Fish Tales

My life in Singapore Taipei. And then some.

The fast food counter at my local 7-Eleven in Taipei is different. Not different by Taiwan standards – there seems to be a 7-Eleven on nearly every block. But, different by US standards.

They sell tea eggs and sweet potatoes.

Yes, tea eggs.

They fill the entire store with an aroma of black tea leaves, spices, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, fennel and a variety of other spices. There may be some soy sauce. Inconsistent reports on that.

Have not tried yet. Too chicken.

7-Eleven, Taipei Style


  1. My goal is to get in and out of the store fast enough so I don’t smell like a tea egg when I leave! :P

  2. I bet the inventory turns over a lot faster than the roller hot dogs too.

  3. For sure – usually the crock pot is completely full of eggs. Not many left in this pic.

  4. I developed a taste for tea eggs in China. Good with bread. Much better than the dogs.

  5. Eeeks…kinda smelly but better than the tofu!

  6. Denise O.
    11:17 pm on April 14th, 2011

    Do they at least have slurpees? : )

  7. Yep, Slurpees. Even Coke Slurpees.