bob here Sponge Bob Square Pants Those are really good They’re freshly made That is what I’m loving about this night market so far Everything we’ve had has been pipping hot Freshly made Gotta love that And it was cheap too So we paid forty five Taiwan dollars for this one Which is less than one dollar and fifty cents US So and we got five We got five of them Yeah We’ll be snacking on these for a while Alright Please put the whole cookie deep in your mouth and chew it So what are you having Audrey? It is smoking Smoking cookie I have to put this whole thing in my mouth, chew with my teeth and not with my tongue Alright Woah! It is smoking out of your mouth Haha You look like a dragon Haha Is it good? It is cold It is ice Oh wow It kind of gets stuck to your tongue That is why they tell you to eat it with your teeth and eat it fast Because it wants to get stuck to your tongue So you probably just saw me try a smoking cookie We also got some ice cream from the same place This is called Smoking Molecule ice cream I got the bubble tea (波霸奶茶) flavor and this is the bubble tea sauce in a syringe An injection of it An injection Let me inject that He said do it slowly There we go That looks good And it has the pearls This is bubble tea (波霸奶茶) which I love Let’s see is this going to make me smoke as well? Like this ice cream is super cold It was so cold it was freezing I don’t know what they’re putting into it Let’s try Mmmm How is that? Ha! It is not making me smoke No smoke this time No smoke this time but the ice cream is really good It is dripping down the sides but it is tasty Mmmmm Yeah That place was a lot of fun It is kind of like a performance while they’re making your food Yeah, that is what I thought too I thought it was just fascinating to see how it was made and just it is such a charismatic performance and a lot of attention to detail A lot of fun It is called Cooler Bear (酷樂熊)

Yeah Definitely check this one out Yes One of our coolest things yet The sugar high continues Yeah, we’ve had a really imbalanced ah ratio of sugary things versus savory things so I think after this we’re going to have to hit up some savory stuff for sure Yeah Alright Let’s try that And it is also starting to rain here at the market Mmmm So you can probably notice a few droplets on the camera Oh that has got a nice really rich flavor It almost it does taste like bubble tea (波霸奶茶) but it also tastes a bit like a coffee flavor to me as well Yeah Yeah I noticed that too Did you notice that too? Yeah Mmmm Love that Love that stuff Even the spoons are cute They’re shaped like little hearts Yeah This is one my favorites so far Time to bring out the big guns Yeah, so this is the one we’ve been trying to hunt down for a long time This is fried chicken steak (大雞排) and it is so popular that there is like a order list So we’re just waiting for our number We’re 253 and the current order I think is 250 so we’ve got three more to wait for Alright Big meal for the big boy What are you having next Sam? This is the chicken steak (大雞排) and this thing is a behemoth Like look how big this is And look how thick it is I think it is fresh out of the fryer It is pipping hot Like it is actually too hot on my hands I have to put the plastic bag around it Yeah Anyways, without further adieu let’s try this Oh and we got the chili version of it too Yeah, the spicy one Don’t burn yourself on the wait Woah You can see the steam coming off Oh my gosh that is good Oh my gosh that is good How was that chicken steak (大雞排)? Pure magic? Pure magic It is so crispy on the outside It tastes like the crunch and then you also taste the spiciness – the chili But then the chicken is so thick and juicy on the inside It is like that contrast between crunchiness and juiciness And it is so good I love this I love this Mmmm So I don’t know if you can see this right now but seriously check out the chicken It is such a thick juicy cut I know You can just oh There is so much more generous than what I thought It is massive You’re going to like this Oh Hot? Mmmm That is so good The spicy coating on the exterior has got this crunch It is almost like you’re having chips Like crisps I know It is so so good And that is my favorite savory dish of the night so far How about you? Yeah this is one of the best things we’ve had tonight And the price was really reasonable Sixty five Taiwanese dollars So two dollars Yeah Two US bucks for that bad boy This giant piece of meat Like seriously that is really good value Imagine going to a restaurant and getting this much meat This much chicken Amazing It costs a lot more Value for sure So that is a wrap from the market for us

