Tastes (and Smells!) of Taiwan

Country: Taiwan

Restaurant: Taste of Formosa

The Stew: Ox Tail Stew

Other Food Ordered: Taiwanese Dumpling, Pork Belly Rice, Stinky Tofu, Fried Pig Intestine, Black Sesame Pudding,

(New!) Server’s Choice: Ground Pork with Bamboo Shoots

Of all the Fox Stew meals we’ve had so far, this one was definitely the most exotic. We all stepped out of our comfort zones just a little bit and had the great pleasure of tasting some completely new flavors (and smelling some completely new smells) that are unlike anything we’d experienced before.

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From Mongolia to Mainland China

Country: Mongolia China

Restaurant: Asian Grill Shan Dong

The Stew: Szechuan Cabbage Soup

Other Food Ordered: Shan Dong Dumplings, Onion Pancakes, Hot Spicy Chicken, Ginger Beef, Sesame Paste Noodles

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Likewise, when the only authentic Mongolian restaurant in the Bay Area is closed on the day you go to eat there, you make the best of it and venture to the nearest restaurant of the geographically closest ethnicity. Apologies for the late blog post–our last FoxStew journey was a bit of a mishap. The border of Mongolia just wasn’t open for us that day, and we had to skip the country all together and travel to mainland China.

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Korean Hole-in-the-Wall

Country: Korea

Restaurant: Toyose

The Stew: Seafood Stew

Other Food Ordered: Lychee Soju Cocktail, Corn Cheese, Kimchi Pancake, Kimchi Fried Rice, Spicy Fried Chicken, Japchae

From Japan, we departed to Korea… meaning we went into the Outer Sunset neighborhood of SF and tried some food at a Korean bar. A converted garage turned restaurant/bar, Toyose provided a glimpse into Korea’s late night pub food options.

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