Getting your groceries here in Taiwan is so efficient! It’s pretty similar to a farmer’s market in America, but everything is much cheaper in Taiwan and there’s an abundance of delicious and exotic fruits and vegetables. There are so many farms and plantations here, many of which you can see as you are just driving down the street. Most farmers just plant these fruits and vegetables in their backyard or land and just bring them to the streets to sell.
The bamboo here is SO GOOD. Generally when I eat bamboo in America, they always come in cans so I’m pretty excited about the fact that I can eat them fresh.
Plenty of vegetables for your viewing and tasting pleasure.
Bitter melon…not exactly appetizing in my opinion but it’s pretty popular in Asian cuisine.
Lychee! The ones in America are so much more expensive…so when I come back to Taiwan, I go crazy. But apparently if you eat too many lychees, you’ll get a nosebleed (not exactly sure why).
The lighting in this picture is weird but this lady was hand making all of her dumplings…hard work!
Dragonfruit…also very popular!
They make their own tofu-seeing the process of everything just makes me appreciate all of the food on our table even more.
After walking through the marketplace, I’m somehow much more thankful for all of this delicious food. And thankful for my grandma’s awesome cooking and also thankful for being able to sit down with my grandparents and share a lovely lunch with them.
Taiwan has been treating me great (besides for those darn mosquitoes)! I miss my dog and my friends back in America, but Taiwan is also my second home, and I’m loving it here. Hope you are all enjoying your summer as well.
Thanks for reading, have a lovely day! ♥