8 Taiwanese Foods You Have to Try

By January 10, 2020Uncategorized

1. Pearl Milk Tea (Zhen Zhu Nai Cha)

As long as you come to Taiwan, you must drink a cup of Pearl Milk Tea. The chewy tapioca balls (also known as pearls or boba) mix with sweet milk and a different flavour of black tea. Pearl Milk Tea is now gradually transformed into a variety of drinks. There are ‘Boba Milk Tea’ which represents milk tea with large pearls, ‘Brown Sugar Pearl Milk’, the pearls that boiled with brown sugar, and the white pearls which also called ‘Agar Boba’ or ‘Crystal Boba’.

2. Stinky Tofu (Chou Dou Fu)

Stinky Tofu is the fermented tofu with a strong odour. The fried stinky tofu has a crunchy appearance, and the inside is soft and absorbs the aroma of soy sauce. Taiwanese like to add pickled kimchi or cucumber to eat, or you can also add some chilli! Spicy halogen stinky tofu is another cooking method for stinky tofu. In some hot pot restaurants, you can also order the set of ‘Spicy Duck Blood and Stinky Tofu’, the duck blood and halogen stinky tofu is the perfect match!

3. Braised Pork Rice (Lu Rou Fan)

Braised Pork Rice is a home taste for Taiwanese. This rice dish is commonly seen throughout Taiwan, but the flavour may be different in the north and the south. However, the basic ingredients remain the same: the ground pork cooked with soy sauce is placed on the steamed rice.

4. Fried Chicken Fillet (Ji Pai)

Fried Chicken Fillet, a kind of fried chicken, can be taken away at any time which is very common in Taiwan. It is also the must-eat and most popular snack in Taiwan’s night market! It is crispy on the outside and tender juicy on the inside with many kinds of seasonings you can choose, like chilli powder, allspice, seaweed powder, mustard powder, cheese powder, etc.

5. Oyster Omelette (Oh Ah Jen)

Oyster Omelette is one of the most famous street foods in Taiwan but this omelette is not exactly the same as the western style omelette. This omelette is mixed the potato starch into the egg batter with some small oysters and people can pour savoury sauce or chilli sauce on top of the omelette to add more taste. Sometimes, shrimp can be substituted in place of oysters, and it is called shrimp omelette.

6. Oyster Vermicelli (Oh Ah Mi Sua)

Oyster Vermicelli, a kind of popular noodle soup in Taiwan, is a bowl of wheat vermicelli with cooked rich bonito and topped with juicy, plump oysters, pork intestine and homemade chilli sauce.

7. Small Sausage in Large Sausage (Da Chang Bao Xiao Chang)

This is a snack sausage sandwich in Taiwan which is commonly known as Taiwanese hot dog. A segment of Taiwanese pork sausage is wrapped in a sticky rice sausage. Taiwanese usually grill it and add some raw garlic, pickled cucumber, hot peppers, think soy sauce paste to complement its taste.

8. Pork Belly Bun (Gua Bao)

Pork Belly Bun is such as the Taiwan version burger, it consists of a slice of stewed meat and other condiments sandwiched between the flat steamed bread. The traditional filling for Pork Belly Bun is a slice of red-cooked pork belly, sauerkraut, coriander, parsley, and ground peanuts.

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