|The night market crowd||Here's what I ate...||...snake soup (蛇肉湯 shé ròu tāng)|
Honestly, the soup was quite tasty--nothing "weird" about the flavor at all. There really wasn't very much meat, and I had to take care when eating because of the many thin, fish-like bones. The flavor of the snake meat was pleasant and reminded me of chicken or shark.
|A simple yet delicious broth||Snake is said to be good for certain skin conditions||Lots of little bones make it challenging to eat|
|Also available are various snake wines, including bladder, penis, and venom wines||My friends who introduced me to reptile cuisine||Even the pooch likes it|
Of course, this being a night market and all, we couldn't leave without trying some other dishes...
|Fish skin (I think?)||Here I am buying some Yilan style green onion pancakes (蔥油餅 cōng yóu bǐng)||85°F, 75% humidity: Time for some refreshing shaved ice (剉冰 cuà bīng)|