I spent 3 days and 2 nights in Taiwan. It was definitely a crazy eating experience. Hate to break it to you all- but Taiwan is seriously THE BEST place to eat. Taiwanese food is on the top 5 favorite cuisines for me personally- and it’s food that is rare in manhattan- and a teeny bit more accessible in queens- but DEFINITELY doesn’t compare to what they have in the actual city! I spent the first day traveling around. It was actually my dad and I who took this extravaganza together. Also, I don’t know the names of all the places because I can’t read Chinese… So if you’re willing to translate for me, and send me the ping-yings, PLEASE DO!
TAIWAN DAY 1 / LINKS TO DAY 2 AND DAY 3
After getting off the plane at noon, my dad and I headed to find some lunch in Taiwan. Pork Chop Noodles, freshly made, Fish ball soup, all made on the spot. This place was right outside the Subway Station to get to the Flower Expo in Taiwan. (subway stop: Yuan Shan / RED)
Coolest thing ever; they keep folded magazine papers so people can put their bones and other unwanted things in there. So smart!
Then for dinner we had Din Tai Fung. This is like the staple place to eat in Taiwan (everyone told me to go here when I told them I was going to Taiwan) They are famous for their Xiao Long Bao (which is soupy pork buns) and they were pretty good. A little over hyped, since there’s lines out the door for this 3-story restaurant… but still good none the less. I actually had a very bad experience here (in terms of something I found in one of my dishes) but I will save it for a private conversation if you are interested to know.
I was also really excited that I found a Ten Ren here in Taiwan. From what I hear, Tenren actually started in the US first, then the owner came back to Taiwan to open it here. The tea was just as delicious here in Taiwan- and truthfully I liked it better here. I ordered the Green Milk Tea w/ Tapioca (even though I personally hate tapioca, I had to also try it with it)