Monday, January 10, 2011

Giveaway - Taiwan Trip


It's been almost 2 weeks since I have been back from my vacation, and I am finally free from jetlag and fatigue (I think). Anyways if you didn't already know, I went on a 3 week vacation to Taiwan and had a blast. So let's begin...
Rode a 45 sec elevator ride to the top of the 'world' @ Taipei 101Saw the beauty of the city at night.Experience my very first International Flower ExpoWent for a ride in a glass cart of this giant Ferris wheel right in the city.Travel around the island, and experience the colorful culture it had to offer.Took a windy journey to the most Southern tip of island.Experience the passion from the people, and of course in awed by the dense populationEnjoyed the countless culinary delights along the trip, with proof here.and now left with a great impression and a longing for more, I shall be back... soon :)

I hope you enjoyed that short summary of my trip, more details coming soon. Before I continue to the souvenir which I brought back, I would just like to say thank you to my readers, and because of you, I feel a sense of accomplishment. I hope you will continue to enjoy what I have to share and any feedback is always appreciated.

Anyways, I really did buy some cool/unique souvenir for you guys. Have you ever heard of miracle fruit? If you haven't, you are not alone, because I haven't either until about 3 weeks ago. It's a little berry originated in Africa that changes the way you taste. A protein in the berry interacts with our taste buds and change the way we perceive the flavor of food containing acid. Here is a article from NYtimes that talks about it. (geeze, it's from 2 years ago, where have I been).

The tablet I bought is the concentrated version, where each tablet contain the extract of 2 berries. Of course, after purchasing this at the Flora Expo in Taiwan, we immediately wanted to try it out. One of my friend has volunteered to be film for his experience, so take a look.

Isn't that really awesome, or you can call me easily amused. Anyways, I will be including a few tablets of this in the giveaways below, so make sure you join for a chance to experience this.

I have 2 souvenir packs to giveaway. Here is the one for my blog:
It includes:
1. Matcha/red bean mochi
2. White chocolate Bueno
3. Taiwan collector's edition rice saki
4. 10 year anniversary limited edition creme brulee Hi-Chew
5. 2 Miracle Fruit tablets

The rules are simple, all you have to do is:
1. Leave a message under this post telling me which item in my Taiwan Street Food album you would like to try the most, and along with your email.
2. This giveaway is only open to readers in Lower mainland, or anyone who can make it here for the meet up :)

The 2nd set is for my facebook page:
It includes:
1. Green mango dried fruit in a tin shaped like Taiwan :)
2. White chocolate Bueno
3. Chestnut flavored milk candy
4. 10 year anniversary limited edition creme brulee Hi-Chew
5. 2 Miracle Fruit tablets

The rules are simple, all you have to do is:
1. Join my facebook page and leave a message under the Giveaway Picture Feed, telling me which item looks the most delicious in my Taiwan Street Food album.
2. This giveaway is only open to reader in Lower mainland, except for the miracle fruit tablets. Please see facebook page for additional info.

The winner will be drawn randomly through The giveaway will end on Friday (Jan. 14th) at 11:59PM. Good Luck everyone!


Boo January 10, 2011 at 3:07 PM

I would love to try stinky tofu. It's so hard to find in Vancouver. I found a place in LA that had it, well my nose brought me to the restaurant. ;)

Crispy Lechon January 10, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Hi Jenny, my favorite food is pork belly so I like the pork belly marinated in soya sauce that you had there in the Taiwan food album. I hope I win the prize.

Mike H January 10, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Hey Jenny,

that miracle fruit looks so cool! I want to try the lime so badly now! Going through your pictures, makes me miss TW food even more now. I'm from TW and didn't have the chance to go back this break. All I want right now is some good ol' dirty street food! The railway bento box in your pic and all the "lu rou fan" brings back memories =)

ceci* January 10, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Hey Jenny,

I've been a mostly silent reader, but I love your blog! Your entries are always interesting and your food pictures make me drool. Going through your pictures I'd definitely be most excited to try the shaved ice with those little creme caramel pudding jello things on top. (not the best description but thats what it looks like to me and it looks amazing!!!!!)

Chris January 11, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Great giveaway, and I am totally intrigued by that miracle fruit tablet. If I ever go to Taiwan, the first thing I want to try would be the oyster omelet, it looks great!

I hope I win!

Erica January 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM

oh totally wanna try green onion puff!! >_<
looks like a great street food :)

appleaudrey January 11, 2011 at 11:18 PM

I'd really like to try the soup bun! I've never even heard of it before, so it'd be cool to try it once I go to TW this spring break!

DesignGirl January 14, 2011 at 12:27 PM

<3 the Tiramasu...I would love to eat that!

Unknown January 19, 2011 at 11:34 PM

I would love to try the pork blood rice cake. I've never seen anything like that before (even though it reminds me of an ice cream bar...) Hope it tasted better than it sounds!

mcbass January 20, 2011 at 10:46 AM

i wanna try that miracle fruit so much now lol!!!!

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