Friday, July 04, 2008

Taiwan Treats: Papaya Milk.

I had originally planned on starting my summer of writing from Taiwan with a post on the visual overload of arriving in Taipei- the view of a jagged patchwork of rice paddies cut away by churning teal waters as our plane turned sharply over the island on its way down to the runway; the mix of exotic herbs and ancient flavors in the air, contrasting with the oddly anonymous spaces of the city; or our first night dining out in a frenetic evening market. But, in the true spirit of the everyday exoticism of this blog, I decided to focus on something small: Papaya Milk, the first drink I had upon arriving in Taipei. Sold in a grade-school style milk box, Papaya Milk has the perfect rich and creamy flavor of just-blended ripe fruit. And the splashy all-orange graphics only help to make it all the more appealing.

5 comments:

Sara said...

Mmmm, that does sound good. I wonder if it's possible to get hold of it in London...

annamatic said...

have you been to shilin market yet? i am longing for a mango shave ice...

The Lil Bee said...

I absolutely LOVE this packaging.

Anonymous said...

I used to live/work in Taipei several years ago and usually had papaya milk for breakfast. I live in the U.S. now and can't find it here anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Amazing drink ! ! I used to study mandarin in Taipei and always had papaya milk every second day.
When i flew back to Oz, I brought couple of dozen with me.
Couldn't find it here.