Traveling in Taipei and Tokyo has one thing in common – snacks.
Green tea and red bean are the common ingredients used in many street snacks.
Typical tiny piece of snack is around USD2+.
In general, the quality of the ingredients and food preparation process are above average.
The delicate food decoration can be seen in most snacks and meals.
The snack below was BBQ triangular rice, topped with shredded squid.
Slow cooking of the flour on every side of the red bean cake was a slow process to make a typical delicate snack.
Squid ball is a popular street food but not my favourite.
If you are vegetarian, how about a chilled cucumber stick?
I would rather go for the slow baked sweets.
Or the pan fried fish cake.
The boiled caramel biscuit has interesting production process.
If you like sweet snack, there are plenty of choices.
If you like salty snack, then this BBQ salted fish may be worth tasting.
So far, my favourite (and surprisingly also the cheapest) snack on Tokyo streets is fried chicken.
The worst experience was the fishy smell jelly texture ‘potato’.
It was a fantastic travel experience sampling the street foods and snacks around Tokyo city. Besides the traditional Japanese snacks, the presentation of the western deserts and bakeries are also world class quality.
I was too busy sampling the snacks. Please pardon my ignorance and unable to remember all their names and prices.