We’re going to call it a night and head back It has started pouring rain and it is basically just masses of people like bumping into each other with their umbrellas So we’re like okay probably time to call it quits But we have lots of snacks that we’re taking back with us And oh gosh just as we were leaving we made the most horrible mistake I wanted to order bubble tea (波霸奶茶) with milk and I got the original without milk so it is just black tea with tapioca balls But I think there is brown sugar too So it should be sweet Yeah But it is not what I wanted so I’m so disappointed But anyways that was fun We ate really well so I would definitely say this is a market worth checking out if you’re in Taipei (臺北市) And yeah that was good So if you want to check out this really cool night market in Taipei, Taiwan you’re going to come to Songshan station (松山車站) and then you’re going to take exit one and it basically takes you right there You just walk for like a couple of minutes and you’ll see the market right away Yeah, and you turn left There is a huge temple at the entrance Yeah So I mean you can’t miss it seriously Well good morning good morning Today is our last day in Taipei (臺北市) so we’re going out for a dish that we’ve been saving for last We’re going to be trying beef noodle soup (牛肉麵 – 牛肉面) and this is a super popular dish We plotted a whole bunch of places on our phone and finally settled on one So let’s go find Jian Hong Beef Noodles (建宏牛肉麵) Alright, so the food is already here It came out super quickly We ordered two bowls and this is a small portion but you know what? I think this is going to be pretty filling for one person Yeah I was kind of worried we wouldn’t be able to get a table because it is already eleven thirty in the morning So kind of close to lunch but there is still plenty of space so that is good Um, but yeah, anyways let’s have a look A closer look at the meal So here you have it So it is a noodle soup with a beef broth and these chunks of meat on top Those are really generous chunks of meat I know Yeah, it is a lot thicker than I would have imagined Yeah And the beef it can be tendon, brisket or shank And again I was worried this was going to be all tendon I’m not a huge fan of tendon so I’m glad to see like some really nice cuts of meat in here with not a whole lot of fat So yeah, I’m going to grab some chopsticks right here Lots of what appears to be chives Green onions as well Yeah, chives on top So let’s do this Let’s try noodles first I love my noodles Putting my noodles on a spoon perhaps Mmm That is good They look thick Mmmm They are quite thick yeah They are nice A little chewy They’ve been soaking in the beef broth so that is nice Let’s go for some noodles and meat now Oh my This is messy I do not have a talent for noodles and chopsticks My goodness Haha Why don’t you try the meat? Both of them Noodles and meat Okay So you’re getting the noodles on there Got the noodles Ooh, okay You know what? Let’s just go with the meat guys The chopsticks aren’t helping me today Mmmm Oh wow It is like really salty and savory Mmm You like that? Mmmm It is quite tender as well

Yeah, this has been cooking for a while This is good Pleasantly surprised over here Alright, time for me to try it so before I try the noodles or the meat I’m just going to go in for a bit of soup Alright, I want to see what the broth tastes like So I’ve got a nice big thing of broth Mmmm That is really nice It is not overpowering It has just got kind of like a nice beefy broth taste Yeah It is not spicy It is a little bit savory but yeah not sweet either Yeah But just really nice It is just kind of a light broth that I think will compliment the noodles and the meat which I haven’t tried yet Yeah, I would say the meat has a stronger flavor than the broth Because you think I’m going to go for the meat then next Mmmm Your right it does have a stronger flavor Yeah And this piece has a bit of fat A little bit of fat on it too Oh no It gives it I mean it is tender but it is also chewy It is very chewy Wait, was it fat or tendon then? It was just fat Okay A little extra flavoring Let’s try the noodles Mmmm Those are also good too I like thickly cut noodles so it is tasty And just yeah overall it is a nice soup You’ve got a light broth, you’ve got your meat and then you’ve got your thick noodles So it is perfect to warm you up on a fall day like right now Maybe a little less animalistic So I’m actually a little bit curious about this There is like a huge bucket of sauce It looks more like a paste An orange paste I can not identify this It looks like in terms of texture it almost looks like polenta but I mean obviously it is not Does it have a strong smell? It does not have a strong smell So let’s just get it in there and see what happens Let’s have some noodles with sauce This one has me totally stumped Although now I’m starting to feel it burn in the back of my tongue Oh my So spicy obviously? It is definitely hot I have no idea what other ingredients are here or what gives it that consistency or texture But it is definitely spicy Oh man It kicks in at the very end So I’m putting a pretty good dent in my soup I would say Already half way done Although, Sam has been helping to be honest Look at mine I’m just working on the broth

