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Traditional Taiwanese cuisine

Traditional Taiwanese cuisine

Dining in Taiwan is characterized by the significant influence of Chinese and Thai culinary traditions in Taiwanese cuisine.

Food in Taiwan

The diet of Taiwanese consists of rice, soybeans, vegetables, fish, seafood (oysters, shrimps), meat, young bamboo shoots, millet porridge, corn and gaolang..

The Taiwanese are especially esteemed for fish (they stew it, grill it, bake it, fry it with black pepper) and vegetables (they are salted, pickled, fermented, dried and eaten fresh).

Locals make milk, sauces, butter, cottage cheese from soybeans “tofu”, salty pastes.

In Taiwan, you will have the opportunity to taste dishes that consist of an unusual combination of foods, such as rice seasoned with animal blood; cottage cheese “tofu” with red sauce; eggplant stewed in soy sauce.

In Taiwan, rice balls wrapped in bamboo leaves (“zong-zi”); chicken broth noodle soup (“ji-si-tang-myan”); salad based on pickled cucumbers (“sao-huang-qua-liang-ban”); Taiwanese steak (meat garnished with cereals and vegetables); spicy sweet and sour shrimp soup (“tom-yam-gung”); “tea eggs” (a dish based on roots and vegetables, cooked in rice water).

Those who prefer to try exotic food in different countries will be able to taste dog meat and snake meat, as well as various insects in Taiwan..

Where to eat in Taiwan? At your service:

  • cafes and restaurants offering their guests to taste dishes of national and other cuisines of the world;
  • snack bars;
  • fast food establishments (McDonalds, Sushi Express);
  • restaurants with barbecue (here you can fry yourself seafood, vegetables, meat).

If your goal is to save money, then you can find the cheapest food at night markets - here you can buy a variety of food, for example, fried squid on a stick and other seafood, sausages, various juices and fruits.

If you want to visit a unique institution, visit the restaurant “Carton King Restaurant”: everything here (tables, chairs, dishes, walls), except food, is made of cardboard and paper. This restaurant is located within Carton King Creativity Park.

Drinks in Taiwan

Popular drinks on the island of Taiwan are tea (packaged, loose, special blends, pu-erh), coffee.

Tea is so popular here that it is baked in dough, and meat and seafood are marinated in tea leaves (these unique dishes can be tasted in local restaurants).

Food tour to Taiwan

To get acquainted with national dishes, it is worth going on a food tour to the culinary capital of Taiwan - the city of Shenken: “tasty” excursion to local restaurants.

A holiday in Taiwan will become a 24-hour paradise for gourmets, as the island's cuisine is incredibly delicious and varied..

Photos of Taiwan's national dishes

  • Traditional Taiwanese cuisine
  • Traditional Taiwanese cuisine
  • Traditional Taiwanese cuisine