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On Taiwan and Food Porn

Yes, I’m afraid that these are my awesome friends. And they are photographing an ice cream burrito.

Yes, I’m afraid that these are my awesome friends. And they are photographing an ice cream burrito.

Food Porn (noun). Definition: Gratuitous images of delicious food that make foodies swoon.

I hate this term, but I hear it all the time because all my friends are foodies. My Facebook news feed is a complete disaster, where I hardly see actual pictures of my friends any more but instead high-depth photos of what they are eating (and increasingly, baby pics — urgh).

To make matters worse, I am guilty of being a food pornographer myself. I can’t resist sharing a good steak picture whenever the opportunity presents itself.

I didn’t have any specific expectations of Taiwan before spending a week here with my wife and several awesome friends. I was pleased to discover that the country is really beautiful, with incredible natural geography, hot springs, and villages. Taiwanese people are also really nice, which was a pleasant contrast to the somewhat cold treatment I felt in mainland China.

But the food in Taiwan—holy crap, it’s good. And cheap. And good. For less than $5 USD, you can eat like a king in this country.

I’m going to do something now that I never expected to do on this blog, which is dedicate an entire post just to food.

If you’re a food lover with wanderlust, I highly recommend taking a trip to Taiwan. We were here for a week, but we could have easily stayed longer.

Here are some highlights from our grand Taiwan food tour.

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