What is it about food that gets people talking? It sparks instant conversation and curiousity. Especially if it’s a vendor selling cups of mild to spicy fried snails by the cup. There must be some health benefits to eating these rather rotund snails, which come in cups of small, medium and large sized snails. I just haven’t figured out what the attraction is yet!
Street food is always interesting, no matter what country you’re in, but Taiwan seems to stand heads above the rest when it comes to weird and mind-boggling street snacks. I am constantly amazed at the variety of snacks that are available at any time of day throughout the island of Taiwan. Street vendors bring new meaning to the term, ‘fast food.’ Street food is a way of life here, as the hustle-bustle world of Taiwan sometimes leaves little time to sit and enjoy a full length meal.
Taiwanese street food is a wonderful way to sample a little bit of Taiwanese culture, especially if you’re the daring type. It’s always an adventure, whether you are trying to satisfy a craving for the exotic or whether you’re just interested in gawking at all the oddities!