Seeking Plain Food in a Gourmet City

My zealousness during the first week in Taipei, Taiwan landed me with some digestive discomfort.  I felt bad enough that I stayed away from the spicy and the spices in the past few days.  I must say that seeking plain food in a city that is known for delicacies of all kinds was pretty challenging.  So you be the judge on how plain the foods are.

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Steamed white rice with scallops, seaweed, carrots, and green sprouts

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Steamed white rice with grilled eel, sweet sauce, sesame, seaweed and ginger

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White rice in a stone pot served with cod roe, tea, seaweed, and green scallion

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Udon noodles in dashi broth with seaweed and mashed daikon

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Chinese buns.  One of my least favorite foods but it is simple carbohydrate and very plain. I was on this plus black tea for two days!!  I did not bother to take a picture of the buns I ate.  The photo here is from http://www.25011963.com/product.cgi.  I am sure their buns are very delicious for other people.

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No fluff white rice with little fish on top.

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pcorbanese

I am a New Yorker who flies home to Taiwan in the Summer. I absolutely believe food is one of the most pleasurable things in life. Hence, my chronicle of anticipated glorious food experiences.

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