Ever had cactus ice cream?? Follow this guide and eat like the Taiwanese do on Penghu!
I was skeptical at first. But, this purple cactus ice cream is quite tasty and is sold everywhere. It is actually made from a fruit that grows on the cactus plants. You can get it as an ice cream, popsicle, or cake and cookie filling.
Brown sugar cake is sold all around Taiwan, but it is quite famous on Penghu. You can buy it in small loaves, but it will last only 2-3 days before going bad. The cake is not baked, but steamed, so its texture is soft and moist. Real good!!!
This shaved ice jelly treat is made by a famous shop "Yu Guan" in Magong City.(see below) You can buy this ice with different kinds of toppings like red bean, taro, and jello.
This famous ice shop has been around a long time and is visited frequently by tourists. There is usually a line but it moves quickly, Make you order on the menu and give it to the cashier and they will call your number. Take out only.
Fried onion pancake is prevalent all over Taiwan, but this onion cake is quite unique and has become popular in Magong City. It's only open in afternoons, so if you are into snacking, give it a try.
The onion pancake shop is a block off of Zhong Zheng Road. Click on the link below for a map.
Oyster farming is kind of big on Penghu, so you can find them anywhere.
The Blessed Oyster Restaurant has all varieties of oysters including raw, cooked on the shell, or on rice like the picture. Prices are very reasonable.
These jars of seafood sauces are made with squid, oysters, scallops, or tiny salty fish. Taiwanese use them when cooking, but they also can complement a bowl of rice. If you are into a salty seafood taste, give it a try.
This "egg wrap" is another delicious snack that is a crispy fried bread stuffed with vegetables and a fried egg. Although this looks like an onion cake, the taste is very different and is cheap and filling. We didn't have to wait in line, and it was a delicious afternoon snack.
Click the link below for a map to the delicious egg wrap shop. It's also right off Zhong Zheng Road.
The white peanut of Penghu is famous but not always plentiful. If you can get your hands on some, they are worth it.
Penghu peanut candy looks more like a compacted piece of cake. It has a softer texture but a strong peanut taste. Peanut fans will love it.
Penghu vermicelli is prevalent and sometimes when you are out of the city you can see noodle makers drying out their noodles on racks. Squid vermicelli is a famous dish in Penghu and is served in a broth. You can also buy a few bags to take home.
It is often hot and sunny on Penghu, so a nice cold drink is always welcome. This lemon juice stand is on Zhong Zheng Road and has delicious and refreshing fresh lemon juice. You can also try the cactus juice. "Xian ren zhang zhi".
These salty crackers are unique and delicious. Most Taiwanese know what they are and they make great gifts brought back from Penghu.
Penghu seafood is famous in Taiwan. Rightly so, the fish is fresh and delivered straight into the port. If you are looking for a nice seafood dinner, click on the link below and head to that area. There is a row of 3-4 seafood restaurants you can choose from. The only caveat about seafood dinners in Penghu is in order to get a good variety of food, you need to order a lot of dishes. It can be a lot of food for a couple or small group. So be aware as these restaurants cater to larger groups,
Happy Eating in Penghu.