If there’s one country that’s absolute heaven for food lovers, it’s Taiwan. With vibrant mixture of cultures the food is fragrant and full of flavour. You’re sure to see a lot of tempting things here but there’s some Taiwanese dishes that you simply have to try.
From Ba Wan to traditional Taiwanese Dishes that you find in every city, like hot pot, you will not get more authentic than this. Prepare to drool as you work your way through these amazing dishes.
Traditional Taiwanese dishes you need to try
1. Gua bao
These steamed pork buns are starting to find their way all over the world now as a tasty snack. Mainly eaten as street food in Taiwan they are spicy, crispy and chewy all at once. Absolutely delicious.
2. Beef Noodle Soup
The soup is rich in flavour with the broth (which uses beef stock) being the main base of this tasty dish. The beef is stewed and served with Chinese noodles and cabbage.
3. Ba – Wan
Local eateries makes these little packages with a translucent dough that uses sweet potato starch. They can be filled with seafood or meat and come served with a delicious sweet and savoury sauce.
4. Hot Pot
Probably one of the best known Taiwanese Dishes and an absolute joy to eat socially. The hot pot is in the middle of the table and you can cook yourself using the vast array of meats and vegetables that are on the table.
5. Oyster Omelette
One of the most unusual dishes and not something you might have ever heard of before visiting Taiwan. The omelette is cooked up fast, keeping it nice and moist and served with a spicy sauce.
6. Taiwanese Fried Chicken
Every country in the world has some form of fried chicken but the Taiwanese version is beyond delicious. You might know it in other countries as “popcorn chicken”. You’ll find it locally at street markets as a quick snack typically with bite size pieces, or one larger piece served in paper.
7. Dan Bing
This an egg crepe roll that is typically eaten for breakfast but is equally good eaten at any time of the day. it is cooked quickly before being rolled up and served with a tasty umami sauce.
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