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This Is a Real Taiwanese Breakfast

Breakfast is a big deal in Taiwan. Every morning, hundreds of vendors get up early in time for the morning breakfast rush. The food is pretty much the same across the board: soy milk, turnip cakes, fan tuan, and twisted cruller. Oh but those turnip cakes are small cubes of wonder, smothered with a delicious sweet and slightly spicy red sauce. More

Taiwan: A Food Tour of 5 Night Markets

A trip to Taiwan isn't complete without a visit to one of its famous night markets. They're open everyday in the evening and have become a gathering ground for tourists and locals alike. In addition to cheap bargain deals, Taiwan's night markets are vital destinations to experience some of the country's best small eats. Here's a food tour of five Taiwan night markets near the Taipei area. Where to go for shaved ice, egg custard, bao, snake meat, and more. More

Chinese Food Carvings

[Photograph: national Palace Museum] That's not a glistening chunk of pork—that's a stone carved to look like a glistening chunk of pork. The "Meat-shaped Stone," along with the "Jadeite Cabbage," made during the Ch'ing Dynasty (1644–1911) are some of the most famous pieces at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.... More

Photo of the Day: Epic Taiwanese Shaved Ice

[Flickr: yusheng] Shaved ice + red beans + sweetened condensed milk + flan = hong dou bing, or red bean shaved ice, a typical Taiwanese dessert. Oh, glistening suspension of red beans in thick condensed milk topped with wobbly pudding mass—how I love you. For those who live in Taipei, Yusheng says he got this shaved ice at Gāoxióng Pópóbīng. Related How to Make Patbingsu (Korean Shaved Ice) Sugar Rush: Mango Special Shaved Ice at the Flushing Mall Snapshots from Asia: Will the Real Shaved Ice Please Stand Up? Top Ten Taiwanese Snacks... More

Photo Tour of Shilin Market in Taipei

Photographs by Joel Haas Get a look into the chaotic and food-centric Shilin Night Market, the largest night market in Taipei, with Joel Haas's photo tour on Neatorama. You can find fruits, freshly made dumplings, candied tomatoes, obanyaki, sugar cane juice, and more in this market that runs from the late afternoon until about 2 a.m. For more Taiwanese night market food porn, check out the Taiwan Night Markets Flickr group. Related Eating in Taipei Top Ten Taiwanese Snacks... More

Photo of the Day: Tuna Waffles

I forgot that such a dish of tuna salad and waffles existed—possible only in Asia—until I came across tychenyt's photo in the Serious Eats flickr pool. It may sound like a weird combination to anyone who hasn't encountered it before, but this used to be one of my favorite dishes when I lived in Taipei. Creamy tuna salad smothered into the crispy crevices of a fresh waffle...FTW!... More

Taipei: Crazy For Dorayaki

Dorayaki is a Japanese sweet made of two sweet pancakes, typically with a red bean filling. Everyone in Taipei is going nuts for the dorayaki from this bakery. Yusheng, who posted his photos on Flickr (including the one above), reports standing in line for 2.5 hours to buy some.... More

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