In Taipei, You Never Sit Down For a Meal

Yes, you can head to Michelin-starred Din Tai Fung for a proper meal in air-conditioned comfort but that ain’t fun. The best eats are on the streets and you don’t have to go to a night market for that.

Wherever you’re staying, there’s bound to be a stall or a rice and noodle shop somewhere. My hostel was at Ximen, walking distance to the pedestrian street where vendors converge all day. Easy to get breakfast, especially.
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Most stalls don’t have English menus. Just simply point at the pictures or see what’s cooking.

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Often, you will be asked, “Spicy?” Say “Yes!” so you can get the full flavourd of what you’re eating even if it’s just a large fried chicken filet.

Follow the lines. This fried chicken stall is at the street corner of Shilin and locals line-up for its crisp meat and savoury taste ($70).

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Hot Star, the most popular fried chicken franchise has its own lines too.

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Be adventurous.
Wansuy on ice-cream seems strange but it’s delicious!

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Fried milk?
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How about stinky tofu?
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One cannot get enough of those delicious Taiwanese sausages. I bought 3 packs at Carrefour in Ximen to take back home.

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Or siolong bao.

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