Squid Potage Soup @ near Xiang Shan Market, West Dist., Taichung.
A soup so thick, so warm, yet so clear and boasting so much umami from the chewy and, surprisingly, tender chunks of squid — I think is exactly the medication my sore throat needs these days. More so, this Taiwanese potage soup should definitely help this ailing, feverish person getting her energy back with additional nutrients from minced meat and enokitake.
So imagine how much this meant to 3 grumpy-and-growly stomachs that only knew of intense traveling combined with kombini/street/junk food for 2-day-straight — more like our life-saver to keep us reminded: Have yourself at least a proper, sit-down meal per day!
P/s: we had this alongside a dried noodles bowl at a total of 55TWD! The shop was nice, clean with friendly staff. Our tummies were damn happy throughout the day. So yes, we refuse to bargain this, ever! Too sad this is our first and final — we only stayed in Taichung for a day.