Our guide to dining out in Taipei.
Dining out in Taipei is a foodies dream come true. Not surprisingly, the main types of cuisine are Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Hong Kong food. However the city’s international reputation and trend setting background has brought some of the finest international chefs to the city’s top hotels. So you can dine out in style or pick up some delicious authentic Taiwanese food at one of the local street stalls, the choice is yours.
Taipei’s street food is both safe and delicious to eat. Try some delicious beef noodles or mee sua. And there’s nothing quite like the smell of stinky tofu! It must be an acquired taste.
Finally, if there are two items you must try when in Taiwan, the first would be xiaolongbao or steamed dumplings from Din Tai Fung. Go to the original branch located on Xinyi road at the corner of Yong Kang Street. The food chain is now an international phenomenon.
And for those with a sweet-tooth, try an Ice Mountain, a delicious desert with fresh fruit toppings such as mango or strawberry on a pile of shaved ice. The locals favorite place to have one is Yong Kang.
Eating out in Taiwan is quite inexpensive. In fact, many locals will eat out all the time in casual restaurants rather than cooking at home. We have selected a shortlist of restaurants worth considering when in Taipei. All offer excellent service, an international menu and great locations.