I honestly can’t remember the last time a meal made me so profoundly sad.  The food in Taiwan is so good, and you can’t walk more than a block or two without stumbling upon several restaurants serving something that looks amazing.

The Taiwanese version of McDonald’s, on the other hand…  Yikes.  It might be the worst food I’ve had at McDonald’s since starting this blog, and that’s really saying something — I’ve had some pretty atrocious meals courtesy of old Ronald McDonald.

Some dishes that you eat while traveling are good, but they take you out of your comfort zone.  The taste or the texture is unfamiliar, and you need to eat a few bites to even decide what you think of it.

On the other hand, there are dishes like the grilled pork rice at Yongle Shao Rou Fan.  It doesn’t ask anything of you but to enjoy it.