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Just when I thought Taiwanese couldn't get wackier or crazier, I was once again proved wrong. My girlfriend and her friend went to Ximending today and tried a very unique "cake". The thing is, it's not really a cake, it's a hot dog. A special "hot dog". Special, because it has a shape of a phallus (to put it nicely). First of all, I want to know what was going on in that person's head, who came up with this cuckoo idea? Secondly, wtf? Maybe he was brainstorming with his friends and then suddenly came up with this question. Actually I have no idea and I don't really wanna know. I heard the one of the aims was to make a dish popular with gays, but now it seems that the most common customers are girls. I wonder why.
Ximending, Taipei's popular district, where mostly young people frequent, is famous for wacky bars and shops, but this one is probably crazier than all of them combined. I think only a sandwigina shop could top that. The small stall is relatively new (it opened in February 2010) and is not really as known as the Modern Toilet restaurant, because not a lot was written about them so far (I'm probably the first English post).
Their main dish is called gayke (combination of gay and cake). In Chinese they call it 大雕燒 (Dàdiāoshāo) roughly translated as baked big bird, ("big bird" is Chinese nickname for the organ). They advertise it as "大雕燒 a piece of gayke", you can't miss their very graphic signboard. In case you want to find them, there's a map below.
People waiting for their phallic shaped dish (Click on pic for NSFW version).
Two gaykes are displayed in front of the stall (Click on pic for NSFW version).
The gayke from close, before being topped with a sauce (Click on pic for NSFW version).
The gayke topped with ketchup (Click on pic for NSFW version).
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Now the 100 million New Taiwanese Dollars question is: How does the gayke taste? Well, according to my girlfriend it tastes great! The ingredients are simple. The bun is made of a common Taiwanese egg cake (雞蛋糕) and filled with a German sausage, then baked and topped with ketchup at the end. So it's not really like a classic hot dog, that uses bread, but figuratively that dog is hot. It's so hot that I would not eat it in public, that's for sure. But my girlfriend did it. She and her friend made a few very funny photos. In fact they were so funny, that I won't post them here. How about you go and try a hot succulent gayke yourself. Would you?
The funniest thing about having a gayke are the conversations you have with your friends while eating it:
My girlfriend to friend: »How's yours? Mine is a bit soft, but stands well.«
Friend replies: »Mine's harder than yours.« LOL!
Or when I asked her how much does one gayke cost, she replied: »One di*k is 50NTD.«
Hahaha.. That always cracks me up.
So what do you think about this unique dish? Would you try it? Is it cool and fun or is it a bit too crazy for your taste?
For more photos and info, check their blog wretch.cc/blog/big2010gayke>>
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