Foodie in Taipei

Foodie in Taipei

Featuring Ximending 西門町, Raohe St. Night Market 饒河街觀光夜市, Tamsui Old Street 淡水老街, Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle 阿宗麵線 (Ximending), Addiction Aquatic Development 上引水產, Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市, Yong He Soy Milk 永和豆漿 (Ximending), Tonghua Night Market 通化夜市 / Linjiang Street Night Market 臨江街觀光夜市, 8%Ice 冰淇淋專門店, 白鬍子 Milk Beard
Rachel Xie
Rachel Xie

Crispy and very starchy, with lots of that sour, savoury sauce that's typical of Taiwanese oyster omelet, but of which I'm not a fan. Much prefer our Singaporean version!

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Definitely one of the best street snacks worth its weight in calories in Taipei – crispy, freshly deep-fried fritters of yam paste hugging pork floss and a whole salted egg yolk. Sold at NT$20 (S$1) apiece, these can be found at Stall 91 within Ningxia Night Market.

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Only NT$10 (S$0.50) for this piping hot pancake crammed full of velvety red bean paste. You'll find this stall right at the entrance to Tamsui Old Street, a favourite among tourists for day trips out of the main Taipei city area.

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Okay, I am ashamed to admit that my photo backlog currently reaches beyond one year ago. But nevertheless, here is one of the many frozen treats I had in Taipei in August... last year 😅.

I miss the quaint little cafes there. Anyone up for a trip next year? 😃

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I'm just gonna say it – this is the best damn chicken and waffles dish I've ever had!

I love how those waffles are baked such that they have that perfect combination of crisp exterior and plush insides – you can see the two distinct textures in the picture for yourself – and that chicken!!! Oh my, that deep-fried slab of chicken thigh deep-fried in a spice coating until golden-brown and gloriously crunchy outside while the flesh within remains succulent and tender.

Stack all these with fresh tomato slices, pickled onion and a generous smear of zingy shichimi ranch sauce, and you've got an outstanding winner.

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If only breakfast always looked this hearty. Not a fan of the Taiwanese savoury beancurd, but I die for those flatbread and pancake wraps.

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Suppertime cravings have me wishing I had the streets of Ximending stretching beyond my front door again.

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No photography or video-taking allowed at this popular stall located in the middle of Raohe Night Market. Don't know why, because it's not like they were doing anything groundbreaking 🤷🏻‍♀️ .

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Japanese rolled omelette with corn and bits of lobster flesh tucked within its folds, topped with Kewpie, seaweed sprinkles and bonito flakes. Be prepared for a long wait for this!

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Taipei is home to some really excellent western cafes, and Spot is one of them. The food was absolutely scrumptious and the staff was lovely – they didn't even flinch when I insisted on carrying everything outside to take pictures.

If you like savoury brunches, these two will definitely hit the mark, but if you prefer something sweet, their Ferrero Rocher French Toast – which I sadly had not the stomach room for – is supposed to be a cracker of a dish.

Don't make the same mistake as I did, combing the aisles of Raohe Night Market multiple times in search of this fried milk stall with no success – you'll find it on the outskirts of the market where the back entrance is.

Freshly submerged in bubbling oil upon order, each stick of three blocks of milk curd emerges crispy on the outside and gooey inside; it's almost like mochi, but not as smooth and with a bouncier bite.

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Foodie lifestyle writer turned foodie PR girl. Notice the constant. I eat to live to eat.

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