Bet you didn’t know, Taiwan is a traveling foodie’s culinary paradise!
When you’re preparing for a trip, it’s easy to expect the type of food you’re about to devour when heading to countries such as: France, China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Thailand or even the U.S. We’ve been conditioned to identify cultures around the world with the type of cuisine each is internationally known for. But what exactly is Taiwanese cuisine, you may ask? What are you expected to eat there?
To start with, Taiwanese food is based on a huge variety of street foods, snacks that are both sweet and savory. Like tapas in Spain, Taiwanese cuisine is comprised of dishes made from stories of the island in addition to influences from China, Japan and local Hakka origins. Expect to stare at foods you’ve NEVER seen before and be prepared to be pleasantly surprised. I could’ve continued this list forever as there are simply too many delicious foods to showoff in Taiwan, but I’ve narrowed it down to 50 signature dishes. Personally, I grew up eating every item and reminisce these quirky dishes while traveling abroad.
Remember, there’s a reason why Taiwanese locals are secretly considered serious foodies. Because we can and know how to eat…well.
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