Stinky tofu especially right from the way it was made: The chef will soak fresh tofu in salt water with fermented milk, meat or vegetables, after a certain time, take out them to processing. Those who have tried this dish will either be enchanted or grimace because of the characteristic smell. The gourmet thinks that the heavier smell tofu is the better.

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Stinky Tofu - hong kong

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There are many ways to cook stinky tofu such as grilled, stewed, braised, steamed or fried. No matter what type of cooking it is, stinky tofu also has its own flavor, color and presentation.

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With stinky tofu soup. Satay and spicy chilli peppers, bold taste of pieces of blood, combined with hot broth will warm you up immediately at night. Price for a bowl of $2.15.

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Shrimp dumplings

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After going around for a while, if you are still hungry, the steamed shrimp dumplings will make you satisfied immediately. The shrimp dumplings is steamed and fried on a hot pan for scorching, roasted the edge, the inside is marinated in a standard taste, still juicy, biting a bite is feeling soft and crunchy. Price is about $1.28 / portion.

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12fried shrimp dumplings taipei (1)

12fried shrimp dumplings taipei (1)

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Taiwanese fried dumplings at Raohe Night Market

Taipei night market food guide: Bubble milk tea

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Perhaps there is no need to say too much about this famous drink. Currently, this sweet drink is available in many Asian countries, but bubble milk tea in Taiwan always favorited by many people because of its own taste. You will not be hard to find a place to enjoy this drink because it appears popular throughout the streets. This is also an indispensable drink in the list of certain specialties to enjoy of every tourist when booking flights to Taiwan. The price for a glass of bubble tea is about 35 TWD (about $1.14).

Shilin bubble tea. Bubble tea is the popular Americanized name for Pearl
Shilin bubble tea. Bubble tea is the popular Americanized name for Pearl
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Chen San Ding is famous brand of bubble milk tea
Bubble milk tea, one of the best foods you have to try in Taiwan

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Taipei street food night market: Fresh fruit

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Visitors will be surprised to see the fresh fruit stalls are beautifully presented at the night market of Shilin, Taipei. Each stall here is available at least 10 different kind of fruits and more. For those who like fruit, this is an opportunity for you to enjoy without worrying about quality, because Taiwan is famous for being the “kingdom of fruits”, where fresh fruits are available year-round. If you do not like to eat directly, you can choose to buy yourself a glass of pure juice with an average price ranging from 35 TWD (about $1.14) and more.

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fruit stall shilin-night-market-12
Credit: taipei night market food guide blog.
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A fruit stall at Shilin Night Market

Iron Eggs

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This is also a famous food of Taiwan. This name may be due to the appearance of a black outside appearance, and an unsavoury feeling if you look at it only. Actually these are eggs originate from chicken eggs, quail eggs, pigeon eggs.

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The eggs are stewed with soy sauce and a number of different spices to create a rich flavor for eggs for 3 hours. Then, the eggs are dried and continue stew and dry the eggs together for 1 week until the egg yolk turns dark green and the white part is brown. Normally, the smell of these eggs makes many people feel uncomfortable but it is a famous food in Taiwan and sold everywhere. And having eaten the second egg you will feel the essence and deliciousness of this dish.

Spicy Iron Eggs
Spicy Iron Eggs
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Credit: taipei night market food guide blog.

Gua Bao (Pork Belly Bun)

Gua Bao (Pork Belly Bun)
Credit: taipei night market food guide blog.

If compared to beef noodles, hotpot and stinky tofu, the Gua Bao is not well known.

Many people also call this dish is a Taiwanese burger with a soft fragrant crust that folds together, but still reveals the inner part of the stewed pork, pickled cabbage, crushed peanuts and some herbs. The combination of these ingredients create the cake special flavor and does not to satiate.

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Taiwanese Gua Bao cake
Taiwanese Gua Bao cake

Taiwan’s most famous Gua Bao (Guabao) is Lan Jia Guabao at Roosevelt Road (Taipei). Here, you will see long queues waiting to enjoy.

Shoper is making a Gua Bao at Lan Jia's Gua Bao store
Shoper is making a Gua Bao at Lan Jia’s Gua Bao store
Gua Bao - Taiwanese Pork Belly Steamed Buns
Gua Bao – Taiwanese Pork Belly Steamed Buns
Lan Jia's Gua Bao store
Lan Jia’s Gua Bao store

Lan Jia Traditional Taiwanese Snack
Address: No. 3, Alley 8, Lane 316, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Hours: 11AM–12AM. Closed on Monday
Phone: +886 2 2368 2060
Getting There: Nearest MRT: Gongguan Station

Ji Pai (Deep Fried Chicken)

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Chicken is processed in many different ways is always a specialty in many places. But with its own processing, Taiwanese fried chicken is also very special.

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Fried chicken is a popular dish and is also a snack that many tourists come to enjoy in the journey to explore Taiwan.

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This fried chicken is marinated in a special spice in Taiwan. Chicken will be fried very skillfully so that the layer of fried dough outside is crispy, but inside the chicken still retains its softness and sweetness, not dry, fiber. Chickens must be delicious chicken, tough, soft meat so that when frying meat will not break and friable.

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Ji Pai (Taiwanese Fried Chicken Steak)4

Giant Fried Chicken chop (Ji Pai)
Giant Fried Chicken chop (Ji Pai)

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Coffin Bread

Guan Cha Bun (coffin bread). Image of street food around the world blog.
Guan Cha Bun (coffin bread). Picture: taipei street food night market blog.

This is a specialty dish of the Taipei night market, the thick, white bread slices are baked until turn yellow, then a hole is cut in the middle and added chowder sauce to eat. Taiwan’s bread creamy chowder bread is like a cake of San Francisco.

Coffin Bread from Tainan, southern Taiwan
Coffin Bread from Tainan, southern Taiwan

Guan Cha Bun (coffin bread). Image of street food around the world blog.

Guan Cha Bun (coffin bread). Image of street food around the world blog.
Guan Cha Bun (coffin bread). Credit: taipei night market food guide blog.

Guan Cai Ban (Coffin Bread)

Coffin Bread in Anping street
Credit: taipei night market food guide blog.

Guan Cha Bun (coffin bread). Image of street food around the world blog.

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Picture: taipei street food night market blog.

Roasted pork

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A whole pig is roasted with special spices. Customers who want to buy a part, can choose freely. In addition, to save time, sellers also have a few ready-to-sell boxes available for those who want to enjoy.

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roasted fried pork taiwan
Picture: taipei street food night market blog.

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Thin noodles

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Thin noodles are introduced as one of the dishes you must try when coming to Taiwan. Noodles are cooked with fibers with size smaller than the toothpicks. Especially, each stall here will process this noodles with different types of ingredients such as pig’s tripes, fish, mushrooms …

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