9 tasty foods to try in Taiwan

Amazing dishes in the night markets and on the streets of Taiwan could challenge any professional food blogger.

LU ROU FAN

As one of the most typical traditional Taiwanese dishes, Lu rou fan is simply rice with pork stew. The meat is minced or cut into pieces depending on the processing method. The warm rice is topped with minced pork and a little sauce. It might be quite simple, but Lu rou fan is the popular dish that appears at every meal of the people in Taiwan.

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NIU ROU MIAN

Beef noodle is also a dish you should not miss if you love Taiwanese cuisine. It’s quite like Japanese Ramen or Vietnamese Pho, the broth is made with beef bone. There are different variations on the taste of this dish, but this is still one the most loved dishes in this country.

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HUJIAO BING

Not only Taiwan, Asian cuisine in general really enjoys the kind of meatballs served with sauces or noodles. Taiwanese meatballs are similarly processed, but they have a significant amount of pepper for more flavor. Hujiao bing is meatballs stuffed in layers of baked goods in terracotta kilns. This dish can appear in a family meal or turn into a street food that you can find in many night markets.

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HOTPOT

Hotpot is a familiar dish to all Asians. Speaking of hotpot, you may think immediately of Hong Kong with the most famous types of hotpot. However, coming to Taiwan, you also get into the world of hotpot when there are hotpot restaurants everywhere. It is truly not difficult to enjoy a hotpot while sweeping street foods along your way.

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GUA BAO

This is also a common snack that is influenced by Hong Kong cuisine. The cake is like a hamburger, but it is made from rice flour. In between is pork covered in sweet and sour sauce, very delicious.

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BUBBLE TEA

There is no need to say much about this "national" drink in Taiwan. You can find traditional bubble tea shops that have been around for a long time. With Taiwanese bubble tea, you can always choose different types of topping, as well as the appropriate sweetness and amount of ice as required.

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CHOU DOUFU

Tofu, or doufu is surely the main ingredient found in every meal of Taiwanese cuisine. With chou doufu, tofu is cut into small pieces, then fried in a four-sided oil pan, and severed with spring onions. This is a very tasty yet non-fatty snack that could be enjoy freely without any worry about your stomach.

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FRIED SEAFOOD

Another thing that can be easily found after bubble tea when you come to Taiwan is fried seafood stalls concentrated in the famous night markets. However, fried foods can ruin your appetite, so you should not eat these dishes too much. Save the belly to enjoy other interesting dishes too.

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DANZAI NOODLES

Danzai noodles, or Ta-a noodles, is noodles with minced meat and shrimp. Initially, this rustic dish appeared only on street stalls. But so far this dish is now too loved that it is severed at even the most luxurious restaurants.

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By: Emma Chavez

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