Indulge your foodie senses with these tasty Taipei treats.
Beef Noodle Soup 牛肉麵 (Niu Rou Mian)
Dragon Ball 龍珠 (Long Zhu)
What smells like poop, tastes like poop, but actually isn’t poop? Oh, right…
Wheel Cake/Wheel Pie 車輪餅 (Che Lun Bing)
Sweet fried dough filled with red beans or custard — best eaten standing in the middle of the street. (Example above)
Fu-long Lunch Box 福隆便當 (Fu Long Bian Dang)
Japanese bento box? No, this is Fu-long’s famous lunch box — get with the program
Stone Flower Jelly 石花凍 (Shi Hua Dong)
Top your lemonade/tea combo off with a glob of mystery jello!
Taiwanese Herb Tea 青草茶 (Qing Cao Cha)
Ever had a chocolate chip frappuchino? Well, this tastes like the last few swigs of it — trust me.
Mango Shaved Ice 剉冰 (Mang Guo Sha Bing)
Grilled Squid 烤魷魚 (Kao You Yu)
With or without jiggling tentacles?
Taiwanese Taco (Koah-pau or Gua Bao) 刈包
Soft dough, glazed pork, fresh cabbage and shredded peanuts…so, basically heaven.
Braised Pork Rice 滷肉飯 (Lu Rou Fan)
Savoury, sweet, filling…no wonder this is one of Taiwan’s most famous dishes.
Spicy Won Tons 紅油炒手 (Hong You Chao Shou)
Warning: The juicy, perfectly spiced wontons may result in an involuntary foodgasm.
Cha-Tung-Hui’s Bubble Tea (Cha Tang Hui Zhen Zhu Nai Cha)
Happy customers at a branch of Taiwan’s first bubble tea cafe and the best!
Taiwanese Burrito/Spring Roll 潤餅 (Run Bing)
Small Sausage in Large Sausage 大腸包小腸 (Da Chang Bao Xiao Chang)
Oyster Pancake 蚵仔煎 (Ke Zai Jian)
Slimy yet satisfying