Taiwan is not only has nice people, pleasant weather, but the food is also very easy to eat. Living Nomads will introduce to you an almost complete list of dishes you definitely must try when visiting Taipei in particular and Taiwan in general. These are some snacks, street food (night market food taiwan, taiwan food market, taiwan must eat) that you can easily find in any night market when traveling to Taiwan. Average price for each dish is about TWD 10 and up, eat about 3 dishes you will maybe get a full stomach.
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Beef Noodle Soup
The most familiar dish of Taiwanese people. Noodles are usually very fresh, making and using during the day so very soft; Beef cut into small cubes, stewed and soaked bold in seasoning. The broth with strong taste, bring mild herbs flavor. It’s served with sweet and sour pickle dishes. The average price is about 150 TWD / bowl.
Some delicious beef noodles soup restaurants in Taipei
Yongkang Beef Noodle
Address: No. 17號, Lane 31, Section 2, Jinshan South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Hours: 11AM–3:30PM, 4:30–9PM
Phone: +886 2 2351 1051
Getting there: MRT Dongmen Exit 5.
Mama Zhang (媽媽 張)
Address: He-Ping East Road, Sec. 1, No. 18, Da-An District, Taipei
Phone: +886 2 23661125
Hours: 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Getting there: MRT Guting, Exit 4, Walking along Heping Eest Road, about 4 minutes is reach.
Lin Dong Fang Beef Noodle (林東芳 牛肉 麵)
Address: No.274, Section 2, Bade Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Hours: 11AM–2AM. Closed on Sunday
Phone: +886 2 2752 2556
Price: Prices: The big sized bowl of beef noodles is 240 TWD ($7.30), the normal bowl is 170 TWD ($5.17)
Getting there: Nanjing Fuxing and Zhongxiao Fuxing Station.
Ji Pai (Taiwanese Fried Chicken)
Taiwanese-style fried chicken (Taiwanese Breaded Chicken), marinated with private spices, can be eaten with spicy or no spicy depending on your taste. Outside is crispy fried batter, soft chicken meat inside, deep fried in oil. The experience of Living Nomads is when eaten should add a little more spicy will taste better. Served along with Ji Pai (Chinese doughnut stick, fried Chinese breadstick or Youtiao) always have more other fried dishes such as chicken leg, squid, pork intestine, chicken heart, wax bean/green bean… all are deep fried in oil, very tasty.
You can easily find this food at any night market in Taipei. Bonus for you the restaurant we like best: Popular chicken shop near Yongan Park.
炸老大鹹酥雞 (Fried salty and crispy chicken)
Address: No. 250-1號 No 25-1 Yongzhen road, Yonghe district, New Taipei City.
Phone: +886 9 25059509
Price range NT$151-800
Hours: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am. Sun: Closed
Getting There: Yongan Market MRT, walk through the park behind, right at the crossroads.
Skewers free to pick
This dish is also very familiar to Taiwanese people and can be found in any night market or convenience store. Especially in the winter. The skewers are cooked, soaked in broth. There are two types of spicy and not spicy. The skewers are relatively inexpensive, price based on the number of skewers, usually 45 TWD / 3 skewers. You should try the skewers of eggs soaked in the tea leaf at these optionally skewers stalls.
Chen San Ding Black Sugar Bubble Tea
Most famous in the National Taiwan University. Unlike other bubble tea shops, Chen San Ding’s bubble tea has no branch, pearls home made, make how much sold out much. Pearls are super soft, bold sweet. Chen San Ding’s bubble tea has light taste, more milk taste. Suitable for those who love fat drink.
This shop is Taiwan‘s champion in sales, also one of the shop has long queues, but customers still stand wait. Every day sold more than 3000 cups is normal. The signature dish of the shop is pearl bubble milk tea made of brown sugar, very flexible, fragrant, sweet. The milk here is a little fat, so it is overwhelm the taste of tea, you remember shake before enjoying.
Address: No. 2, Alley 8, Lane 316, Section 3, Roosevelt Road (Luosifu), Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Tel: +886 2 26200160
Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
Super soft price: 35 TWD / cup
Getting There: MRT Gongguan, exit 4, 5 minutes walk.
The grilled corn is ripe but not dried, served with sauces with a unique Taiwanese recipe, strangely taste but delicious. However, the price of a corn is a little expensive, about 78 TWD / grilled corn. Best grilled corn can be found at Raohe Night Market.
Oysters are fresh, fat, fried and then coated with a layer of batter and eggs, sprinkle fresh onions. Fragrant and very sweet taste of oysters. Definitely try this dish. Oyster omelette are best known in Tainan, along the Cheng Kung Memorial.
This dish originate in Japan but now it is very popular in Taiwan and they have also changed the type of processing that makes up Taiwanese Teppanyaki style. You sit around a wide flat kitchen, the chef will directly processing and serving you right at the kitchen, so the food is always hot, fresh. Average price: 200 TWD – 1000 TWD (or more) depending on your order.
Suggest some good restaurants
New Hama Teppanyaki (新 濱 鐵板燒)
Address: 105, Taiwan, Taipei City, Songshan District, Lane 11, Guangfu North Road, 33號
Hours: 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–9:30PM
Phone: +886 2 2761 5616
Getting there: The restaurant near MRT Dapinglin: Exit 1, turn left and walk 3 minutes.
Chamonix Teppanyaki – Taipei Zhongshan N.Branch (夏慕尼新香榭鐵板燒台北中山北店)
Address: No. 44, Section 2, Zhongshan N Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
Hours: 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–10PM
Phone: +886 2 2571 9608
Hunghwa Teppanyaki Steak House – Sogo Taipei Fuxing (紅花鐵板燒)
Address: 10F, No.300, Sec.3, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an Dist, Taipei, Taiwan
Phone: +886 2 2731 6555
Hours: Open: Daily from 11:30am to 2:30pm and 5:30pm to 10pm
Dimsum at Din Tai Fung
If you visit Taipei, you should try this dish at least once. Price is not very soft but also worth to try. This is the most famous Xiao Long Bao (Xiaolongbao is a type of Chinese steamed bun) chain in Taiwan. Renowned by the super thin crust cake, dumplings tasty and steamed to medium, so every bite pieces that is submerged in your teeth and sweet meat tasty pieces.
Because of its the famousness , so you usually have to go there to queue to get the seat number and wait 15-30 minutes. Price: about 400 TWD / person (eat full).
There are many branches in Taipei, but most popular and easiest to access is the branch in Taipei 101, Dongmen MRT and Taipei City Hall.
One of the specialities of Taiwan. Actually, this dish is quite smelly, go to the alley head you can smell its smell, but when eaten, there is no such feeling. Outside is fired tofu crispy and crunchy, fresh tofu inside is soft. Eat with kimchi is a wonderful combination, so delicious. Price: 40-70 TWD. You can easy find in all night markets.
Look at this image with the real is the same. All the squids selected to grilled are fat, fresh, grilled on charcoal with require that the squid meat remains fresh, not dry. You can eat with original taste or eat with the sauce spread on the squid body. Price: 60-100 TWD / squid. The best grilled squid can be found at the night market along the Tamsui River. Take the MRT to Tamsui station, 5 minutes walk.