Just for fun: Taipei (food) + Tessa & Scott’s Music!

So, just to get people excited for Four Continents, I’ve decided to do a little research on Taipei, Taiwan (aka Chinese Taipei). So… rather than start with a really nerdy article on the history of how the island of Formosa became a pseudo-country, let’s take a look at a few other aspects of the country. So, I’ll begin with one of my favourite things: food. Apparently, this is what you need to eat whilst in Taiwan:

Pineapple Cakes

Bubble tea – this stuff is so much better in Asia than in North America. They use actual good tea and real fruit! I want some now… Also, bubble tea was invented in Taiwan. Amen for its invention.

Seafood-related dishes… including Japanese food! Taiwan is an island state so the seafood is fresh!

Hakka Lei Cha – The Hakka are an indigenous tribe that may have originated in North China but have migrated all over the world. Lei Cha is green tea with all sorts of ground nuts and herbs in it. Delicious warm or cold!

Taiwan has tons of cool tropical fruit. Try some fresh dragonfruit, rose or wax apples, papaya, starfruit, custard apples and giant watermelon (though it won’t be in season).

For more yummy Taiwanese food, check out this link!

Now to something skating-related. Taipei marks the return of these two:

And they will dance to these songs for their FD~!

I’m so excited!

~The Rinkside Cafe

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