Monday, January 30, 2012

Potato Balls

They're round, they're fried and they're crispy. They're potato balls! Sold freshly made at the Ximending area by ladies pushing a cart.

The potatoes are mashed, and then extruded through a machine, cut into small pieces and carefully fried until they get golden and puffy.

The lady offered a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar. I prefer it without. This is so delicious, I bought two small bags and ate them.

Funny thing about the street vendors in Ximending, most of them are on wheels. You know when you watch Taiwanese telenovelas and movies? Where the vendors run for the hills when they hear a cop siren? We witnessed it firsthand in Ximending. It was chaotic and very nerve wracking because the pots are filled with very hot oil and they start splashing around as the vendors run! Quite an adventure.

Fortunately, no one usually gets hurt. Part of the fun, I guess.

1 comment:

DollHouse said...

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