Taipei is a food lover's paradise with delicious treats to be found in night market street stalls and high-end restaurants.
A popular street food dessert, skewers of candied fruit may be hard on the teeth, but they taste amazing.
Stinky tofu may not sound appetizing (and the smell can be off-putting at first), but the juicy cubes of grilled tofu covered in pickled cabbage and hot sauce are a must for any Taipei foodie.
The DinTaiFung franchise has become synonymous with Taiwanese food, especially the assortment of steamed dumplings and buns.
Hot pot is the ultimate Taiwanese comfort food, and travelers can fill up with the self-serve all-you-can-eat hot pot buffet at Mala Yuanyang Hot Pot.
Keep an eye out for the large cylindrical ovens in Shilin Night Market to try Taipei's famous sesame pepper baked pork buns.
Shaved ice, the quintessential dessert in Taipei, can be topped with fruit, jelly balls, sweet red beans, and grass jelly. Try some at Meet Fresh.
Beef noodle soup is considered to be Taiwan's national dish. Grab a hot bowl from Yong Kang Beef Noodles.
Each summer during Taipei's Dragon Boat Festival, locals snack on zongzi, little pyramids of glutenous rice stuffed with meat and wrapped in bamboo leaves.Each summer during Taipei's Dragon Boat Festival, locals snack on zongzi, little pyramids of glutenous rice stuffed with meat and wrapped in bamboo leaves.
Head to any Taipei night market and you'll find vendors selling Taiwanese-style sausage. A smaller sausage is typically stuffed inside a split open gluteous rice sausage and eaten.