In Zhaoqiao town's Fenghu Village is Tianmama's restaurant called Tianmama Home Of Milk Eatery (literal translation from its Chinese name), specializing in food made from milk. This restaurant grows many of its own vegetables and has its own herd of milk-bearing cows.
One of its popular dish is the milk hotpot, where the 'soup' is actually milk. I was told also that the milk is mixed with a special soup to prevent it from getting bad easily when heated over a fire.
This place is a little hard to find, so go with a GPS if there's one.
Stinky Toufu is something one either love or hate, so it is no wonder that more than half the eateries here advertises Stinky Toufu in their menu. This restaurant offers Black Skin stinky toufu and Crispy Skin stinky toufu (the skin is light-brownish color) among its food being served. Another interesting food - which is very popular because I see every table ordering it - is the Spicy Ducks' Blood and Toufu in Hotpot. It isn't really very spicy, so those who are unable to eat too spicy food should be able to take it. It isn't spicy but turns out to be appetizing.
Favorite Dish: Spicy Ducks' Blood and Toufu in Hotpot. Something different for a change.
Most shops in this Toufu Street closes early. This eatery closes the latest (around 8pm).
While this is the famous Toufu Street, Miao-li county is also a place with a high population of people from the Hakka dialect, so this shop offers Hakka-style Toufu (bean curd) dishes.
I had fried soft toufu and Toufu & Vegetables soup. And of course the traditional Taiwanese food of braised pork with rice.
This shop is located right in front of a short stone bridge, hence its name 'Bridge Head Hakka Eatery' (nothing to do with War).
Pig-Feet: fexible meat.
Fried 3 meat: pork + tintenfish + taco
Chicken herb soup: the soup is black, not oily.
Fried vegetable: water-lily
The restaurant was old traditional Hakka house. Everything is old.
Favorite Dish: Fried 3 mean: very locak taste
The Hakka restaurant is old style. The furniture and devices are old. We enjoy the ambience a lot.
There offers various Hakka home dishes. Although the restaurant is located in tourism region, they don't increase the prices at all, for example each of us ordered individual maple food (Bian-Tiau) and shared 3 dishes. It took us each person only 55 NTD.
Favorite Dish: Hakka Bian-Tiau (rice noodles + pork slices + vegetable + soup) is highly recommended. 40 NTD only.
Long-Yuan cake store offers various cakes. The most famous ones are taro and sweet potato cakes. Tasty I found. Each costs 17 NTD. One box 10 pieces 170 NTD. It's a good gift to share with your family and friends.
There are many restaurants offering traditional Hakka dishes around Shengxing Railway Station, Village Residence (literal translation from its Chinese name, Cun Ju) is one of them. It is a little small, a little cramped, cozy, and family-run.
We had the set meal of 3 dishes 1 soup, and rice is served on a "big bowl" and everyone gets to scoop rice from this big bowl (perhaps this was how traditional Hakka people serve their rice). Singled out for special praise is the dish of stewed pork with salted vegetables (the dish in the foreground in my photo), which is traditional Hakka, and the pork is cooked perfectly soft and not overly salty.
Favorite Dish: Stewed Pork with Salted Vegetables.
In Bei-Pu stand many food stands, but this one caught my eyes. These black balls are dried grapefruit. After cooking with water, the tea is good protection for throat.