The BEST of Taiwan's FAMOUS FOODS in Taipei | Amazing Taiwanese STREET FOOD tour Taipei



TAIPEI, TAIWAN is a vibrant, exciting city and perfect for FOOD lovers. In this video we go FOOD HUNTING to find the BEST versions of Taiwanese dishes we all know and love, from stinky tofu and beef noodle soup to gua bao and bubble milk tea. Get ready for some mouthwatering food. Make sure you’re subscribed to our channel so you don’t miss out on heaps more food videos!

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We start with one of our favourite noodles soups in the world TAIWANESE BEEF NOODLE SOUP at Liu Shandong which received Bib Gourmand recognition from Michelin this year. The eatery is really popular with the locals and we can see why! The noodles are bouncy and thick and the beef is melt in your mouth. The beef broth is clean tasting and has a rich beef flavour. An array of condiments are on the tables in which to adjust your noodle soup to your own taste. We add fermented black beans, pickled mustard greens and some chilli oil to ramp up the flavours and spice. Highly recommended!

We move on to our next snacks- GUA BAO and BUBBLE MILK TEA. Both stalls are extremely popular and are within a couple of metres of each other. The gua bao is a steamed pork belly bun- at Lan Jia it is made up of half fatty pork and half lean pork. Stuffed into a fluffy steamed bun together with crushed peanuts, sugar and pickled mustard greens, this is one of the best gua bao we’ve ever eaten. Chen San Ding’s bubble milk tea is the best thing to wash down the gua bao. Contrary to its name, this stall’s version doesn’t contain tea but is made up of fresh milk and warm tapioca boba that are cooked in thick, sweet brown sugar syrup. It’s sweet, fun to eat/drink and very rich. Both stalls are well worth a visit!

Our next snack is one of our favourite to eat when in Taiwan- stinky tofu! It gets a bad reputation what with its stink but its smell is far worse than its taste! We eat deep fried stinky tofu stuffed with chilli and soy sauce with pickled cabbage on the side. It’s an amazing snack and the stinky tofu has a beautiful flavour.

We finish with one of Taiwan’s most beloved dishes- lu rou fan. Available at almost every eatery, braised pork on rice is addictive! Jin Feng is a lu rou fan powerhouse- white rice topped with a ladle of braised pork bits and fatty soy sauce. This is one delicious bowl you have got to eat when in Taipei!

Where and what we ate:

Beef noodle soup at Liu Shandong, No. 2, Lane 14, Section 1, Kaifeng St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100. Open 8:00am to 8:00pm. Closed Sunday.

Gua bao at Lan Jia Traditional Taiwanese Snack, No. 3, Alley 8, Lane 316, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100. Open 11:00am to midnight. Closed Monday.

Bubble milk tea at Chen San Ding, No. 2, Alley 8, Lane 316, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100. Open 11:00am to 9:30pm. Closed Monday.

Stinky tofu at 110, Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, 忠孝東路五段165巷5號. Open 8:00am to 8:30pm. Closed Sunday.

Lu rou fan at Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice, No. 10, Section 1, Roosevelt Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100. Open 8:00am to 1:00am.

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38 Replies to “The BEST of Taiwan's FAMOUS FOODS in Taipei | Amazing Taiwanese STREET FOOD tour Taipei”

  1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

    Hi guys, we’re super proud of this video and really hope you enjoy it too! We wanted to find AMAZING versions of the most popular Taiwanese dishes- ones we know and love! Thanks for all the likes, comments and shares- we appreciate your support so much! Cheers,Thomas & Sheena P.S Follow along in real time on Instagram @chasingaplate 😄😄😄😄

  2. Rebecca

    Love your point of view on dining. You each bring your own point of views. That beef soup looked incredible. The staff there were amazing giving other condiments to make it a different flavor.

