Yoghurt and white grape waffle (super delicious!) ~ Shilin Night Market

Taiwan – Street Food Heaven

*** WARNING : The following images may make you drool, cry or gasp uncontrollably.***

Over Christmas I went on a family holiday to Taiwan. I had no expectations and not exactly a huge desire to go there to begin with. But as I traveled and explored this new country (to me), I slowly grew to love the place. Especially the FOOD.

Here are some of the food you can expect to find in Taiwan.

Fish and Beef Balls in Soup ~ Jiu Fen Old Street
Fish and Beef Balls in Soup ~ Jiu Fen Old Street
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Beef Noodles ~ Jiu Fen Old Street
The infamous Taiwan sausage (sweet and fragrant) ~ Jiu Fen Old Street
The infamous Taiwan sausage (sweet and fragrant) ~ Jiu Fen Old Street
Peanut icecream pancake with coriander o.O ~ Jiu Fen Old Street
Peanut icecream pancake with coriander o.O ~ Jiu Fen Old Street
Taiwanese infamous Smelly Tofu ~ Jiu Fen Old Street
Taiwanese infamous Smelly Tofu ~ Jiu Fen Old Street
Infamous Fried Chicken (sooo good!) ~ Shiling Market
Infamous Fried Chicken Steak (sooo good!) ~ Shilin Night Market
Fried Chicken Place ~ Shiling Market Taipei
Fried Chicken Steak Place ~ Shilin Night Market Taipei

Tip: Don’t be afraid of lining up for it (notice the lines behind me). It is so worth it!