He’s been stealing some of my meat and noodles I have been But anyway just to give you an idea of how popular beef noodle soup (牛肉麵 – 牛肉面) is every year they have a festival here in Taipei (臺北市) and chef’s get together and they kind of compete to create the best recipe but also give it a bit of a twist and make it a little different Um, and apparently one year there were rumors circulating that the festival wasn’t going to happen and everyone was so upset and they were like protesting so the mayor was like it is okay guys He had to reassure them The festival will go on So I mean if people think they are not getting their beef noodle soup (牛肉麵 – 牛肉面) it is a pretty big deal I guess this means somebody enjoyed their meal Yeah, the bowl is empty Satisfied over here And in terms of price point it came to a hundred and ten Taiwan dollars So you’re looking at just under $3.50 US So yeah, good value It is a cheap meal that you can have and it is something you can get anywhere in Taipei (臺北市) Just walk around and you’ll find one of these shops and just go in and place an order That’s what we did Well good evening, good evening Tonight the street food adventures continue and we are going to be eating at the Ningxia Night Market (寧夏夜市) So this is our third night market here in Taipei (臺北市) and I feel like there is still a lot of Taiwanese street food we haven’t tried So we’re going to be on a mission to try a whole bunch of new stuff tonight Let’s check it out And we’ve already found our first snack of the night Tell us Yeah, so if you look down here we are having a breaded cheese and shrimp stick apparently Oh la lah And there is a lot of Taiwanese seafood snacks that we haven’t tried yet so we’re just diving right in to that tonight on our third and final street food video here Alright, so it is fresh out of the deep-fryer And I must say that holding it in the hand I mean it looks really skinny and maybe a little flimsy but it is actually fairly substantial Like there is a bit of weight to it in my hands So I’m really excited to try this Oh and they put some honey mustard on the outside Yeah, they had a few different sauces Like mayo and stuff So we decided to go with that Let’s just try it Oh, wow Look at that cheese Cheesy Mmmm That tastes quite a bit better than I thought it was going to Um, really crunchy on the outside and then of course you get the gooey cheese You can see it just like coming straight from the stick to my mouth Alright, so time for me to try this I didn’t get any cheese Have another bite Oh you got lots of cheese on that one Woah! Look at that Gooey gooey cheese My goodness It is mozzarella Yeah So what do you think? It is good It just tastes like breaded shrimp but I mean it is nothing fancy This could be like frozen shrimp out of the freezer and into the deep fryer Whatever But yeah, it is a nice little snack I’m hungry so I’m not complaining So I’m really excited for this snack I’ve tried it before and it has a few different names I’ve heard it be called a Chinese style pizza (蔥油餅 – 葱油饼) Yeah, or green onion pancake (蔥油餅 – 葱油饼) Yeah, so and really it is neither a pancake nor a pizza Um, it is kind of dark here so it is probably a little bit hard to see but I’ll open this I would compare it more to a roti It is like this fluffy um flatbread And look at that You can see the green onions in it Yeah, it has green onions and you can also get it with different fillings You can get it with an omelet Yeah, or you can get it with melted cheese Yeah, we tried one with melted cheese a couple of days ago When we were out on a little day trip and it was good Oh man How is that? This one has both Oh really? Yeah Oh, wow This is really good

Lucky us And it is really salty Really greasy Probably not the best for you but it tastes oh so good So it is my turn Let’s give it a try Woah Let’s not make out with it now I bit in to the egg and the cheese part like right where the biggest amount was So it kind of like urgh Sprayed me in the lip But that is really good Mmmmm I really like this and this is the kind of food that I could eat any time of day I could have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack Yeah And it is really cheap We paid 35 Taiwan dollars 35 so basically one US dollar Just slightly more than a US dollar So really good value and really cheap and we’re enjoying this right here on the street Alright, time to give it back Give it back So watching this next snack be prepared was quite the spectacle and a little bit scary Ha, so if you look down here you can basically see that it is cubed meat (火焰骰子牛) And it was cooked by what I like to call the flame-thrower Hahaha Yeah So he’s like grilling it but at the same time he’s using the torch to cook it faster Yeah, exactly And we’ve seen this at the other two night markets so this is something I’ve wanted to try and we’re finally getting a chance to do it So yeah, this is awesome So I’m just going to take my little stick here My massive toothpick and try it Mmmm That is really good Yeah Super juicy I wouldn’t call it tender It is a bit of a fatty meat Yeah But lots of flavor Don’t choke on it Pepper The ground pepper is getting stuck in my throat Oh man But yeah it is really good Really good I’m losing my voice Hahaha Oh man, you sound like the Godfather Okay, so time to try this The meat was a little bit fatty so I’m like trying to be meticulous Let’s see which piece will be the best Mmmmm You like that? It is very juicy but like you mentioned it also a bit chewy So yeah, it is not the softest meat (火焰骰子牛) but it is very flavorful And I like that we chose a simple dressing We just put black pepper and some sea salt so nothing fancy Yeah because you can get something like teriyaki and other things Oh and how much was