Things I have eaten in Taiwan

I am a big of Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World on Travel Channel because it is always fun to watch him eat all the bizarre foods from all over the world. This past October, I went back home to Taiwan with my boyfriend and I know I have to take him to try all the local specialties in Taipei.Below is the highlight of what we have tried during this trip:

1. Stinky Tofu: Pungent smelling fermented tofu, deep fried and served with pickled cabbage and soy sauce.

Fried Stinky Tofu

Fried Stinky Tofu

2. Pig’s blood and stinky tofu soup: Not only do Taiwanese like fried stinky tofu, we like it in a spicy broth as well with pig’s blood.

Pig's Blood and stinky tofu soup

Pig's Blood and stinky tofu soup

3. Oyster Pancake: This is a very Taiwanese dish and you must try this. It is pancake with oyster and egg, top with a sweet and spicy sauce.

Yummy Oyster Pancake

Yummy Oyster Pancake

4. Braised variety of food: Went to “Latern Braised Food” (燈籠滷味) at Shr-Da Night market for their famous braised food. It is a street cart with boiling soya broth. You get to pick a variety of food from the cart and they will cook it for you in the broth.

Braised Food

Braised Food

5. Taiwanese Sizzling Steak: This is a popular Taiwanese dish. They have all cuts for steak, chicken, lamb and seafood as well. It is usually served with pasta and an sunny-side-up egg. Their black pepper steak sauce makes it taste even better. A steak costs merely $10 dollars with salad bar buffet and unlimited supply of soft drinks and dessert.

Sizzling Chicken Steak with Pasta and Egg

Sizzling Chicken Steak with Pasta and Egg

6. Three Cup Chicken (三杯雞): This is a Taiwanese dish popular among locals. The naming comes from its ingredients. It means 1 serving of rice wine, 1 serving of sugar and 1 serving of soy sauce as the base for this gingerly seasoned sizzling dish. You can substitute chicken for squid, shrimp, etc.

Three Cup Chicken

Three Cup Chicken

7. Pork intestines fire pot: This is one of my favorite dish. It has pork intestines, pig’s blood with salted mustard greens in chili and garlic sauce.



Pork Intestines Fire pot

Pork Intestines Fire pot

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About Athena Chang

Love traveling, dining, and cooking. Digital marketing professional by day, globe-trotting foodie at heart.
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