My bro and I with fried chicken steak and Pearl Milk Tea (bubble tea) ~ Shillin Night Market
My bro and I with fried chicken steak and Pearl Milk Tea (bubble tea) ~ Shillin Night Market
Hotdog with cucumber and rice bun ~ Shilin Night Market
Hotdog with cucumber and rice bun ~ Shilin Night Market
Frog egg drink ~ Shilin Night Market
Frog egg drink ~ Shilin Night Market
Fishball with wasabi powder ~ Shilin Night Market
Fishball with wasabi powder ~ Shilin Night Market
Yoghurt and white grape waffle (super delicious!) ~ Shilin Night Market
Yoghurt and white grape waffle (super delicious!) ~ Shilin Night Market
Rude waffles (no, we did NOT try this! LOL) ~ Shilin Night Market
Rude waffles (no, we did NOT try this! LOL) ~ Shilin Night Market
Infamous braised pork rice (simple but good) ~ Xi Men Ding
Infamous braised pork rice (simple but good) ~ Xi Men Ding
Turnip cake ~ Xi Men Ding
Turnip cake ~ Xi Men Ding
Oyster Omelette (specialty) ~ Xi Men Ding
Oyster Omelette (specialty) ~ Xi Men Ding
Chicken chop and maryland rice ~ Xi Men Ding
Chicken chop and maryland rice ~ Xi Men Ding
Spring onion pancake with egg and chilli sauce (my favourite of the trip!) ~ Xi Men Ding
Spring onion pancake with egg and chilli sauce (my favourite of the trip!) ~ Xi Men Ding
White bitter gourd juice ~ Xi Men Ding
White bitter gourd juice ~ Xi Men Ding
Infamous Mee Sian ~ Xi Men Ding
Infamous Mee Sian (people stand outside the store and eat) ~ Xi Men Ding
Roasted peanuts and 'moustache' nuts ~ Xi Men Ding
Roasted peanuts and ‘moustache’ nuts ~ Xi Men Ding
Peanut or black sesame mochi (street cart style) ~ Xi Men Ding
Peanut or black sesame mochi (street cart style) ~ Xi Men Ding
Matcha and redbean tea ~ Xi Men Ding
Matcha and redbean tea ~ Xi Men Ding
Mister Donut Chocolate and Peanut ~ Xi Men Ding
Mister Donut Chocolate and Peanut ~ Xi Men Ding
KFC Egg Tarts ~ Xi Men Ding
KFC Egg Tarts ~ Xi Men Ding
My favourite drink of the trip - Green Tea Yoghurt Flavour from 7-Eleven
My favourite drink of the trip – Green Tea Yoghurt Flavour from 7-Eleven
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Tea Egg (the best one i’ve ever had) ~ Island in the middle of Sun Moon Lake
Shabu Shabu ~ Kaohshiung
Shabu Shabu ~ Kaohshiung
More waffles! ~ Kaohsiung Women's Street
More waffles! ~ Kaohsiung Women’s Street
Awesome pork bun (another one of my faves) ~ Kaoshiung Women's Street
Awesome pork bun (another one of my faves) ~ Kaoshiung Women’s Street
Hakka food
Hakka food
Sun cookie
Sun cookie
Chocolate Poop Icecream in a squatting toilet ~ Modern Toilet Restaurant, Taipei
Chocolate Poop Icecream in a squatting toilet ~ Modern Toilet Restaurant, Taipei
Sitting on a toilet at a bathtub eating poop out of a squatting toilet... Gotta be something wrong with that... ~ Taipei
Sitting on a toilet at a bathtub eating poop out of a squatting toilet… Gotta be something wrong with that… ~ Taipei
Matcha Greentea Powder
Matcha Greentea Powder
Matcha Greentea and Looseleaf Greentea
Matcha Greentea and Looseleaf Greentea
Xiao Long Bao (shanghai dumplings) ~ the flagship Din Tai Fung restaurant in Taipei
Xiao Long Bao (shanghai dumplings) ~ the flagship Din Tai Fung restaurant in Taipei
Delicious Fried Rice (try the brownrice option) ~ Din Tai Fung, Taipei
Delicious Fried Rice (try the brownrice option) ~ Din Tai Fung, Taipei
Black Sesame Bun ~ Din Tai Fung, Taipei
Black Sesame Bun ~ Din Tai Fung, Taipei
BBQ seafood ~ Raohe Street Night Market
BBQ seafood ~ Raohe Street Night Market
Herbal Jelly and Tang Yuen (like street 'Dessertstory') ~ Raohe Street Night Market
Herbal Jelly and Tang Yuan (like street ‘Dessertstory’) ~ Raohe Street Night Market
BBQ king oyster mushroom (with flavours) ~ Raohe Street Night Market
BBQ king oyster mushroom (with flavours) ~ Raohe Street Night Market
Dorayaki red bean ~ Raohe Street Night Market
Dorayaki red bean ~ Raohe Street Night Market
Quail Eggs with Wasabi Mayo ~ Raohe Street Night Market
Quail Eggs with Wasabi Mayo ~ Raohe Street Night Market
BBQ mushroom, beans, chicken, tofu, etc ~ Taipei
Stall that BBQs mushroom, beans, chicken, tofu, etc with flavouring ~ Taipei
Zhong Zhi (ba zhang - rice dumpling) ~ near Xi Men Ding
Zhong Zhi (ba zhang – rice dumpling) ~ near Xi Men Ding

So… did you drool? I drooled whilst reminiscing and writing this blog! Now… get yourself over there! I would go back just for the food. Hope you enjoyed!

Any questions, comment.

Hope I fed some food dreams 😛

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Just a girl who wants to: live life with an eternal mindset love others when it is easy, but especially when it is hard continuously grow in my faith in Him appreciate beauty in creation and explore expression of art through design, illustration, song and makeup

3 thoughts on “Taiwan – Street Food Heaven”

  1. Do you happen to know the Taiwanese name for Dorayaki? I had some in China that looked like the one you have but when I search Dorayaki its completely different with two buns instead of the filling fried inside one. XC I have been frantically searching for a recipe for these but because I dont know the name I’m not having much luck XD haha. Any help would be great!

    Awesome blog btw! 🙂

    1. Hi Cherrie, I don’t think it has an official name. Alot of Taiwanese things are actually adapted from Japan. So try typing in Taiwanese Dorayaki. The reason it isn’t crunchy and ‘fried’ looking is to do with the molds that they use to make it. So unfortunately, unless you have the specific cast iron mold, it will be pancakes as a substitute instead! Thanks for your comment and encouragement. Hope ur search for the recipe goes well!

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