|The Taiwan Cultural & Traditional Games Festival had food stalls right by the entrance|
I managed to try the pancake ($5), which involved an elaborate performance that quickly drew in the crowds. First, the lady spooned some batter onto what looked like a crêpe pan, and swirled it around with a little paddle until it formed a large circle. Then she cracked an egg onto the pancake, spread it around, sprinkled chives and sesame seeds over the top, and flipped the sheet over. Onto the plain side, she pasted on sauce, put some crispy squares on top, folded the pancake into a neat packet, and cut it into pieces. Delicious as well as entertaining!
|Savoury pancake with egg, chives and sesame, freshly made in front of you within two minutes|
|Dragon's beard candy, with chopped peanuts and coconut rolled within fine strands of sugar|
My most surprising discovery was probably the "chewy corn" ($3). These cobs were larger than normal sweetcorn from the supermarket, and the purple, cream and yellow kernels were definitely chewy and not very sweet. It was tasty with butter and seasoning, though I don't think the texture would agree with everybody.
|Glutinous corn, optionally served with butter, salt and pepper|