Taiwan Food Guide: The Most Irresistible Snacks and Famous Markets in Taipei

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It’s true that Taiwanese cuisine draws much of its influence from central and southern China, but this island nation’s most popular dishes boast unique flavors. The country’s most famous dish is beef noodle soup. However, you will find that most Taiwanese favorites contain seafood, pork, tofu or chicken.

LITTLE PLUS AGODA : Sit on your throne in the restaurant with the most unusual theme. Only clean and fun facilities await you at the two branches of the Modern Toilet Restaurant . Enjoy a gourmet meal seated in a real lavatory and wash it all down with a drink served in a mini urinal. You’ll enjoy ice cream in a tiny squat toilet and no one will blame you for licking your dessert bowl until it’s perfectly clean! Find one of the branches near Shilin Night Market and the other next to Ximending Night Market .

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1.Eat a gigantic chicken steak in SHILIN NIGHT MARKET FOOD AREA

There are two things that make Shilin Night Market one of the most popular markets in all of Taiwan, and they are bargains and food! Head south to find the underground food court as well as a myriad of local delicacies.

What to taste in Shilin Night Market Food Court  :

Giant Fried Chicken SteakVermicelli with oystersFried buns

2.Taste medicinal soups and traditional stuffed rolls at RAOHE NIGHT MARKET

The Raohe Night Market , which stretches from Songshan Wufenpu Fude Temple to the banks of the Keelung River , adds to the sweet atmosphere of one of Taipei’s most scenic spots. The market is one of the oldest in the city and is an ideal location for TV crews, who can regularly be seen filming cooking shows for local TV.

What to taste at the Rahoe Night Market  :

Pork ribs cooked in Chinese herbal medicineBlack pepper bunsStinky Tofu

Famous restaurant in this region  :

Din Tai Fung Xinyi  : enjoy famous “xiaolongbao” (dumplings in soup) at the original restaurant located on Xinyi Road.

Stay at Dolamanco Hotel to get to Din Tai Fung Xinyi

Dolamanco Hotel

Discover more budget hotels and hostels near Raohe Night Market

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3.Find comfort in a warm bowl of congee and an oyster omelet at NINGXIA NIGHT MARKET

Ningxia Night Market , located in Datong District , is best loved for its gourmet snacks and unique sweets. It’s easy to wander the aisles of this small market, making it Taipei’s favorite place to shop for Chinese New Year decorations as well as party supplies.

What to taste at Ningxia Night Market  :

Fried taro ballsOyster omelet

congee

bubble tea

Famous restaurants in this region  :

Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle  : Indulge in a bowl of silky smooth, artisan noodles coated in sweet and sour broth and skipjack tuna.

Chun Shui Tang  : The famous bubble tea shop originated in Taichung, but Taiwan’s most famous refreshment can be found in various locations around the city.

Stay at V One Hotel to go to Ningxia Night Market

V One Hotel

Discover more apartments and hostels in Datong District

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4.Snack on hundred-year-old eggs and stuffed cakes in TAMSUI OLD STREET

If you’re planning a ferry ride from Fisherman’s Wharf , near Lovers’ Bridge , you should also take the opportunity to grab a bite to eat on  Tamsui (Danshui) Old Street , northwest of the city. Enjoy the sensual aromas of the bakeries and patisseries while strolling along the river. If you’re in Tamsui , there’s no harm in eating dessert first, but don’t miss a hundred-year-old egg and a punnet of fried fish crackers, while watching the sun setting over the South China Sea.It’s true that Taiwanese cuisine draws much of its influence from central and southern China, but this island nation’s most popular dishes boast unique flavors. The country’s most famous dish is beef noodle soup. However, you will find that most Taiwanese favorites contain seafood, pork, tofu or chicken.

LITTLE PLUS AGODA : Sit on your throne in the restaurant with the most unusual theme. Only clean and fun facilities await you at the two branches of the Modern Toilet Restaurant . Enjoy a gourmet meal seated in a real lavatory and wash it all down with a drink served in a mini urinal. You’ll enjoy ice cream in a tiny squat toilet and no one will blame you for licking your dessert bowl until it’s perfectly clean! Find one of the branches near Shilin Night Market and the other next to Ximending Night Market .

Shilin Night Market_Underground Food Court_Taipei_Taiwan

1.Eat a gigantic chicken steak in SHILIN NIGHT MARKET FOOD AREA

There are two things that make Shilin Night Market one of the most popular markets in all of Taiwan, and they are bargains and food! Head south to find the underground food court as well as a myriad of local delicacies.

What to taste in Shilin Night Market Food Court  :

Giant Fried Chicken SteakVermicelli with oystersFried buns

Famous restaurant in this region  :

Yong He Soy Milk King : Enjoy a hearty breakfast with a bowl of still-steaming soy milk.

Stay at Flip Flop Hostel – Garden to get to Yong He Soy Milk King

Flip Flop Hostel – Garden

Discover more guesthouses and inns in the Shilin district

Raohe Night Market_Taipei_Taiwan

2.Taste medicinal soups and traditional stuffed rolls at RAOHE NIGHT MARKET

The Raohe Night Market , which stretches from Songshan Wufenpu Fude Temple to the banks of the Keelung River , adds to the sweet atmosphere of one of Taipei’s most scenic spots. The market is one of the oldest in the city and is an ideal location for TV crews, who can regularly be seen filming cooking shows for local TV.

What to taste at the Rahoe Night Market  :

Pork ribs cooked in Chinese herbal medicineBlack pepper bunsStinky Tofu

Famous restaurant in this region  :

Din Tai Fung Xinyi  : enjoy famous “xiaolongbao” (dumplings in soup) at the original restaurant located on Xinyi Road.

Stay at Dolamanco Hotel to get to Din Tai Fung Xinyi

Dolamanco Hotel

Discover more budget hotels and hostels near Raohe Night Market

Ningxia Night Market_Taipei_Taiwan

3.Find comfort in a warm bowl of congee and an oyster omelet at NINGXIA NIGHT MARKET

Ningxia Night Market , located in Datong District , is best loved for its gourmet snacks and unique sweets. It’s easy to wander the aisles of this small market, making it Taipei’s favorite place to shop for Chinese New Year decorations as well as party supplies.

What to taste at Ningxia Night Market  :

Famous restaurants in this region  :

Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle  : Indulge in a bowl of silky smooth, artisan noodles coated in sweet and sour broth and skipjack tuna.

Chun Shui Tang  : The famous bubble tea shop originated in Taichung, but Taiwan’s most famous refreshment can be found in various locations around the city.

Stay at V One Hotel to go to Ningxia Night Market

V One Hotel

Discover more apartments and hostels in Datong District

Tamsui (Danshui) Old Street_Taipei_Taiwan

4.Snack on hundred-year-old eggs and stuffed cakes in TAMSUI OLD STREET

If you’re planning a ferry ride from Fisherman’s Wharf , near Lovers’ Bridge , you should also take the opportunity to grab a bite to eat on  Tamsui (Danshui) Old Street , northwest of the city. Enjoy the sensual aromas of the bakeries and patisseries while strolling along the river. If you’re in Tamsui , there’s no harm in eating dessert first, but don’t miss a hundred-year-old egg and a punnet of fried fish crackers, while watching the sun setting over the South China Sea.

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