Fish noodles are a big deal here, fish meat is rubbed into noodles as a means of extending fish crop preservation.
Here’s what the finished product looks like:
Jiguang Pie is almost identical to western bagels. Stuff the inside with some fried eggs and you have yourself a Matsu Hamburger. I went home with a bag of these bad boys and they were gone in less than 24 hours.
I’m not a big fan of seafood. At restaurants, I never order seafood, and if at someone’s house I just eat enough to appease whoever is hosting. I think I ate more seafood in my three days in Matsu than all of last year combined [not exaggerating].
Before we left, there were concerns that I would starve on the trip, however given that everything we ate was fresh, eating to my fill wasn’t much of an issue.
We encountered these small snacks on the way to Ciaozai Village.
I have nightmares featuring this dish, I’ve tried it in Changhua, I know it when I see it, no I don’t want any:
I think my next Taiwan but-not-really-Taiwan adventure will be to Kinmen. This of course is only if I can get time-off from work that doesn’t coincide with the holidays that everyone else in Taiwan is given off.