Sometimes, you’ve gotta roll with the punches. The plan was to go to Xing Long Ju, a very well regarded breakfast joint in Kaohsiung. A little bit too well regarded, it turns out — the line was bonkers.
One thing I’ve noticed about the food in Tainan: it’s noticeably sweeter than the cuisine in Taipei or Taichung. Most of the things I’ve tried here have been at least a little bit sweet.
Ah Song Gua Bao is a good example of this: they sell pork buns, and they’re distinctly sweeter than the version I had in Taipei.
It’s hard to go wrong with a night market. It’s basically just food, food, and more food. One of the more popular ones in Taipei is the Raohe Night Market, and one of the more popular stalls in that market sells pepper buns that everyone agrees you need to try.
So of course I tried it, and yep: everyone’s right. It’s quite good.
There’s a dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong called Tim Ho Wan that both has a Michelin star, and is delightfully affordable. So as you’d expect, it’s insanely crowded. I mean, look at that madness in the photo above.