Taichung, one of the major cities of Taiwan, is located along the west of the country. This place is bestowed by nature with beautiful landscapes that attract a great number of tourists. Besides, Taichung’s long-established food culture is something that you should experience when visiting this charming city. So, where to eat in Taichung and what to eat in Taichung? Let’s check it out our suggested Taichung best eats and must eat in Taichung (Taichung must eat) with 8 best places to eat in Taichung including good restaurants in Taichung, best restaurants in Taichung, best food in Taichung taiwan and best local food in Taichung that serve delicious food at very affordable prices to find out the answer!
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Taichung best eats: Braised Pork Knuckle Rice at Fu Ding Wang
Pork is a favourite dish in Taiwan. You can see that many parts of a pig that are not consumed in some countries like pig hearts, skin or even feet are key ingredients in Taiwanese cuisines. Come try Taichung version of braised intestine served with steamed rice in Fu Ding Wang. Fu Ding Wang has 2 branches in Taichung, one is near Zhonghua night market and the other is located on Dongxing Road. Very popular among local people, the restaurant is always busy. The locals usually order takeout. But if you have time, it is always better to sit back and enjoy the food.
What makes the braised pork leg delicious is the long hour of braising. A pork leg is marinated and simmered for hours until the meat has absorbed the flavor of all the ingredients, become tender and easily removed from the bone. I also suggest you try their braised intestine, tofu, and crunchy bamboo shoot. They all pair perfectly with steamed rice. Each dish costs around 80TWD – 100TWD.
Address: No. 560, Section 1, Taiwan Boulevard, Central District, Taichung City, Taiwan
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Must eat in Taichung: Traditional Buble Milk Tea at Chun Shui Tang
Enjoying original traditional milk tea at Chun Shui Tang has always been one of everyone’s favorite activities when visiting Taichung. Chun Shui Tang not only serves milk tea but also other regular tea together with light dishes which attract a lot of customers. Milk tea is a very popular drink among Taiwanese people. Black tea, milk, sugar and pearls are the key ingredients of Taiwanese milk tea. This Tawan-originated tea has become a popular drink in many countries.
If this is your first time visiting Chun Shui Tang, I suggest you try traditional milk tea – Bubble Milk Tea (150TWD) for the original taste of milk tea right in Taichung which uses softer, less chewy and less sweet pearls. To make your experience complete, you can try to make milk tea yourself with guidance from the best trainer and be awarded a certificate.
Address: No. 30, Siwei Street, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan
Opening time: Monday – Sunday | 8:00AM – 10:00PM
Taichung best restaurants: Ding Wang Spicy Hotpot
As a fan of Chinese food, it will be hard to ignore the spicy hotpot. You must have heard the famous Sichuan spicy hotpot. But Ding Wang has its own signature recipe for the broth which is served with pork belly, beef or fish balls, etc. Fresh vegetables and mushroom are indispensable of course. If you can’t handle too much spiciness, a less spicy version will be served on your order.
What I like at Ding Wang is their thoughtful service in addition to their eye-catchy dish presentation. Plus, the restaurant’s old-time architecture will give you unique dining experience.
Ding Wang also takes takeout orders. I’ve noticed that Taiwanese people often order takeouts on festive occasions. A set meal for 2-4 people costs 2.010 TWD – 3.752 TWD. If you come in a group, buying vouchers from KKday will save you some money.
Address: No.12, Jingcheng Road, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday | 11:30 AM – 2:30 AM
Where to eat in Taichung? Taiwanese Ice-cream at Miyahara
If you are a fan of Harry Potter, Miyahara will surely remind you of Olivanders Wand shop. The shop is decorated with a variety of colors, and huge bookcases. As it is quite popular among tourists, you will see that the shop is always crowded. If you don’t want to wait, I would suggest you come as early as possible.