Our first stop in Taiwan is Hualien. A city in the East next to the Philippine Sea. Close to Hualien is Toroko National Park, one of the prettiest national parks of Taiwan. Also the reason we came to Hualien. But today we checked out the city.
Our hostel host recommended a-zone, an old industrial area which has changed into a cultural area with handicraft shops, cultural performances during the night and restaurants.
Here are a few photos of the day.
One of the many pineapple buns to come. A sweet bread with cookie dough on the top and a slice of cold butter.
The streets of Hualien
Not that many garbage bins on the street, just like Japan.
Little chickies at K Show, a restaurant in a-zone
Beef udon pasta from K Show. Enoki mushrooms go so well in noodles. It’s a nice bite.
Taiwan was a colony of Japan in the past, so they have adapted a lot of culture from Japan. This building was a former Japanese military office. The building is covered between pine trees and has a good view of the sea.
Chicken, egg, onion over rice. Chicken don from Daisuki. They also added enoki mushroom in it. In the future I will also use enoki in my dishes. It gives a nice texture.