Dajia Gourmet Travels

We・re at Rinan Station, famous for it・s bull・s eye window. And now, we・re headed for Dajia.
Here we are at Zhenlan Temple, what Dajia is best known for. Dajia has been voted one of the top ten small town destinations of Taiwan, and the main deity in Zhenlan Temple is Mazu, protector of fishermen and people who often travel.
In March of the lunar year, more than one hundred thousand worshippers come and join a big, loud and explosive pilgrimage that lasts nine days and eight nights, making this one of the largest religious events in the world. If you can・t make it in time to watch the pilgrimage, there are also other things to do in the town, and most of it has to do with tasty little treats.
We・re making the :イop紙,; a buttery, flaky pastry with a sugary filling that Dajia is also famous for.
Of course just a few cookies and cakes aren・t enough. So next we・re headed to the night market that starts outside the temple.
This pan fried vegetable bun shop is a good place to start. The sweetness and juiciness of the cabbage is enough to make me happy for a long time, but so much awaits my friend Josita and I.
Mung bean smoothie!
This is a mung bean smoothie. We・re going to do what everyone around here does and add milk to it. Josita・s even added tapioca to hers. Mmm, a little hard to suck up in the beginning, but it gets easier. Oh, it・s pretty good! But freezing! Let・s have some sweet taro dumplings with ginger soup next.
I had a lot of fun.
How so?
Because there are so many things to eat.
What was your favorite.
I had a mung bean smoothie with milk, that was good, really special. There are lots of really different things here. Wow, I really ate a lot!