This time, it was Taiwan Fest where Akemi and I enjoyed grilled spicy squid, even spicier lamb skewers, and more inclement weather!

August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
This time, we came prepared.
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
More or less.
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
We arrived early to beat the line-ups.
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
There were about a half dozen different stands offering about a half dozen different food items.
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
The giant steamed barbecued pork buns weren’t bad…but you had to go through A LOT of dough to get to that pork.
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
Want a bite?
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
Hot dogs and chicken nuggets – just like your Taiwanese mother used to make ’em!
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
Akemi can’t wait to get her hands on those chicken nuggets.
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
Festival revellers!
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
The game plan: 1. Order 2. Retreat across the street to seek shelter under the store awnings and await our orders. 3. Pick up orders. 4. Retreats back across the street to eat.
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
Manning the squid grill.

Akemi keeping her spirits up…

August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
What’s in the mystery box?
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
Right on the first guess! Goopy oyster omelet!
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
Delicious Taiwanese sausages: sweet, savory, and fatty.
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
Master Chef!
August 31, 2014:  Another Rainy Day, Another Rainy Food Festival!
The lamb skewers were practically dipped in the cumin and chill. Not for the weak of heart. Or stomach.

No food festivals tomorrow.  It’s Draft Day!  Time to set aside my script and start some intensive fantasy football research!

6 thoughts on “August 31, 2014: Another rainy day, another rainy food festival!

  1. Akemi seems to be one happy food festival camper there!

    Looks like a good time, although you might consider that oyster omelet as inspiration for your next horror movie script.

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  3. I can vaguely remember, but is not at the end of Gastown a spiderman cartoon like building? Steamed buns, I love steamed buns with pork. So did you pit your E-bay bid on the first Superman comic book?

  4. Skewer me for sure, love spicy meat on a stick, espcially since my mom never let us eat street food; all those delicious smells would drive us nuts.

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