The coconut pudding pancakes (or kanom krok) I just had are odd — tasty, but odd.
There’s a whole bevy of street vendors that pop up in the evening on a stretch of road across from the North Gate in Chiang Mai. There’s a lot of tasty food to be had here, but the most popular stall (by far) is Chang Phueak Pork Leg Rice.
The lumpia from Harga Lumpia Samijaya is basically the best spring roll I’ve ever had.
When I had the chendol from Penang Road Famous Chendol, the vendor across from it was closed because of Chinese New Year (Thanks, Chinese New Year, for making sure basically everything was closed during the bulk of my trip to Penang. Thanks. I was hoping that most of the places I wanted to try would be closed. You know, just to spice things up).
Ice chendol isn’t the most photogenic dessert ever, but man, it’s so good.
I recently found myself near the Lingya Night Market in the middle of the afternoon. I knew it would be closed, but I figured I’d walk through just to check it out.
It turned out there were a few vendors open, including a place serving up some very tasty-looking deep-fried goodies with an impressively massive line-up.
The Liuhe Night Market has been around since the ’50s, and whether it’s a fun way to spend an evening or an overpriced tourist trap is a matter of some debate online. I will say that I saw more white faces at that market than in any other place in Taiwan, so there’s that. But I also ate some tasty food.