Besides tea, music, and arts & crafts, the festival offered plenty of food options. We made sure to sample as many as possible. Before digging in, we cooled off with some chilled noodles. Then, grilled fish balls on a stick. Short ribs in broth. Rice and tofu? Taiwanese burrito - sticky rice and beans. We were hardly the only ones trying to get our hands on the delicious eats; some of the vendors ran out of food before we made it to the front of the line.
I was quite surprised to hear a fairly distinctive band doing a stage set at Passport to Taiwan. The Hsu Nami are a post-rock group held together with the fluid sound of the erhu. I also hear nylon guitar on one track. I picked up both albums, but if it isn’t your thing, don’t sweat it. Photos by Pamela.