Tried something that I haven't tried in Taiwan before. On one of the nights, I went to eat 快炒 (kuai chao or quick fry) with my relatives. It's basically a really casual restaurant (like very) where everything you order is $100 NT (or $3). The style is very tapa's-esque, but just super cheap. The seafood is all outside ready for you to pick and be cooked. And you usually order draft beer and just get drunk with dinner.
I don't know if this is something new or i just never knew about this, but this type of Taiwan draft beer is delicious AF. The one below shows "18 days" to represent that the beer is within 18 days old.
Considering the meal was relatively cheap, the food was actually amazing. There's like stinky tofu, thousand year old eggs, salmon chin, tofu stir fry, green beans and fries, bamboo, etc.
For those of you who have visited Taiwan, I'm sure you know about how different 7-11 is from the U.S. The 7-11's here in the U.S. tend to be kind of jenky, but the ones in Taiwan are more catered to the more well off people. Also, they sell meals that actually delicious there.
One morning, I purposely went to 7-11 just to buy myself a black rice burrito and brown rice milk, and I devoured my breakfast outside the store :)
LOOK AT THE PRICES MY GOD (divide everything by 32 to get to $USD).
lmao talk about being vague .. "special chili sauce"
Similar to NY, Taiwan has a bike rental system, where you can rent a bike from bike systems along certain roads and ride to your destination. Then you'd drop off your bike at the nearest bike system closest to your destination.
The one time I went to the gym on this trip, I used U-Bike for the first time. It's soooo convenient. But I pretty much had a work out just getting to the gym.
Lastly for today, I have to show one of the coolest breads I've seen at a bakery. Literally a slice of bacon on top of a piece of bread, topped with melted butter.