You won’t believe how many times I got…
How was Thailand?”
Even the bank teller thought I said Thailand when I came in to exchange the TAIWANESE CURRENCY I still had… He then proceeded to give me the exchange rate for Thailand… Realized his mistake… And looked at ME like I WAS THE IDIOT. I smiled and “giggled” at HIS mistake… But all I wanted to say was:
And you’re as smelly as a dirty old dog-chewed sock… That is now lodged between two dumpsters sitting in the blazing hot sun… That haven’t been emptied in three weeks.
NOT THE SAME COUNTRY BUDDY.
Sure… They both start phonetically the same… And they might both be in the South East Asia region (although Taiwan is NOT considered South East Asia, if you want to get geographically technical)… AND they might both be known for their strange obsession with dried salted fish and rotten pig carcass… But NOPE. THEY’RE STILL TOTALLY DIFFERENT.
I am coming for you next Thailand.
AND @thefoodpervert & I are BACK IN THE #KITCHEN! It’s about time! 😉 however, before you #feast on this “three-fer” (3 #recipes in 1 #video)… I’ll be releasing our #behindthescenes #Taiwan #tour video!! STAY TUNED, it’s COMING TOMORROW! #Shockadong #ItsOnTaiwan #cooking #eating A photo posted by Geneviève (GiGi) (@gigieats) on
That being said… The recipes I am sharing in this post, that Tara and I made… Inspired by our trip to TAIWAN… May share the same confusion between Taiwan and Thailand…
This is because OUR recipes of Taiwan‘s staple dishes… Look the same… Smell the same and taste ALMOST EXACTLY the same as the dishes we were served during our six day excursion through the small country formerly known as Formosa.
But since they’re not 100% IDENTICAL… This still means you need to SUCK IT UP and get your tight derriere on that
claustrophobia inducing SPACIOUS and COMFORTABLE ( you may need 10 90-minute massages after these flights) 13 hour flight to Taiwan.
Really though… These three recreated recipes are meant to be used to EXCITE your tastebuds of what’s the come… When you navigate your way through this tiny yet culturally diverse country!
Take a bite or five out of this week’s VIDEO!
Grilled/Broiled Whole Squid
- 1 or 2 whole squid, cleaned
- 1/2 cup low sodium, gluten-free soy sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbs olive oil
- Rub whole cleaned squid with olive oil.
- If using a grill, simply throw on the hot grates and cook for about 10 – 12 minutes per side.
- If using a broiler, broil for roughly 25 to 30 minutes.
- After, or mid-way through cooking… Brush with soy sauce.
- Eat as is or top salad greens with this delicious creature from the sea!
Bacon Green Beans
Get ready for lots of bacon grease… Mmmm!
- In a non-stick pan, cook the bacon.
- When cooked, add green beans. Cook for roughly 5 to 10 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper as you stir.
- And that’s IT!
- 2 Whole Eggs
- 5 – 6 oysters (we used canned)
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tbs celery leaves
- 2 tbs cup chives
Grab your SKILLET…
- Whisk the eggs, adding salt and pepper.
- Place oysters in the skillet and add the eggs. Let cook for roughly 3 minutes, or until sides start to curl.
- As eggs cook, add celery leaves and chives.
- Fold eggs over, plate and top with the red sauce and more celery leaves!
SO TELL ME…
- Do you like squid tentacles?
- Say the word “tentacles” out loud… What is the next word that comes to mind? LOL!
- Which of these three recipes would you want to try first?
- Did you think I went to Thailand?
- When was the last time YOU were blamed for someone else’s idiocy?
- Who’s going to Taiwan for Christmas vacation?