Taiwan day 1-2: Hualien

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.

Pineapple bun with a slice of butter
One of the many pineapple buns to come. A sweet bread with cookie dough on the top and a slice of cold butter.
Streets of Hualien
The streets of Hualien
Garbage bin a zone
Not that many garbage bins on the street, just like Japan.
Chickies at K Show
Little chickies at K Show, a restaurant in a-zone
Udon pasta
Beef udon pasta from K Show. Enoki mushrooms go so well in noodles. It’s a nice bite.
Pine tree houes
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 don donmono
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.
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