Photos by MJ Klein
This memorable meal takes place in the beautiful southern Taiwan city of Tainan. Let’s get right into it!
This dish is bamboo salad. For those of you who live in areas where bamboo is not a popular dish, you don’t know what you’re missing! With a little Taiwanese style mayo on the side, this was an excellent opener for the dishes to follow.
A very Taiwanese dish – this is pan fried cabbage with a dash of hot peppers and plenty of garlic. I’ve heard some people say that they can’t imagine pan fried cabbage because they come from an area where cabbage is not prepared in this manner. I’m not sure why but most US based Chinese restaurants don’t offer it, but I’m here to tell you that this dish is incredibly tasty and also nutritious.
Tainan is known for seafood, and this dish is right from the ocean – deep fried oysters, a personal favorite of mine!
This grilled fish was cooked to perfection! It was moist and juicy, not dried out at all. Grilling fish is an art that is highly developed in Taiwan.
What might seem a bland general dish is this grilled pork. It’s anything but bland and boring! Just look how succulent the slices of pork are, as they have been grilled to perfection!
These are a southern Taiwan favorite – shrimp rolls. Crispy on the outside, full of shrimp flavor on the inside, this dish was made for beer drinking!
This last photo is our grill chef who prepared all these wonderful dishes!