  3. David Litzelswope

    I mean, really…it’s beef noodle soup…you guys employ so much hyperbole to describe basic foods. It’s a joke. Have you ever tried seeking out some really good food, like a fillet of beef? Or at least a sirloin? Or at least food cooked by people with proper clothes on? In what year will it stop making sense to say “film a video”? News flash: no film is involved. Can you understand how painfully ironic you are when you try to be current and relevant at the same time as being terribly anachronistic?

  4. twinny Wally

    You didnt mention the names of the restos and address or i couldnt find it. Help. The beef noodles, cuapao, milktea, tofu beef rice resto etc Please reply we are heading to taiwan 1st time this 1st week of december

  5. Bobby hardianto sadono

    welp~ you guys like stink tofu? well i try the unfried one…and its scare the hell out of me hahahahahahaha~!!! the smell~ oh my god……….but then when i try the deep fried one…..its actually not bad….

  6. Tony Chen

    Smaller diameter straw for bubble/pearl (珍珠), larger diameter straw for Boba(波霸)

    波霸Boba mean bigger pearl,as for the name ”Boba” came for a nickname of the 80’s famous sexy actress Amy Yip.

    She was a leading sex symbols of HK cinema and also very famous in Taiwan back then.

  7. L.Y. Yao

    Haven't been in Taiwan for two years, I'm gonna back and taste Gua Bao, one of my favorites I've been missing!!!
    Ah, and Stinky Tofu for sure, thanks for reminding!!

  8. Chiva Heng

    Oh my goodness I love the food lol 😂 I really love your dress up sheena thanks for video and I to try that food so bed 😍😍💟💟💟💟

  9. Grange Wallis

    I have to stop watching these before Lunch here in Australia… I always start lusting for foods that I can't get quickly here in Melbourne at the same level of quality you're eating…

  10. Auntie Rose

    By the way, Sheena and Thomas, a few decades ago I lived in Taipei near the University of Taiwan neighborhood. Roosevelt Rd 3rd section. Imagine Japaneses style homes with gardens filled the neighborhood instead of the huge apartment buildings today. Those 5 story walk up apartment buildings were brand new in the late '60's.
    University of Taiwan was founded during Japaneses occupation in 1928. It's the first university in Taiwan.
    Few overseas visitors are clued in of that neighborhood.
    Very well established night markets and eating establishment by the 1950's due to the Uni. Today some volgers / youtubers called Taipei has the 'best night markets around the world'. Hah, Who Knew!
    U of Taiwan has long been a favorite for SE Asians of Chinese heritage to send their kids. With them the yun'uns brought SE Asian flavors/food.
    Also visit the old down town Taipei (another area oversea's visitors rarely go). It consists of a handful of two story block like buildings. that came up after the Nationalist Party and main landers relocated onto Taiwan after 1948.
    The First Department Store of Taipei old town (opened in mid 1960's) was the first department store in Taiwan that had an escalator (it was a very big deal).
    The university neighborhood also has the only Mexican restaurant in Taiwan.
    Whenever I traveled or lived in different countries I always feel a closeness when I learn something of its' history. As I gained some insight I also appreciate it more.

  11. Jamesyboy Experiment

    Hey guys, there is so much great food there😋 We are so intrigued to try the stinky tofu , we have a feeling that it will be right up our street. We love trying strange and unusual dishes when we can. We have seen so many vloggers try this and absolutely hate it -bring it on! – good job as always😋

  12. manisha sharma

    Oh god! I wish to get my hands on that bubble tea, it looks so good. Fortunately I have my Indian chai to fulfil my craving. Kudos for the hard work and efforts that you both put to make such drool worthy content. Sheena you look amazing in your signature red lipstick and a beautiful smile. Keep up the good work!! 😊😊 BTW which language did you both use to interact with locals and food joint staff…. How do you both equip with the language barrier that you face while visiting an array of countries???

  13. Patty Ann

    As an Sicilian, when you said the noodles had a nice bite, that they wernt "DISGUSTING". I LOL! Cause mushy noodle=disgusting noodles! Love you guys. Thanks for such family friendly content!

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