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Food Series-Exploring A Giant Morning Market In Densely Populated New Taipei

Far East Travels Podcast
2018-05-03
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https://www.patreon.com/FarEastAdventureTravel If you enjoy my podcasts, videos, and take part in livestreams becoming a patron supports future projects and continued travel inspiration from Asia. Visit my Patreon page to see all of the offers. YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/c/JohnSaboefareastadventuretravelCrowdfunder-$500 Total needed for Gimbal, and various small accessories that will help produce better video and open up phone/skype access for podcast listeners and livestream followers $10, $25, $50 or more would be awesome! http://paypal.me/JohnASaboeContinuing my food series from Taiwan with a walk through the Huangshi Traditional Morning Market near Banqiao in New Taipei City. Picturing Taipei City and New Taipei City as a giant doughnut can help picture the area geographically. New Taipei is the doughnut, Taipei the doughnut hole. New Taipei is really the largest city in Taiwan with a population over 4.5 million making it one of the most densely populated places on the planet. Getting a little ways away from Taipei proper and into these corners of Northern Taiwan definitely can give you a more rounded perspective of the people, food, and culture of the region. *Buddhists* and Garlic, Onions etc. First off to answer someone's question as to why some Buddhists refrain from eating garlic and onions, actually there are a total of 5 pungent roots that some Buddhists do not eat, garlic, onion, chives, green onions, and leeks. It's believed that uncooked they cause distemper, cooked they act as an aphrodisiac.

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