Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fast Food Taiwan-Style

One of the most frequent questions our team has been asked is about the food. Yes, almost 100% of what we ate was local Taiwanese food. Only once did we eat as a team at McDonald's and that was in an emergency situation, a story for another blog...
When we visited Taipei 101 (the tallest building in the world), we enjoyed walking around the food court and comparing it to American food courts. We found that most fast food restaurants had variations of food for their local customers. McDonald's - called "My Dung Lao" in Mandarin - served green tea. Domino's Pizza offered giant shrimp pizza.
And this submarine sandwich shop offered a fruit sub!
One part of Subway's menu says "Local Favorites."
We found very little fried food in Taiwan, but it appears that KFC fried chicken is gaining popularity there. So, even though it was available, we avoided eating American-style fast food and instead ate local dishes - lots of seafood, pork, noodles and delicious fresh fruit and vegetables.

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