I no longer think Taiwanese food is bland. I do, however, think it’s scary. Just, a large part of the ordering process involved figuring out what we would find edible, much less tasty. That’s scary to me. Yeah, Korean has its own share of scary food items, but if this restaurant is any indication, in Taiwanese food the fear factor just seems more pervasive in the menu and more commonly eaten. I mean, even Henry didn’t like one of the items we got (pig ear. Can you hear me now?).
So Taiwanese food: mostly positive. Not sure I’d go without a native though.