My parents live close to Zhongxiao Night Market (Taichung). There are a lot of yummy Taiwanese delicacies that can be found there. But we're not that big of a fan of night market foods. So after I got knocked up, we ate at the night market even less. My mum, being a nurse, really didn't like us eating out so much. But unfortunately, we don't have a kitchen in our flat, and therefore it was difficult to eat home on a regular basis. Occasionally when we go to my parents', we'd eat at home. This douhua (soybean pudding/tofu pudding) place is the only place that we still approve of.
It's located at one end of the night market, close to Guoguan Road. One time, my mum found out that all the ingredients were cooked by themselves. My mum realised that they were quite insistent on the quality of their ingredients and decided that it was something we could continue to patronize. That's why even with my pregnancy, my mum didn't nag me about not watching out what I'm eating!
I often spend a lot of time deciding which flavour to get. I really like their tapioca balls (better known as the pearls in bubble milk tea). I also enjoy the peanut flavour also. However, we were there too early that day, so the tapioca balls weren't ready, yet. So, I had their peanut douhua instead.
They don't put too much ice in there, but the syrup tasted just fine. I didn't have to wait until all the ice melted to dilute the syrup to get the perfect taste.
The peanuts were cooked just right - not too soggy.
This is my mum's favourite - mung beans.
And my dad's favourite - red beans.
It has the traditional douhua flavour that everyone can easily fall in love with.
It's the kind of douhua place that we often patronize whether in the heat of summer, or in the bleak of winter! Now, I'm recommending it to you as well.