Besides night markets, we also went to various restaurants around the city to try out the dishes these places specialized in.
These are just a few spots that we got to while here..
Hot star fried chicken – Personally I thought it was okay but not a standout (still prefer KFC), but there are consistently long queues of both locals and tourists lining up to try this.. The chicken is huge and juicy and the skin is crunchy.. But what makes them different from other fried chicken is the flavor of their seasoning sprinkled outside the skin of the chicken.. And I appreciate that unlike other fast food shops, you see them cook it on the spot as you order… This is a well known street food in Taiwan, so have this as part of your must do when here!
Yong Kang beef noodle soup – Nothing weird or fancy, just simple comfort food that gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling of home cooking..
Din Tai fung – famous for their dumplings, particularly the dumplings with soup inside called Xiao long bao. Make sure to come here before lunch time if you want to avoid the long queues. Din Tai Fung is already available in other Asian countries, but of course we still had to try it out from the original country it came from..
Mango snow ice from Smoothie house.. I still say nothing compares to fresh mangoes from the Philippines, but the standout is the texture of the snow ice.. It’s not chunky and was smooth and melt in your mouth..