There were several stations of food. Foods served cold. Fruits. Foods served hot. Noodles. Soup. Steamed Buns. Desserts.We were surprised to learn that so many products were made with soy. There were trays of food that resembled meat or fish, but were actually soy-based. It was really quite interesting to see how versatile and ornamental soy could become.
|Clockwise: Fruit, Vegetarian soup, A variety of steam buns, Soy made to look like fish, and desserts made with no egg (center)|
|Clockwise: Chinese bittermelon and okra, Chou doufu, succulents (some with eyes and mouths!)|
After visiting the park, we strolled through the day market. The day market was very similar to the night market, except it featured more fresh produce and meats. It also had a wide selection of cooked foods including meats. I was told that people would buy these cooked foods and take it home so that all they would need to do is cook rice in their own kitchen. The variety of foods prepared and served was amazing. Imagine walking to the market every morning to select the already prepared meals for the day! After strolling through the market, we rode along the northern coastline, observing the effects of the typhoon. It was quite overcast, but with exception of debris along the beaches and pathways, the coast seemed almost untouched by the massive amount of rain.
|Clockwise: Day Market Entry; Bread; Meat; Grocery|
|Northern Taiwan Coastline|
|Shimen Wedding Plaza|
|Sunset in Tamsui|