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List by: itisclaudio, created: 12 Oct 2017, updated: 07 Jun 2020 Public: Users can add dishes

Well known Taiwanese food you should try

1. Beef Noodles Soup

niu rou mian (Chinese) (Taiwanese)

Beef Noodles Soup is a Chinese and Taiwanese noodle soup made of stewed or red braised beef, beef broth, vegetables and Chinese noodles. This may be the quintessential Taiwanese comfort food.

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2. Braised Pork Rice

Lu Rou Fan, 滷肉饭 (Taiwanese)

It is one of THE most beloved Taiwanese comfort foods. A good bowl of lu rou fan features finely chopped, not quite minced, pork belly, slow-cooked in aromatic soy sauce with five spices.

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3. Ban Tiao Noodles

Flat Rice Noodles, 粄條 (Taiwanese)

The thick, flat, slippery noodles made from glutinous rice are part of the Hakka culinary tradition and best sampled in Kaohsiung's Meinong district. The Hakka people in Meinong cooked this noodle dish and it is the most famous dish to sample.

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4. Oyster Omelette

oyster cake, 蚵仔煎 (Chinese) (Taiwanese)

The oyster omelette is a Taiwanese night market favorite. The dish consists of an omelette with a filling primarily composed of small oysters. Starch (typically potato starch) is mixed into the egg batter, giving the resulting egg wrap a thicker consistency. Pork lard is often used to fry the omelette. Depending on regional variations, a savoury sauce may then be poured on top of the omelette for added taste.

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5. Oyster Vermicelli

oamisoir, 蚵仔麵線 (Chinese) (Taiwanese)

Oyster Vermicelli is a kind of noodle soup popular in Taiwan.

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6. Bubble Tea

Pearl Milk Tea, Boba-Milk Tea (Chinese) (Taiwanese)

Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in Taichung in the 1980s. Most bubble tea recipes contain a tea base mixed/shaken with fruit or milk, to which chewy tapioca balls or fruit jellies are often added. The "bubble" refers to the foam created by shaking the tea, which itself is called "pàomò" (泡沫) tea, meaning "frothy/foamy" tea. Ice-blended versions are usually mixed with fruit or syrup, resulting in a slushy consistency.

There are many variants of the drinks, and many kinds of ingredients …

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7. Gua Bao

Koah pau (Chinese) (Taiwanese)

True Taiwanese pork belly buns have five defining components: the fluffy steamed bun, tender braised pork belly, pickled mustard greens, fresh cilantro, and powdered peanuts. All combined, it's a messy, colorful, glorious snack of salty, sweet, pungent, and fresh flavors, with multiple textures to boot.

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8. Shaved Ice Mountain


A pile of shaved ice is heaped with fresh fruit and flavorings, such as mango pieces, juice and sweet condensed milk.

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