Must eat food in Taipei — Top 24 best street food in Taipei & best places to eat them
Taiwan not only boasts friendly people and beautiful weather, but the cuisine is also relatively simple to prepare. Focus Asia Travel will expose you to an extremely exhaustive list of meals that you must eat when visiting Taipei, and Taiwan in general. These are some snacks and street foods that you can readily get at any night market in Taiwan when visiting. The average price for each dish is around TWD 10 and higher; if you eat approximately three meals, you should be able to fill your stomach. Now, check out our Taipei food blog for the top 23 finest street food in Taipei you should not miss, as well as a list of must-eat cuisine in Taipei.
Beef Noodle Soup
The most familiar dish of Taiwanese people. Noodles are usually very fresh, making and using during the day so very soft; Beef cut into small cubes, stewed and soaked bold in seasoning. The broth with strong taste, bring mild herbs flavor. It’s served with sweet and sour pickle dishes. The average price is about 150 TWD / bowl.
Some delicious beef noodles soup restaurants in Taipei
Yongkang Beef Noodle
Address: No. 17號, Lane 31, Section 2, Jinshan South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Hours: 11AM–3:30PM, 4:30–9PM
Phone: +886 2 2351 1051
Getting there: MRT Dongmen Exit 5.
Mama Zhang (媽媽 張)
Address: He-Ping East Road, Sec. 1, No. 18, Da-An District, Taipei
Phone: +886 2 23661125
Hours: 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Getting there: MRT Guting, Exit 4, Walking along Heping Eest Road, about 4 minutes is reach.
Lin Dong Fang Beef Noodle (林東芳 牛肉 麵)
Address: No.274, Section 2, Bade Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Hours: 11AM–2AM. Closed on Sunday
Phone: +886 2 2752 2556
Price: Prices: The big sized bowl of beef noodles is 240 TWD ($7.30), the normal bowl is 170 TWD ($5.17)
Getting there: Nanjing Fuxing and Zhongxiao Fuxing Station.
Ji Pai (Taiwanese Fried Chicken)
Taiwanese-style fried chicken (Taiwanese Breaded Chicken), marinated with secret spices, can be eaten spicy or not spicy, depending on your preference. The crispy fried batter on the outside, soft chicken flesh on the interior, deep-fried in oil. Focus Asia Travel’s experience has taught them that adding a bit extra spice to their meals makes them taste better. Along with Ji Pai (Chinese doughnut stick, fried Chinese breadstick, or Youtiao), there are usually more fried foods available, such as chicken leg, squid, hog intestine, chicken heart, wax bean/green bean… all of which are deep-fried in oil and very excellent.
You can easily find this food at any night market in Taipei. Bonus for you the restaurant we like best: Popular chicken shop near Yongan Park.
炸老大鹹酥雞 (Fried salty and crispy chicken)
Address: No. 250-1號 No 25-1 Yongzhen road, Yonghe district, New Taipei City.
Phone: +886 9 25059509
Price range NT$151-800
Hours: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am. Sun: Closed
Getting There: Yongan Market MRT, walk through the park behind, right at the crossroads.
Skewers free to pick
Taiwanese people are also highly acquainted with this meal, which can be found at any night market or convenience shop. Particularly in the winter. The skewers have been cooked and steeped in broth. Spicy and non-spicy are the two sorts. Skewers are quite cheap, with prices dependent on the quantity of skewers, which is generally 45 TWD / 3 skewers. At these optional skewers stalls, you should try the skewers of eggs steeped in tea leaves.
Chen San Ding Black Sugar Bubble Tea
The National Taiwan University is the most well-known. Unlike other bubble tea businesses, Chen San Ding’s bubble tea has no branch, pearls are handcrafted, and how much is sold out is limited. Pearls are extremely soft and have a strong, sweet flavor. Chen San Ding’s bubble tea has a mild flavor with a hint of milk. Suitable for people who enjoy a high-fat beverage.
This shop is Taiwan’s sales champion; another business has huge lines, yet consumers continue to wait. It is usual to sell more than 3000 cups each day. The shop’s trademark dish is pearl bubble milk tea made of brown sugar, which is highly flexible, aromatic, and sweet. Because the milk in this case is a bit fat, it might overpower the flavor of the tea; shake before serving.
