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  • Morning everyone. Welcome to MandarinMadeEZ

  • Welcome to MME guys

  • It's a hot and sunny day here in Taipei

  • And I thought I'd show you guys what eating breakfast is like here in Taiwan

  • How to order breakfast, and some tips for you at the restaurant.

  • So 早餐 is breakfast

  • Breakfast is one of those things I would miss the most when I was studying in the UK

  • You know, as I was just spreading some butter

  • on a piece of toast, I would be like "where is my 蛋餅"

  • "where is my 饅頭?"

  • So today, I thought I'd guide you through some of the things I like the most,

  • and also, just what Taiwanese people eat for breakfast on a day to day basis.

  • The most basic sentence you can use to order something is simply saying

  • I would like one order, or one portion of

  • If you want to be more polite you can say

  • So lets repeat the more, the simple ones. Lets say

  • I want one portion

  • Now lets talk about some of my favorite things I love to order when I go have breakfast here in Taiwan.

  • So number one, I think you've already heard me say

  • and actually, If you break down the characters

  • It just sounds like egg cookie or egg biscuit

  • that doesn't really kind of describe what it is

  • or on the menu's here I've seen it translated as an egg pancake.

  • and if you're coming here and you be like, "egg pancake" that sounds really weird.

  • but it's actually more like a savory, a savory pancake.

  • but imaging when you order a Peking duck, and you get those little round pancakes. Imagine that,

  • double the size

  • and what they do is crack and egg on it, and they can add all sorts of different things

  • They can add Bacon, they can add Ham

  • They can add sweetcorn. All sorts of toppings

  • This morning I'm eating a bacon "danbing"

  • I'm eating a ham "danbing"

  • I'm eating a pork "danbing"

  • Lets start!

  • So its actually a really popular breakfast item here in Taiwan, so as you can see in the video

  • I ordered a...

  • a bacon danbing. My sister ordered a

  • she ordered a ham danbing, and my sister's friend,

  • Yoko, ordered a pork danbing

  • So they're really really versatile

  • and for you veggies out there

  • There's always a veggie option so just ask the boss.

  • Then you can see here is the colorful "饅頭"

  • There's always something going on in the weekend.

  • Then here, this criss-crossy kind of

  • colorful bread

  • is a "mantou"

  • and it's actually one of those things I miss the most. It's this big carby thing

  • it's actually streamed bread.

  • and usually you just get it, the most traditional is in white.

  • and sometimes you get black sugar ones which are darker.

  • and this one is kind of like the baby of the classic one and the dark sugar one.

  • it's got a really light flavor

  • so, if you're looking for something simple in the morning

  • mantou is the thing for you

  • BTW, if you're wondering what this is

  • I was in a cat fight.

  • so now you've ordered your breakfast

  • and you want to add some sauce to it.

  • you can either add soy sauce

  • and that's just soy sauce, but actually with a lot of different foodstuffs we actually use thick soy sauce

  • is a paste

  • so it's essentially just soy sauce that's been

  • been thickened, and it's just easier to dip into

  • so often at breakfast shops you'll see

  • and if you like a bit of spice in the morning like I do

  • you can order a "..."

  • "..." is chili

  • and "醬" is sauce

  • then finally

  • in certain breakfast shops they will also have a "..."

  • do you guys remember it from our flavors episode

  • "甜" is sweet and "辣" is spicy so it's a sweet and spicy sauce

  • don't mistake it for ketchup!

  • which is "..."

  • because it looks really similar

  • all look the same. so remember to ask the boss which one is which

  • and if your a 'sweater' like me

  • there's loads of tissues around. but sometimes they don't put it on the table

  • so look around on the walls

  • so they're sometimes stuck on the walls and you can pull one

  • and dab your sweat off

  • it's hot in the summer so there is no shame in sweating

  • and also you know, if you have just unwrapped your chopsticks

  • and you're wondering where to put that little bit of plastic

  • there is usually a little clip

  • on the desk that you can kinda slide the plastic cover on so they don't fly around

  • when you go to a breakfast shop they will usually have a huge menu

  • I mean huge, but they are always made of the same basic things

  • so you either get "蛋餅"s or you get burgers

  • you get sandwich or you can go for the classic little snacks

  • don't worry

  • a good technique is just to point at someone else's order

  • and then you can order

  • but you know if you have just come to Taiwan

  • and you are wondering what to have for breakfast

  • go with the "蛋餅" first

  • then maybe a "饅頭" and then

  • it's just like the tea shop there are so many variations that you can have

  • good luck guys. I am going to go enjoy my Saturday now

  • I hope you are having a nice breakfast

  • hopefully if you are watching this video

  • I'd love to know what you have for breakfast in your country

  • love you all. bye guys!

Morning everyone. Welcome to MandarinMadeEZ

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