that? This was a hundred Taiwanese dollars so just a little bit over three dollars And this was a small portion You can get bigger ones as well So initial thoughts from this market it is a lot smaller from the two markets we visited earlier this week Shilin (士林夜市) and Raohe (饒河夜市)) and this one is strictly food It is probably just the length of one block pedestrian only and yeah it is just little stands selling food, no clothes, shoes or anything like that If you want kids toys there is like a second block that continues behind us but there is no food there So we’re just sticking with street food for now And when I say pedestrian only I mean that bicycles and motorcycles still get through somehow I’m not sure why Ni Hao Papaya milk Small or large? Small please Okay, sixty Sixty Yep Ah yes Thank you Thank you Xie xie Xie xie So we’ve had a lot of savory treats so far so getting a little thirsty So we noticed a place selling papaya milk so we’re going to give that a try here Papaya milk I’ve never heard of that before Oh That is really good Yeah? Really creamy Is it milky or more fruity? Uh, it is about half and half To be honest You really taste the papaya You really taste the milkiness of it Um, I like that it is sweet but it doesn’t seem like that added a lot of sugar or any at all You taste the natural fruit flavor and the milk It is not overwhelming amounts of sugar like say in a milkshake so I like that It tastes more natural One more I like that Alright, so packaging is pretty cute We’ve got two little panda bears on top and they also had a lot of different flavors They had like apple milk, avocado milk and like a whole bunch of other fruits so we went for papaya This was Sam’s decision I’m not the biggest fan of papaya so we’ll see See if you actually like it or not? It is frothy Yeah It is almost like a milkshake It is but it is not as sweet as a milk shake Would you agree? Okay, that is not bad I mean I still don’t love papaya You would have got a different flavor I would have Which one would you have got? If they had strawberry I would have had strawberry But yeah, I like that it is very creamy and thick and frothy That is one good thing about the drink A different fruit would have made it better This one was my pick I saw they had baked potatoes And I ordered the double cheese potato (王子起司馬鈴薯) So she put what looks kind of like a cheese whiz Like a melted cheddar Yeah, and then on top parmesan And it looks like that might be oregano or some kind of spice There is a lot of cheese going on Yeah And this is like steaming It is pipping hot Piping hot Mmmm Is it good? Yeah Very cheesy Very cheesy It is nice And you can also get it with other toppings They had like ham and corn and whole bunch of other things to choose from We went for the double cheese We really like our cheese Mmmmm I really like this angle here because we’ve got a bearded red haired man right behind you Check it out Are you serious? Check the sign Haha My bearding abilities are not that good but I can eat well I can eat well So let’s try this *Cough sounds* We’re both choking on the potato I’m choking on the parmesan Oh Cough Alright, we’re good We’ve both recovered Mmmm What do you think? That is really cheesy Yeah I mean it is not the best quality cheese (王子起司馬鈴薯) but it does the job It does the job and I mean for the price point was it sixty Taiwan dollars So less than two bucks and it makes a good snack on the street So we are now ready to move on to dessert and we are having something called Coffin bread (府城棺材板) and I’ve been told this is a dessert that originated in Southern Taiwan in a particular city Can’t remember the name now Um but it is called Coffin bread (府城棺材板) because the toast is carved into a little coffin and then it is filled Look at that And you can choose all sorts of fillings We chose the tapioca pearls Yeah because and brown sugar because we just can’t get enough of that stuff Haha So yeah the toast was deep-fried and then afterwards they carved it The preparation was fascinating Yeah Alright, let’s give it a try It is nice thick toast too It is thick But you know what? It is smaller than what I was expecting I thought it was going to be like those giant square pieces of toast that are like super thick So let’s see So what say you? It tastes like deep-fried dough Hahaha Do you taste the tapioca pearls and the brown sugar? Not quite the strong to be honest It is mostly like the taste of the oil and deep-fried bread coming through So Not my favorite to be honest It looks really cool on camera but flavor-wise it is not my favorite Maybe with a different filling I’m going to let you try it now Let’s see what you think First impressions? What do your taste buds think? I feel kind of the same way you do Yeah I think it could use a little more of a stronger topping Yeah but maybe more brown sugar But the Coffin bread (府城棺材板) itself is good I would just like to see a different topping with a bit more sugar added More sugar That would also go good with ice cream too Yeah, maybe icing sugar on top or like more brown sugar inside the coffin Yeah because the tapioca, the pearls, it is just a little bit bland inside Yeah, I do agree with you about that Yeah, alright Well, most