Address: No. 2, Alley 8, Lane 316, Section 3, Roosevelt Road (Luosifu), Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Tel: +886 2 26200160
Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
Super soft price: 35 TWD / cup
Getting There: MRT Gongguan, exit 4, 5 minutes walk.
The grilled corn is ripe but not dried, served with sauces with a unique Taiwanese recipe, strange taste but delicious. However, the price of corn is a little expensive, about 78 TWD / grilled corn. Best grilled corn can be found at Raohe Night Market.
Fresh, fat oysters are cooked and then covered with a coating of batter and eggs, with fresh onions sprinkled on top. Oysters have a fragrant and sweet flavor. You should definitely try this meal. Tainan’s oyster omelette is particularly recognized near the Cheng Kung Memorial.
This dish originate in Japan but now it is very popular in Taiwan and they have also changed the type of processing that makes up Taiwanese Teppanyaki style. You sit around a wide flat kitchen, the chef will directly processing and serving you right at the kitchen, so the food is always hot, fresh. Average price: 200 TWD – 1000 TWD (or more) depending on your order.
Suggest some good restaurants
New Hama Teppanyaki (新 濱 鐵板燒)
Address: 105, Taiwan, Taipei City, Songshan District, Lane 11, Guangfu North Road, 33號
Hours: 11:30AM–2PM, 5:30–9:30PM
Phone: +886 2 2761 5616
Getting there: The restaurant near MRT Dapinglin: Exit 1, turn left and walk 3 minutes.
Chamonix Teppanyaki – Taipei Zhongshan N.Branch (夏慕尼新香榭鐵板燒台北中山北店)
Address: No. 44, Section 2, Zhongshan N Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
Hours: 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–10PM
Phone: +886 2 2571 9608
Hunghwa Teppanyaki Steak House – Sogo Taipei Fuxing (紅花鐵板燒)
Address: 10F, No.300, Sec.3, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an Dist, Taipei, Taiwan
Phone: +886 2 2731 6555
Hours: Open: Daily from 11:30am to 2:30pm and 5:30pm to 10pm
Dimsum at Din Tai Fung
You should eat this meal at least once if you visit Taipei. The price is not particularly low, but it is worth a go. This is Taiwan’s most well-known Xiao Long Bao (a type of Chinese steamed bun) chain. Renowned for its very thin crust cake, delectable dumplings cooked to medium, so that every mouthful piece is buried in your teeth, and sweet meat delightful bits.
Because of its the famousness , so you usually have to go there to queue to get the seat number and wait 15-30 minutes. Price: about 400 TWD / person (eat full).
There are many branches in Taipei, but most popular and easiest to access is the branch in Taipei 101, Dongmen MRT and Taipei City Hall.
One of the specialities of Taiwan. Actually, this dish is quite smelly, go to the alley head you can smell its smell, but when eaten, there is no such feeling. Outside is fired tofu crispy and crunchy, fresh tofu inside is soft. Eat with kimchi is a wonderful combination, so delicious. Price: 40-70 TWD. You can easy find in all night markets.
Take a look at this photograph and compare it to the actual thing. All of the squids used for grilling are plump and fresh, and they must be cooked over charcoal so that the squid meat remains fresh and not dry. You may eat it alone or with the sauce poured over the squid’s body. Price range: 60-100 TWD per squid. The finest grilled squid can be found at the Tamsui River night market. Take the MRT to Tamsui station, which is a 5-minute walk away.
Green tea cover cream
The most famous is LATTEA 綠 蓋 茶館. This shop is famous for its green tea cover cream. This dish is known to young people by the attack of Gongcha in Vietnam. But LATTEA is the father of this tea. The taste and cream of LATTEA in Taiwan is different, followed by the salty cream style, so not bored, nowhere better. There is a small reminder that the taste of tea is pure, so may be slightly bitter (but extremely fragrant), the tea devotees may be love it so much, but maybe you should choose regular sugar and more ice.
Some places have Lattea’s branches
+ The next to the National Taiwan University (3rd floor of the Eslite bookstore),
+ The area of Zhongxiao Dunhua MRT Station, behind the back of Uniqlo Building. Address: 106 Chung Hsiao East Road, Daan District, Taipei City Taiwan No. 16, Lane 216, Sec