Street Food in Taiwan : Trying CACTUS ICE CREAM!! Tropical Taiwanese Street Food in Penghu!!


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In this video, we visit Penghu Taiwan, an archipelago of BEAUTY in the Taiwan strait. Penghu is an incredible place to explore, full of white sand beaches, dramatic coastline, historical relics and its own delicious cuisine. We will be showing you Penghu’s BEST street food, local restaurants and seafood joints – as well as the best things to see and do in Penghu Taiwan! Let’s go!
We start there day in Magong City, near the Old Street, for a typical Taiwanese street food breakfast. A stall that was making fresh shaobing 燒餅 was our first stop. We watched the process of how the shaobing was made from scratch and then ordered one with bacon and egg. The chef was kind and gave us another kind for free, youtiao 油條 with peanut butter.
Just down the street was another stall serving freshly fried youtiao and soy milk 豆漿. This is a very traditional Taiwanese breakfast, and it was interesting to watch the chefs prepare everything from scratch.

After exploring Zhongyang Old Street, we hopped on our scooter and explored the different islands of Penghu. Our first stop was the Tongliang Great Banyan tree 通樑古榕. Legend says that the massive network of trees started from just one tree. Now it extends over the entire area up to the temple! We stopped to try Penghu’s famous cactus ice cream. The cactus fruit from Penghu creates a beautiful deep pink ice cream with a tart raspberry-like flavour. It is a MUST in the Penghu heat.
Next, we visit the Whale Cave Geopark 鯨魚洞 to see the crystal blue coast, the basalt columns and the cave formation that looks like a whale. This a great lookout and just next to the Whale Cave is a food court. We ordered Penghu Squid Noodles, which is served with chewy squid, vermicelli noodles and a spicy sauce. These are DELICIOUS!!! We highly recommend trying this dish at this restaurant.
We went to Erkan Village 二崁聚落保存區 which is a historical town with hundreds of years of preserved history and unique architecture using coral rocks. We cooled off with another cactus fruit specialty, cactus juice! We also tried a local style douhua 豆花 with sugar syrup, Penghu peanuts and green bean.

For sunset we visited the most beautiful beach we have ever been to – Naian Beach 內垵遊憩區. We walked along the white sand beach, played in the warm, crystal clear ocean and watched the sun go down over the horizon, which painted the sky in orange, pink and purple hues.
Seafood should not be missed in Penghu and we visited an all-you-can-eat seafood BBQ. At your table you have a charcoal grill and you can choose as much seafood as you desire. Their specialty is fresh oysters, but we also tried shrimp, crab, squid, vegetables and more! The oysters were the best and it was very affordable for Penghu seafood!

Restaurant Info:
1 – Shaobing at 鐘記燒餅
No. 37-1號, Wenkang Street, Magong City, Penghu
2 – Youtiao at 益豐豆漿
No. 48, Wenkang Street, Magong City, Penghu
3 – Tongliang Banyan Tree 通樑古榕 and Ice Cream
8-1 Rd., 884, Baisha Township, Penghu
4 – Whale Cave
No. 11-12號, Xiyu Township, Penghu
5 – Squid Noodles at 阿虹的店
11之5號 881, Xiyu Township, Penghu
6 – Erkan Village
881, Penghu County, Xiyu Township
7 – Cactus Juice at 二崁一號(陳家)
Erkan Village
8 – Douhua at 二馬豆花
Erkan Village
9 – Sunset at Naian Beach 內垵遊憩區
881, Penghu County, Xiyu Township
10 – Seafood BBQ at 澎湖大姐自助碳烤廣場
No. 88號, Minzu Road, Magong City, Penghu

Video Editor : Chris Neill

We’re Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson, food lovers and world travellers! We make videos about local, authentic and unique foods from across the globe. We particularly like to sample street food across Asia. We are based in Taiwan where we frequent the best Taiwanese street food stops and create travel content to make finding food in Taiwan easier for YOU! Although we are based in Taiwan we travel the majority of the year around the world in search of the best food. We’ve filmed in Japan, The Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, India, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Greece, Sri Lanka, Canada and the list is still growing! Our mission is to create content that is entertaining, informative, honest and fun! We love what we do and we are always grateful for your support! Thank you and see you on the next episode!




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35 Replies to “Street Food in Taiwan : Trying CACTUS ICE CREAM!! Tropical Taiwanese Street Food in Penghu!!”

  1. Alan

    You need to check out Kinmen! Good combination of good and history. They have a very cool oyster farm and other seafood, their famous liquor, local candies, and taro farms on Little Kinmen. They have a lot of interesting history dating back to the Ming Dynasty, some very cool architecture from 100 years ago built by locals returning from overseas, and more recent history related to the standoff with mainland China. My brother-in-law lives there with his family. (His wife's family has lived in Penghu for about 500 years, some live near Magong, others who currently live on 七美 (Cimei))

  2. Fit-Mess-Jess

    Penghu looks so gorgeous! Cannot wait to give it a visit 😍 another great video, but I had to skip the entire segment on the Dohua because the dried coral background triggered my Trypophpbia 😭😭

  3. bruyo1717

    Absolutely love your channel Luke and Sabrina! Not only do you show the delicious food, you also take the time to show us the sights and give us a mini history lesson wherever you go. Totally appreciate that. One request…please bring back the Chinese subtitles! My Taiwanese parents love your channel too and love the subtitles. Keep up the great work!

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