Two restaurants that we dislike are Korean and Taiwanese restaurants. I dislike Koreans for their sweetish foods and those super salty kimchee. As for Taiwanese foods, well, they are boring. Bland. I know Taiwanese street foods are a lot more interesting but not those chain Taiwanese restaurants we have around here.
Mangoes on shaved ice. The shaved ice is rough and what you get is a bowl of mangoes and ice. Ish, I got toilet run after this bowl of thing because my kid only ate a few mouthful and I had to finish it.
Two beef balls in some horrijible tasting soup that is neither bak kut teh style nor gu bak koay teow style. Just plain, bitter tasting herbs.
And this is the most boring part of Taiwanese noodle. They just love to put mountains of carrots and cucumber. Usually these two veges are more than the actual noodle. I hate both vege but if you take them away, there is almost nothing to eat.
So, yeah, Taiwanese foods are blek. Don’t hate me. I haven’t been to the more expensive Taiwanese restaurants because if this is what is served by the chain of Taiwanese restaurants, I don’t think I want to try more expensive version of carrots and cucumber mountains. And moreover, I saw one Taiwanese restaurant advertising their live prawns steamboat. They give you a bunch of live prawns to dunk into hot, boiling water. Ouch, ouch, ouch…..If I am going to eat prawns, at least save me the sin of torturing and killing them (from the Buddhist point of view, i.e.), let the fishermen and chefs do it.