Foreigners always hold paradoxical expectations about Taiwanese foods. Some are love at first “taste,” while others never resonate.
That’s why a recent video filmed by Youtuber lexww, or Alex, featuring his sister Stacy and an American exchange student Nicole, showed them trying to figure out if various dishes in a beef noodle soup restaurant would be able to tickle foreigners’ taste buds.
First up was braised dried bean curd. For foreigners, dried bean curd appears to be a variety of tofu. Both Stacy and Nicole argued that the dish did an average job.
The next in line was century egg with tofu. Many foreigners don’t particularly admire this dish.
Nicole’s impression about century eggs had been unfavorable before, and this taste test was no exception. She considered the texture of century eggs to be unduly creamy.
Stacy also said she wasn’t a fan of the dish, despite the fact that she believed the egg smelled appetizing.
Both of them weren’t attracted to the uncooked tofu in the dish either.
On the contrary, Alex claimed he is a fan of century eggs and always orders them with tofu alongside dumplings or beef noodle soup.
The third dish was wontons. The delicious aroma of this dish received positive feedback from the two and garnered more approval after they tasted it.
Then came the highlight of the day — beef noodle soup. Stacy and Nicole first savored the “clear-broth” beef noodle soup and applauded it for its uniquely light flavor.
As for the “spicy-broth” one, Stacy regarded the spicy flavor as excessively sharp, whereas Alex and Nicole appreciated the flavor at first but were surprised by the strong aftertaste.
All three enjoyed the texture of the noodles, and unanimously championed clear-broth over spicy-broth.
In the video, wonton was the most highly rated, beef noodle soup fairly commendable, and century egg with tofu got the wooden spoon.
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