How do you describe this?
Americans Try Taiwanese Food
For those of you who don't know, Taiwan does not play when it comes to food. So, I thought it would be fun to invite some of my friends who've never had it before and see what they think of it.
I don't think I've ever had Taiwanese food.
I've had Chinese food.
Probably had it once without knowing it.
This is root beer.
I wanna put ice cream in it!
It's like bubble gum.
Bubble gum...some apple juice.
Bubble gum soda?
Yeah, a little bit like a cream soda?
A little...like, it's very, very sweet.
This looks like Korean pancakes.
It's very buttery.
There's oil in between every layer of this.
I would dip it in sauce.
Yeah! There's, like, flaky layers!
I feel uncomfortable watching you peel it open.
I'm digging it. It reminds me a lot of, like, latkes.
Every culture has something like a tortilla.
This definitely tastes Asian as f***, though.
Is that garlic?
Is it just straight up cloves of garlic?
It doesn't have, like, the spice taste that a lot of sausages have.
You don't like it?
No, no, it's not that I don't like it. I just haven't tasted this before.
It's kind of sweet.
But it's, like, a good sweet.
I don't get it, because sausage is ground up, but this doesn't look ground up. It looks like it was ham.
I love the garlic with it.
I'm not mad at this.
The garlic is strong.
I love garlic, but it's a decision to eat straight garlic.
Yeah, I'll eat that.
Beef Noodle Soup
Oh my God...noodles.
It smells so good.
Is this bok choy?
Funny, because when I eat that kind of food, I never eat the cabbage.
Why don't you eat the cabbage, YB? It's great!
I really like this.
Refreshing and nature-y.
This is definitely, like, a lighter dish you would have.
It's not too salty, and it's not too sweet.
It's good, you know. It's beef noodle soup.
The thing with pho is that the beef gets overcooked.
Yeah, I gotta take you to better places, then.
Braised Pork over Rice
Oh my gosh...
This is like bulgogi.
Yeah, I was about to say this looks kinda like bulgogi.
Taiwanese food is really similar to Korean food.
Oh my gosh... Yes!
I love dishes that have multiple animals in them.
It almost melts in your mouth because it's so...it's just so soft.
As a kid, I always ate rice and I always hated eating rice because then I'd always have to, like, mix it with the meat and stuff like this. But this is, like, drenched in, like, its own sauce.
So, How Did It Go?
Yes...all the way!
There weren't, like, a million ingredients in each thing. There are, like, three to five ingredients in every dish, but they work very well together.
Just like a few ingredients all happily chilling together in your mouth.
A-plus-plus—get you some Taiwanese food or get you someone who knows how to make authentic Taiwanese food.
- 「當談到...時」- When It Comes To
For those of you who don't know, Taiwan does not play when it comes to food.