of the food has been a hit so far tonight but sometimes you just can’t win them all So final thoughts from this market We ate pretty well but in comparison to the other two we visited previously Shilin (士林夜市) and Raohe (饒河夜市)) I would say this one has a little bit less variety to choose because it is smaller so I prefer the other two What about you? But I feel like this one is a little bit more traditional so I quite like that I think I like it a little bit more than you but it is the kind of place where you just come for the food and the experience and it is very busy so I think it was fun I’d come back again but yeah if you go to the other two night markets which are bigger and a little more famous you do have more food options definitely Alright, Mister give us instructions How do we get there? So to get to this Taipei Night Market you’re going to take the red line You’re going to get off at Shuanglian (雙連站) Take exit one, take a left You’re going to walk down about two or three blocks and you’re going to see it on your left hand side You can’t miss it Alright guys, we are currently at Dongmen station (東門) here in Taipei (臺北市) and everytime we come here we are tempted by these amazing desserts that they have advertised all over the walls I’m going to show you what it looks like and then I’m going to tell you all about it So they clearly do not skimp out on advertising Like that entire station is plastered in ads for this dessert And apparently this is called Mango Iced Snowflake (Baobing – 刨冰 – 礤冰) And they have two shops right outside the station so let’s go eat Let’s go do it And like most places worth eating at here in Taipei (臺北市) there is a huge line but we’re going to go stand there anyway Alright, so our dessert has arrived And it is standing room only at this particular spot So they’ve got like this little bar outside where you just bring your dessert, you eat it here but check this out Yeah, because all of the tables are full I know it is packed with people and there is a huge line of people ordering So this is it This is the Mango Snowflake Ice (Xue hua bin – 雪花冰) It is a mountain Like this is huge And we went for the classic so it is just mango and panna cotta on top But I mean they probably have like ten different flavors with like strawberries and chocolate and red beans and you can choose anything really This is also called Ice Monster in some places as well Okay, yeah so there is two chains There is Ice Monster (芒果冰) and Smoothie House (思慕昔本館) We’re at Smoothie House (思慕昔本館) right now so let’s just dig right in Dig right in That is amazing Guys we’re sharing this Like apparently at this serving size is enough for two to four people Yeah, Sam was like we should each get our own Horrible idea That would have been awful That would have ruined dinner

Mmmmm Brain freeze Brain freeze Did you take too big of a bite? That is amazing The Mangoes are so sweet and ripe Yep Mmmm What else are you tasting though? Oh man It has got the mango has kind of this glaze almost Do you taste like ice? Ice and the panna cotta? Oh yeah You’ve got your ice Your ice mountain Mango flavored But seriously, the fresh mango that is like my favorite part so far It has got like this syrupy sugar that is amazing And I love panna cotta I love ordering this dessert whenever we’re traveling in Italy It is just so creamy and milky So yeah, I’m really really pleased with this dessert Mmmm Alright, so Sam finally gets to dig in You’ve had about five bites and I’ve had none So someone has to film and somebody has to eat I’ve got a bit of catching up to do here Okay, so I’m just going to try and get a bit of everything Oh wow The ice is melting a bit already I know you have to be fast with this because it just starts melting on the spot Okay, I’m going to get some mango So I’ve got a little bit of everything now Mmmm What do you think? Oh yeah, that is really sweet You taste You really taste the shaved ice, you really taste the syrup and the nice big chunks or mango Fresh mango It reminds me of something we had in Korea not too long ago called Sulbing (설빙) Yeah, which is their shaved ice dessert (Bao Bing – 刨冰 – 礤冰)) and yeah it is really good Um, I think I would enjoy this even more on a hot day as opposed to a cool one like this but it is still a lot of fun and still really enjoying it Okay, so how would you rate your first mango ice snowflake experience? That was really good Really filling We needed the two of us to finish that off We probably could have used a third spoon in there Yeah, I kept getting brain freezes like every second bite That stuff was so cold I know it was really cold Eating cold shaved ice on a cold day Probably not the best strategy in life but anyways yeah it was two hundred and ten Taiwan dollars which is under just under seven US dollars So I mean if you divide it by two people it is like three dollars and fifty cents Not bad Not bad value It is not the cheapest dessert but I think it is really good It is really filling It is one of the top 40 things you’ve got to eat in Taipei (臺北市) according to CNN Well there you go So yeah, it is worth trying and yeah let us know what you think when you give it a shot

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