A selection of interesting foods and beverages, which might already have figured somewhere else in the blog.
In reverse chronological order with the description on top:
Completely black chicken (Although I did not buy, try or even touch it)
Persimmon fruit (Thanks Jenny!, It’s “Kaki” in German, btw)
Cookies! A gift from the wonderful Sophie, who cares about my energy level during the grading of the mid-term exams
Special Hakka tea: Lei Cha (green tea with ground sesame, peanuts, oolong leaves and matcha powder, also great as ice cream)
Green tea ice cream
Bavarian style lunch at FJU Oktoberfest
Night market: Fish-shaped waffle with milk-cream filling
Night market: Aloe Vera (also available as juice)
Ice cream – made by the food science department at FJU, I went to cash in my gift coupon with Yuria from Japan
GERMAN BREAD – EVERYBODY REJOICE
Golden Bread Spread, a type of… garlic mayonnaise?
Cheese plate and German-style Festbier at Gordon Biersch (Thanks for taking me, Andrew!)
Jasmine tea jelly
Plum juice! Really tasty. The plum blossom is Taiwan’s official flower, btw. For Germany it’s the cornflower or Centaurea cyanus, although I feel the oak is the sturdier national plant. I also found – lo and behold! – asparagus juice the other day. I… have not been brave enough to try it yet.
AMAZING veggie and noodle soup: pick the stuff you want, put it in a basket and have it boiled and spiced up
Xiao long bao (steamed dumplings) at Din Tai Fung
A type of sweet bread from El Salvador (Thanks William)
Take away from the cafeteria next door (I really like their selection of veggies, egg dishes and tofu):
Grilled sticky rice with black sesame seed sauce, sweet and delicious
Honey melon ice cream (tastes like actual honey melon was involved in the process)
Moon cake of the mocha variety
Bubble tea (tastes like chai and replaces at least one meal), a treat from the lovely Jenny Lee