Ask any sweet-toothed visitor to Taiwan about local traditional-style pastries and they will surely rhapsodize about pineapple cakes. Delve a little deeper and you will discover a whole industry catering to confection cravings built on families of bakers that have honed their craft over generations.
Michelin, publishers of the world’s best-known restaurant guides, included the south of Taiwan for the first time when researching the latest edition of their Red Guide gourmet bible.
Rice is by far Taiwan’s most important food crop. So important in fact, that roughly half of the country’s arable land is given over to cultivating it. And for good reason, too, because for many Taiwanese, not a meal goes by in which rice does not feature in some form or other. To prove the point (if indeed it needed proving), Travel in Taiwan recently sampled some of the many rice-based offerings available in Taipei.
The soybean is featured at local tables at almost every meal, presented in myriad forms. This tour of select Taipei eateries takes you on a “round the soy world” taste adventure.
The city of Taichung’s coastal area is now firmly on the Taiwan travel map. We spotlight one of this island’s key religious centers, important heritage and archeological sites, and a woodcarving factory turned teahouse restaurant.
Miaoli’s Sanyi Township has long been woefully overlooked by travelers planning their Taiwan itineraries, but things are gradually changing. A new wave of serenity-seeking sightseers are waking up to the delights of this region’s easy-going rural charm.
Easy to locate, lots of choices, everything cheap…. Taiwan’s night markets are uber popular with locals and foreign visitors alike. Most come for the wide variety of yummy snack foods on offer, many also browse for cheap clothes and knick-knacks, some play fun games of chance and skill.
After a slow start, the eco-conscious, plant-based food trend has finally taken firm root in Taiwan. The past two years in particular have seen a diverse scene blossom, with options to suit everyone.
Local young folk in Tainan revel in giving new life, personality, and mission to the humbler old architectural jewels they’ve grown up with, creating a treasure map of small eateries, tea rooms, cafés, boutique hotels, and other cultural-creative enterprises for travelers to culture-spelunk.
Michelin’s famed Red Guide, listing the best places to dine in a systematically reviewed locality, is the recognized culinary bible for globe-trekking foodies. Here we introduce three of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Taipei.