6 Must Try Foods When Traveling in Taipei

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Taipei is a safe and traveler friendly city. I considered it to be a cool mix of Shanghai, Japan and Singapore combined. Taipei is certainly a paradise for travel foodies. There’s a huge amount of great food available nonstop. When I initially visited Taipei seven years back, I was a novice explorer who didn’t do much research. As such I seemed to have passed up an incredible opportunity to taste and experience the great Taiwanese cuisine. So when I recently got the opportunity to return, I made up for myself by going on a 3-day Taipei sustenance experience. Peruse on to discover which foods I ate and delighted in Taipei, so you won’t pass up a major opportunity as I did on my first visit! Here are the 6 Must Eat Taipei Food:

Meat Noodle Soup

Taiwan Beef Noodle Soup

I was acquainted with Taiwanese cooking when I moved to Singapore. There is a “slow down” in Singapore I visit at Food Republic called Formosa Delights, which represents considerable authority in…well, Taiwanese food. During my time since coming to Singapore, I’ve become enamored with their hamburger noodles, particularly with the “Dao Xiao” style – I’ll expand more on what this implies later!

So while I was in Taipei, it’s an easy decision that I needed to go search for the traditional form of Taiwanese meat noodles. I went to Yong Kang Beef Noodle as it has been reviewed as one of Taipei’s best hamburger noodles! Unfortunately, I decided to go on a Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm when they were most likely at their absolute busiest! When we arrived at the restaurant there was at a line of 30 individuals in front of us. It was threatening! Be that as it may, fortunately the line moved quickly and we were seated in just around 10-12 minutes with a table for two. Our meal was great and I highly recommend Yong Kang Noodles.

Where to eat Beef Noodle in Taipei:

Scallion and Daikon (Radish) Pancake

Scallion Pancakes

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One of the fondest recollections from my first visit to Taipei in 2011 was getting a crisply singed scallion hotcake from a street food vendor in Ximending. It was one of the nicer “slow downs” so they had a group of garnishes you could include onto your hotcake – I included egg, cheddar, and ham with the assistance of my companion Serena, who speaks in Mandarin. The flapjack was extremely tasty and particularly in the cold winter!

Where to find Scallion and Radish Pancake in Taipei:

Taiwanese Spicy Hot Pot

Taipei Hot Pot

Hot Pot is a general feast in Asia – you can discover varieties of hot pot in China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. Hot Pot is normally best appreciated with a group of friends, where a bubbling pot of soup is delivered to your table and partaken amidst alongside an assortment of crude fixing (meat, vegetable, tofu, dumplings, and fish). Typically, you pick two sorts of soup as a gathering, yet every individual can pick what they need to put into the pot.

In Taiwan, Hot Pot is especially popular for a group supper and it is regularly eaten with a DIY plunging sauce, which you can make your very own sauce by consolidating various sauces or potentially egg yolk.

Serena’s companion took us to have a hot pot at Tai Ho Dien on our first night in Taipei seven years back. We delighted in the dinner particularly in light of the fact that we went amid winter, and the hot pot is immaculate to have amid cold months.

Where to eat Hot Pot in Taipei:

Braised Pork Rice

Taiwan Brazed Pork Rice

Lu Rou Fan is another Taiwanese meal that keeps coming up on my suggestion list. I’m conning a bit since I really didn’t attempt Lu Rou Fan in Taipei (I came up short on schedule!) – I made them amid our day outing to Jiu fen rather, and I’m so happy I didn’t pass up this dish.

Lu Rou Fan is an extremely basic however delicious dish, comprising of little shapes of braised pork marinated in a thick sauce and served over sizzling steamed rice. When you get your bowl of Lu Rou Fan, you can blend the meat sauce into your rice – I observed this to be the most ideal approach to appreciate the dish. The essence of the sauce covering over each grain of rice was the meaning of solace sustenance. It kinda helps me to remember Mapo Tofu as far as solace level, yet they taste totally unique.

Where to discover Braised Pork Rice in Taipei:

Taiwanese Fried Chicken

Taipei Fried Chicken

Lately, street food in Taiwan has likewise turned out to be synonymous with Fried Chicken. This is probably because it is so plentiful in the night markets, which are a significant part of the Taiwanese culture.

The Fried Chicken you will find in the night markets for the most part, comprises of chomped chicken covered in potato starch with salt, pepper, garlic and basil leaves. You would then be able to include some bean stew into it as you like. It’s fundamentally Taiwan’s interpretation of popcorn chicken, but since they more often than not utilize potato starch rather than straightforward, this produces an increasingly delicate covering around the chicken pieces.

Where to discover Fried Chicken in Taipei:

Bubble Tea/Pearl Milk Tea

Taiwanese Bubble Bobba Tea
When I was living in Los Angeles in the mid-2000s, Bubble Tea (otherwise known as “Boba”) had some way or another picked up notoriety and turned into the hot thing in the LA. I recall my Taiwanese companions reveal to me that Boba is nothing new and truth be told, the idea of Bubble Tea was created during the 1980s in Taiwan.

Where to discover Pearl Milk Tea / Bubble Tea in Taipei:


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Avani Patil

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Avani Patil is a travel writer by profession and traveler by passion. she would like to spend her free time in the lap of nature.

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