Saturday, October 13, 2007
Treats from a Taiwanese Convenience Store
You know that you're in Taiwan when you walk into a 7-Eleven (or one of its competitors) and the whiff of tea eggs hits you in the face. Someone once described this as a horrendous looking cauldron of dark eggs boiling away at the front of the store, and indeed, it doesn't look pretty. But these are just eggs hard boiled in soy sauce and some tea leaves for extra flavor, thus making it quite a simple and savory snack.
I also found some more Calpis variants today. A quick glance at the bottle on the right looked like there was a vegetable-flavored one, as if V-8 met Calpis. My curiosity was piqued. But when I took my first sip, it turned out to be largely apple-flavored. Only then did I look more closely to realize that it was just an apple and carrot depicted on the label, the latter of which didn't really come through in the taste.
Finally, I found what appeared to be some mo far kor in a bag here. I didn't buy any, so I don't know how it tasted. But this didn't have that mysterious dude on the front either.
Digested at 12:56 PM
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