Night markets are a big deal in Taiwan. All the major cities have them every night and they are packed with people! They’re filled with food and clothing, jewelry, electronics, pretty much anything you could want, you can get at a night market for pretty cheap. If you ever go to Taiwan, night markets are a must do!
Penghu usually doesn’t have a night market, but for about one month each year, we get one! It’s not huge like the ones in Taipei or Kaohsiung, but there is food and games, and it’s pretty fun. We went on Saturday night and got some yummy food! French Fries, curry wraps, and crickets!
Yep, you read that correctly, crickets. There was one stand selling crickets and we decided that we had to try them! They didn’t taste bad, but it was still kind of weird to be eating a bug (especially feeling their legs inside your mouth). Anyways it was fun and a little crazy, just what you would expect from eating an exotic food, right?
Last weekend, our city hosted a marathon, we didn’t run, because we all know how I feel about that. Instead, we had a food marathon! Friday night we made dumplings with some Taiwanese friends, and Saturday we made Hamburgers with some American friends. I have to say, it was so much better than an actual marathon.
Dumplings are my favorite Taiwanese food. They’re so yummy, and always make for a quick meal. Friday night, our friend brought over the ingredients, and we all got to make dumplings and then eat them of course! We made so many dumplings! Nick estimates we made around 70! We fried some, boiled some, and froze some for later. 🙂
Hard at work.
We had the vacuum handy.
Proof that Nick does the dishes occasionally.
Hamburgers are Nick’s favorite American foods, and unfortunately where live in Taiwan, a good burger is hard to come buy. The best our city has to offer is McDonalds, and if you ask Nick, that is a sad excuse for a hamburger. In order for Nick to get his burger fix, we made hamburgers ourselves! We invited some of the other American teachers in our city, and they were just as happy as we were to have a taste of home. Unfortunately, I was too busy making and eating burgers to take any pictures, but just take my word for it, they looked and tasted delicious!