Having Pho in Taipei – Where Supply Meets Demand

What about food from Vietnam?  There has been an insurgence of cuisines from Vietnam and Thailand in the recent years.  It’s unclear to me exactly why that is but this trend appears to follow the number of the brides the Taiwanese men import from Vietnam and Thailand.  Ok, I know I sounded a bit judgemental just now.  To be a tad less biased, I should also mention that there seems to be an insurgence of western cuisines with the number of Taiwanese women who married white men and brought them back home.  Aha, now I am just discriminating everyone Taiwanese regardless of gender or their spousal choice.  Who am I to judge other people’s happiness?  This is globalization where supply meets demand.  Love comes in all different forms.

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Love this bowl of pho (cooked beef) with glass noodles.  You can add all the condiments, ranging from fish sauce, white vinegar, chili, to soy sauce of various darkness.

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Love this bowl of noodles in a slightly different way – love the raw beef (pho done  the right way) and the regular thin noodles.

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Tender love for this bowl of noodles – it’s chicken with chicken broth.  Nothing too special but comforting.

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Love love the stewed seaweed (Kombu) with green scallions.  Love the iodine and the umami it gives.
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Love the softness and the hardiness of the daikon.

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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.

5 thoughts on “Having Pho in Taipei – Where Supply Meets Demand”

  1. It is funny how there are many men in Taiwan married Vietnamese women, but Vietnamese cuisine is still not one of the most popular cuisine in Taiwan. I actually didn’t fall in love to pho until I moved to Canada!

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