Traveling in Taiwan is a food lover’s paradise filled with exotic smells and delicious new flavors. If you are a brave traveler with a desire to cross some of the best cuisines off your bucket list, Taiwan is the place to start. A lot of travelers love to go to a place that has been a favorite of the Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese, and this is what Taiwan is. It’s the combination of traditional food and cuisines, with some unique flavors. Every street food vendor that serves Taiwanese food is a unique delicacy in itself, and every street-side vendor in Taipei is a unique delicacy as well. You may love a place, and you may hate a place, so be open-minded to some new flavors on your culinary tour of Taiwan. You will never get the same cuisines twice!
Some famous Taipei street foods are the boiled pork, sweet and sour shrimp, sweet and sour chicken, and spring rolls. The pork and crab cakes are very popular also, and the crab cakes can be served in different forms such as on a stick, rolled, deep-fried, in a soup, in a flour batter, or in a Taiwanese style noodle. Spring rolls and noodles are probably the most common street food that you will see everywhere in Taipei. Some of the spring roll varieties can be served in soup, and some of the spring roll noodles are also served in noodles on a stick. All the spring rolls are delicious.
The seafood spring roll is also very popular and you can have spring rolls as your appetizer, entree, or dessert. You can also find a variety of noodles that can be eaten with chopsticks, dumplings, and also rice paper. There is also meat and vegetable spring roll, and the vegetables are also different. You can have spring rolls as your appetizer, entree, or dessert, and the spring rolls are also available in different types of flavors as well.
The street food in Taiwan is a unique combination of the old and the modern style of food that you will not find anywhere else. Every street is filled with street vendors offering their delicacies, so don’t miss this cultural experience so you can enjoy the food as well as see the culture of Taiwan. Some of the most common street foods in Taipei are pork and crab cake, shrimp ball, Chinese sausage, chicken, and mushroom pie, etc. You also find the sweet and sour shrimp, sweet and sour bird, the spring rolls, the Chinese rice noodle, and the Chinese sausage in different flavors such as spicy, hoisin sauce, honey mustard, garlic, soy sauce, chili, garlic, sugar, sugar, chili, and the hot garlic. Hot garlic is the hottest flavor. There is also the spring roll, the hot spring roll, the chicken spring roll, and the spring roll with bean paste.
In Taipei, the street vendors in the morning also sell various kinds of food such as one of a kind smell of stinky Toufu (an absolute must try at least once in your life, the hoisin ham, the spring roll, the Chinese sausage, the amazing oyster omelet, Boadze (steamed dumpling), the Chinese sausage wrapped in bamboo, and the hoisin ham wrapped in bamboo.
Street food vendors in Taipei also offer several kinds of hot beverages, so be sure to drink plenty of water while you are eating. Some vendors offer ice-cold soft drinks, but it is a good idea to avoid them because they are full of sugar. Not sure if they are much healthier, but I always go for fruit drinks, like passion fruit or guava, always available in roadside stalls.
If you are hungry and thirsty, do not miss the sweet and salty hot spring roll, the hoisin sauce chicken hoisin ham, and the spring roll.
When it comes to the food offered by them, be sure to order very slowly and carefully since they are very well trained in the art of cooking. The spring roll wrapped in bamboo is a specialty of Taiwan.
How to get there
There are plenty of airlines and train services that fly into Taipei. From Taipei, you can take a bus or taxi to Xikou. There are also several hotels located near Xikou Airport which are very near to the shopping malls.