Last weekend, there was a Taiwan festival held in Taiwanese Community Center in Houston. We are not from Taiwan, but we love Taiwan style food.
It was cloudy, not too hot nor coo, perfect day for hanging out with friends.
We purchased the tickets first which were sold in group of ten, and then bought food, drinks and entertainment with tickets.
I was really surprised by so many people gathering here. I didn’t realize there was such a large group of Taiwanese in Houston area.
There is a really long line in front oyster omelets stand. We were standing in line for 10 minutes until I finally got a look at what it was like... I decided to switch to sausage stand.
Sausages were really good. They were savory, sweet, crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. It is totally different from Texas style sausage. If you never had one before, give it a try. You might fall in love with it, like I do. O(∩_∩)O~
Taro and sweet potato balls on shaved ice
Besides taro and sweet potato balls, there were black jelly, red beans and sweetened condensed milk.
Got to get a bit of everything in a bite O(∩_∩)O~
e were standing in line for popcorn chicken and egg waffle. They were both typical Taiwan food.
Popcorn chicken was hot, very crunch and crispy on the outside but still juicy on the inside. Fried basil was a really nice touch.
Egg waffle was made to order
Batter was poured
Filling was added. I picked chocolate. The other two options were original and Oreo.
Trimmed the edge
Egg waffles needed to be cooled on the rack after they were done for crunchy shells.
Slightly crispy and crunchy on the outside, soft and runny chocolate on the inside. It was one of the best egg waffles I have ever had, even better than the ones we had in Toronto Chinatown which was famous for its authentic Chinese food.
What a shame Taiwan festival is only held once a year. I sincerely hope it happens once every week! O(∩_∩)O~