Monday, August 11, 2008

Tonghua night market

This is just one of the many night markets in Taiwan. This one is known for selling clothing. It is really close to our apartment here in Taipei, so we go there often.

I think all night markets are known for food, especially the famous 'stinky tofu' which yes, is really stinky. I kept thinking, "Why did Nate take his shoes off?" then realized the stench was coming from our food. Despite what the 'bizarre foods' guy says, it really does taste as bad as it smells.
Here is some more night market food. From this stand we ate the chicken hearts and chicken butt. Not bad, if you don't think about it while you chew.

This is a 'bing' stand. I think it is the chinese version of a slushee, you choose 3 or 4 items, and they put your selections in crushed ice. The selection varies from bean to fruit and our favorite are the little chewy jelly-like balls that squish nicely in your mouth. And yes, I'm sure they aren't fish eyes.

This is a video of Evan and Leone fishing for shrimp at the night market. Nate was trying to take a picture, but he had the camera on video, and he couldn't figure out why it wasn't taking a picture; he had no idea he was filming. You can hear the annoyance in his voice as he tried to figure out the camera. Anyways, we caught some shrimp and they barbequed them up right there, poor little shrimp.

Nothing 'shrimpy' about this shrimp!

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