According to the China Post, Erik Reuter, an American YouTuber known as “Rice Noodles” (米粉), produces videos featuring Taiwanese culture. Originally from the United States, Erik moved to Taiwan in June 2020 but has visited Taiwan during the past ten years.
Having studied film and with interest in culinary arts, Erik often combines both elements in his videos. For instance, in his most recent video, “Why are Taiwan crepes crunchy?” Erik then compares the classic French crepe to its Taiwanese counterpart. Erik hopes that his audience can learn something or experience a good feeling from his videos. His goal is to share the best of Taiwan with the rest of the world. Many ideas for his videos come from observing the world around him. “I make a conscious effort to always think as if it is the first day of my first trip here. That way everything is always new and exciting,” he said.
Erik’s videos usually combine elements of his film photography and self-taught cooking. Photo/Provided by The China Post
In an interview with The China Post (英文中國郵報), Erik shared some of his favorite Taiwanese foods, including Taiwanese sausage wrapped with sticky rice (大腸包小腸), intestine vermicelli (大腸麵線), salted-preserved radish, which he usually eats with porridge (配稀飯的菜脯), boba milk tea (珍珠奶茶), pineapple cake (鳳梨酥) and mung bean pastry (綠豆糕).
In the future, he hopes to work with more people around Taiwan, including firemen, restaurant owners, taxi drivers, emergency medical technicians, farmers, and others. He also hopes to display their unique and professional talents and share their story.