@silverdragonia It doesn't get much more Taiwanese than stinky tofu and oyster omelettes, unless you add in pig blood cake. Although I've been here for a while, and certainly drive like a local, I'm afraid my culinary tastes don't go in that direction.
As to pens, I bought my first fountain pen two weeks ago. I'm extremely new to this. I'm still searching for a second pen for home use, but I don't really see myself becoming a collector. It's just not in my nature, as evidenced by my wet shaving setup mentioned above. I usually just go for one of any given item, unless I can see the need for a second one. I only recently heard about that store in Taipei, and it was when I was researching my Pilot Metropolitan. (Interestingly, it was lurking on this very forum where I heard about that shop: http://www.fountainp...shop-in-taipei/). I can certainly see myself paying it a visit next time I'm in Taipei, though.
I know plenty of Taiwanese people who don't eat that kind of stuff - there's plenty of other food to eat
I don't collect pens either, but I have a lot of fun trying new pens and ink. I've been using FPs for about 3 years and own a handful of pens and too much ink. I don't really shop for FPs off the internet - I can't commit unless I've seen and tested the pen in person especially at some of these price points. If you do make it to the Taiwan shop, try out as many pens as you can Enjoy!