The beauty of Taroko Gorge beckons us, and we made the 3-hr train trip from Taipei to Hualien with kids and their granny in tow. We worried as rain fell on the second day we were in Hualien, and changed plans and kept fingers crossed for a visit to the gorge on the third day instead. The rain lightened, alternating with clear skies. We were rewarded.
|Beef noodles (niu rou mian) at a row of eateries in Taroko|
Piping hot, for the tired
We also realised that in Taiwan, if you say 'niu rou tang mian', it refers to beef-based soup noodles without the meat.