Trying the betel nut for the first time. Betel Nuts are known as the chewing gum of Taiwan.
It is mainly eaten eaten by taxi and truck drivers as an energy booster. It has a similar effect to caffeine or nicotine, which gives a effect of heightened awareness for period of time.
The taiwan government are trying to discourage the consumption of betel nut as it is a known carcinogens. Most betel nut chewers are prone to getting mouth cancer.