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Food of Taiwan

These are some of my favorite foods around Taiepei, most of which is food found around the street. You can go your entire trip in Taiwan and not even set foot in a restaurant. It’s so much fun to walk around the city feasting with your eyes at everything that is cooked and ready to eat in front of you. In fact, I think I preferred the street foods to the actual restaurants we visited.

One restaurant I can and definitely recommend is the original Ding Tai Fung on Xinyi Road in Taipei. It’s a small three story restaurant that’s always busy. Go at an off-peak hour (for a late lunch as we did) and the wait will be less. There’s always a crowd gathered outside, but the wait is worth it! There are lots of locations around town and globally, but from what we heard, this was the best.

 

Asian bakeries are second to none in presentation and taste!
Asian bakeries are second to none in presentation and taste!
Breakfast at our hotel was always healthy and different every day!
Breakfast at our hotel was always healthy and different every day!
After breakfast, sometimes you wanted something sweet like a green tea donut, only at Krispy Kreme!
After breakfast, sometimes you wanted something sweet like a green tea donut, only at Krispy Kreme!
Mister Donut also had a variety of pretty donuts.
Mister Donut also had a variety of pretty donuts.
These green onion pancakes were amazing! So hot and so tasty.
These green onion pancakes were amazing! So hot and so tasty.

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Some food carts put an emphasis on the aesthetic quality in addition to taste.
Some food carts put an emphasis on the aesthetic quality in addition to taste.

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Stinky tofu, a must try in Taiwan!!
Stinky tofu, a must try in Taiwan!!
That's one way to cook...
That’s one way to cook…

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Shaved ice with fruit is incredible! They shave the ice as smooth as snow, that it's almost like ice cream.
Shaved ice with fruit is incredible! They shave the ice as smooth as snow, that it’s almost like ice cream.
Ding Tai Fung is a must visit in Taipei. The universally famous steamed xiao long bao (soup dumplings) are amazing and so are there other steamed buns and dumplings.
Ding Tai Fung is a must visit in Taipei. The universally famous steamed xiao long bao (soup dumplings) are amazing and so are there other steamed buns and dumplings.

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Underground malls can also have tons of really good restaurants like this nice find below our hotel.
Underground malls can also have tons of really good restaurants like this nice find below our hotel.
Sushi to go is cheap and very popular!
Sushi to go is cheap and very popular!

 

 

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