Since I've arrived at the second trimester of my pregnancy, I've been trying to avoid long trips. That means fewer trips to the parents and the in-laws' - both in Central Taiwan. This time at the parents', my dad happened to have an errand to run. He asked if we wanted to accompany him to Puli. Since we had nothing else planned, we might as well. The reward was this meal! I was a bit puzzled at first... I wasn't sure if there would be a nice place for lunch. Little did I know, my dad had gradually become quite well acquainted with Central Taiwan!
These dishes were enough to feed the five +1 of us.
First up was this dish of braised pork. It was a nice dish to down the rice. Since I was not a big fan of fatty meat, I wasn't really into this dish. But the others really enjoyed the dish.
The rice was served in a bowl like this. Don't worry about it getting cold. You'll be done with it in no time at all.
This dish of fried large intestine fried with ginger was my sister's favorite! Again, not a fan of insides... So I completely skipped the dish.
A sudden craving for fried vermicelli suddenly befell. It was a bit oily... okay... very oily!! But it was very delicious!
I had quite a lot of it! Very tasty!
Hakka fry-up! Not bad either!
And veggies of the meal!
This dish of thinly sliced boild pork was, unexpectedly, the most disappointing dish.
There was nothing special about it. Or it might be because it was served at the end... and we were all too full to appreciate its taste?
A feast with the family! What more could anyone ask for?
It is customary for Taiwanese people to finish a meal with a bowl of soup. So, we ordered this pork and bamboo shoot clear soup to end the meal.
The soup, again, was very clear! I had a few servings of it myself.
A sweet soup of chia seeds was the complementary finale of the meal.
My dad wanted to come to Puli for some business with his friend. He tried to plan an entire afternoon around his errand, but after the meal, and with the heat... after he had finally finished his business with his friend, the only thing we wanted to do was to go home!!