Here is part 2 of our adventures in Danshui, Taiwan. For part 1 click here.
Coffee 83. We were enticed when we saw the coffee roasting machine out front and packed store inside. Since it was late afternoon already, Irene and I decided to skip coffee and instead get a milk tea to share instead. Irene had a hard time ordering since the names were quite different but we got a nice cup of milk tea. The flavor was quite strong but they only had white tapioca balls instead of the usual chewy black ones.
Fried Wonton Rolls. A stick consists of 3 pieces of fried wonton rolls , costing NT15 (P23), that the seller hands to you hot and freshly fried. There are two sauces available, one sweet and the other spicy, I think you can guess which one I picked, I got the brush and proceeded to lather my snack with the sweet sauce and bringing it to the other store where the others were waiting.
The others were waiting for me in the fishball shop, located beside the fried wonton roll stall.We saw a lot of people ordering the fishball soup so we decided to follow suit. We definitively made the right choice, the fish balls were quite big and crisp. There is also a nice amount of minced meat in the middle, so be careful eating this as the inside is very hot.
The last stop before heading back is a trip to the Sanrio store.Lauren got some Hello Kitty stuff, while Irene and G was busy browsing the My Melody area.
Danshui Old Street. Instead of exiting from where we came from, we veered off to the Danshui old street, a pedestrian only area filled with more shops and food stalls.
I had chicken chops at this stall, uncut they were as big as my face. The server will cut them into small pieces for easier consumption. I also tried an order of plum juice to go with the chicken. I was pleasantly surprised that I loved the drink, refreshing while having a nice slight tangy taste.
Lauren then spied a Spongebob Squarepants stall, apparently it was selling bread snacks shaped like the characters from the show. Lauren immediately wanted some and enjoyed the chocolate flavored bread snacks.
Irene saw these green colored drinks, and was surprised to find out it was sugarcane juice, her favorite. It seems that their sugarcane juice is really green in color compared to the brownish ones available here. Irene said it had a smoother and less sweet taste.
Our final food purchase was this ice cream cone (NT10 or P15) for Lauren. This is the smallest size available and it already covers almost the entire length of Lauren’s face. Lauren liked it a lot as she is an ice cream monster like me.
With all the food we have consumed it seems we missed some of the more popular ones from Danshui like the Ah-gei, a tofu like snack with vermicelli inside and the iron eggs, which we saw but did not appeal to us.
I think a trip to Taiwan should include a return trip to Danshui, next time we’ll make sure we arrive a little earlier to add some sightseeing to our snacking and shopping.
I definitely recommend a side trip to Danshui, if ever you visit Taiwan.