TAIWAN Street Food tour in Kaohsiung | BEST Taiwanese breakfast and delicious LOCAL Taiwanese food

KAOHSIUNG is a city in the south of Taiwan. A charming port city with a tonne of great food! We take you on the ULTIMATE Taiwanese street food tour in Kaohsiung to show you the BEST food Kaohsiung has to offer! 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 the day with a traditional Taiwanese breakfast of savoury soy milk, youtiou (deep fried dough fritters) and fluffy dumplings. This local spot churns out bowls of delicious savoury soy milk flavoured with chilli oil, sesame oil, tiny dried shrimp and pickles. Accompanied by an oily dough fritter and freshly made dumplings stuffed with chives and pork and cabbage it is the perfect first spot on our street food tour.

We then head to a local street side xiao long bao joint. This place offers up baskets of freshly steamed soup dumplings which we dip in vinegar and top with shredded ginger. The family who operate this eatery make the xiao long bao fresh, rolling the dumpling wrappers and stuffing them with a juicy, flavoursome pork filling. The wrappers are slightly thick but the flavour of the filling more than makes up for this!

Next up we stop for braised duck at a local institution Duck Zhen. The duck is served cold alongside shredded raw ginger. We eat the duck with bowls of rice topped with more slices of braised duck and drizzled with saucy braised pork belly together with some blanched cabbage.

It’s then time for a snack- a gua bao from a popular local joint. The gua bao is a steamed bun which sandwiches a thick slice of braised pork belly and topped with coriander and crushed peanuts. This one is simple and as far from the tricked up versions you often see- DELICIOUS.

Onwards to our final stop a bowl of shaved ice which helps beat the Taiwan heat! Taro, glutinous rice balls, tapioca balls, grass jelly and pineapple is loaded into a bowl and topped with hand ground shaved ice and sugar syrup. It’s textural, refreshing and tasty!

Where and what we ate:

Taiwanese breakfast at Guo Mao Lai No. 186, Liuhe 2nd Rd., Qianjin Dist, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Open mornings (get there before 10:00am). Closed Sunday.

Xiao long bao at Yonghe Steamed Dumplings, Lane 99, Dayong Rd, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung. Open daily 11:00am to 8:00pm

Braised duck at Duck Zhen, No. 258, Wufu 4th Road, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City, 803. Open 10:00am to 8:20pm. Closed Tuesday.

Gua bao at 803, Kaohsiung City, Yancheng District, 高雄市鹽埕區瀨南街169-1號. Open 9:30am to 8:00pm.

Shaved ice at No. 122, Sanmin Street, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City, 807. Open daily, 9:30am to midnight.

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20 Replies to “TAIWAN Street Food tour in Kaohsiung | BEST Taiwanese breakfast and delicious LOCAL Taiwanese food”

  1. Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena

    Hi guys, this is our first video from Taiwan! We loved the food hunting here and have videos coming to you from Tainan and Taipei next. Hope you enjoy this one guys. Follow our travels along in real time over on Instagram @chasingaplate Cheers, Thomas & Sheena 😄

  2. Anthony Lim

    I will be on 8 days sightseeing by local travel agencies and I got another 6 days free & easy. Looking at taking the high speed railway from Taipei to Kaohsiung where my cousin can meet me there.
    The one place while in Kaohsiung I will want to go Cijing island which is 5mins ferry from Kaohsiung port. Plenty of seafood, cheap & good.
    My mother is the only person whether she can endure the hectic schedule but over years that she prove to be rather strong even as age catches up on her.
    Thanks Sheena & Thomas for your information.

  3. Anthony Lim

    T & S, I love this video I love the braised duck rice to see what is the difference from Singapore version.
    FYI, I have just subscribed to your channel.

  4. chubipower

    i'm going to bookmark these places. will be visiting Kaohsiung next year 😀 btw, Sheena seems to have lost some weight since i last watched your Msian videos

  5. Jennifer Rodda

    Love, love, love your work guys. Oh this food!!! You needed a flip-top head to eat that Gua bao Thomas. 🤣 I am a complete sucker for dumplings so I watched this with my mouth watering. Now I'm off to prep some dumplings and pork belly for my dinner.

  6. J Lin

    OMG! Finally seeing someone blogging the soup dumpling place. That place is good but business overall wasn’t doing well. Started out as a food stall, moved into a store, then back to where you were. The Yan Chen 鹽埕 district is one of the oldest developed in Kaohsiung so there a lot of hidden treasures out from the main streets that only the locals know. Enjoy!

  7. Yang Lu

    Hi guys, wonderful videos. Wow Kaohsiung have changed a lot since the last time that I was back home. And yes, I'm from that area on 5+ 2nd St. Miss the food and the atmosphere. Did you guys visit Kaohsiung during the weekdays or weekends? If you guys happened to visit on the week days than you guys missed out on the night market portion. They also bring out wonderful food and snacks out to sale. Also, New Years is crazy there too. But have fun and enjoy yourself while over there. I know you guys will be spoiled and not visit other countries after this. Hahaha…..

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