With the first draft of my second article completed I am now onto new things. The task for me this time is collecting the contact information of various reporters from different news websites that would be interested in covering the startup. A tedious task but important nonetheless.
Outside of work I’ve been trying many different new foods. Taiwanese people eat foods that are completely different from people from Western countries so I’ve had many new food experiences. Taiwan is famous for their night markets – I’ve been to over five different ones so far. Out of all the street food I’ve tried, Spring onion pancake is definitely my favourite. In particular, the ones sold at Luodong Night Market in Luodong Township, Yilan County which is an hour’s train ride away from Taipei. They’re very famous for their spring onion, and I can see why.
If I were to choose the most interesting food experience though, I think the ice-cream and peanut wrap found in night markets tops the list. It’s not super weird or anything, I just think the food itself is a interesting combo of savoury and sweet. It is ice-cream, peanut powder and coriander wrapped together and it tastes surprisingly good!
Taipei is not a great tourist city such as in the case of Beijing or Paris, but it is a great place to live (if you have a decent income) much like Ann Arbor. The food, the people, the more laid back way of life (compared to Mainland China) makes me what to stay longer. I’m definitely going to miss this place when I leave…