40 Taiwan Food And Dishes You Can Try (With Recipes)

There’s nothing that beats the flavors and the tastes of home meals. Taiwan has one of the richest cultures, with beautiful scenarios but most of all one of the best foods you could try.

Three Cup Chicken with pineapple

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Taiwan Braised Beef Noodles

Here are 40 Taiwan Food And Dishes:

  1. Taiwanese egg pancake
  2. Taiwanese oyster omelet
  3. Taiwanese beef noodle soup
  4. Taiwanese hot pot
  5. Taiwan braised beef noodles
  6. Instant pot Taiwanese beef stew
  7. Taiwanese pork dumplings
  8. Taiwanese ba wan
  9. Taiwanese braised pork rice
  10. Taiwanese pork chops
  11. Traditional Taiwanese braised pork hock
  12. Taiwanese giant chicken fried recipe
  13. Taiwanese popcorn chicken
  14. Gua bao with crispy Taiwanese chicken
  15. Three cup chicken 
  16. Taiwanese sticky rice dish
  17. Taiwanese braised napa cabbage
  18. Taiwanese castella cakes
  19. Taiwanese pan-fried rice noodles
  20. Taiwanese salt and pepper
  21. Taiwanese style clams
  22. Braised tofu Taiwanese vegetarian style
  23. Taiwanese fried tofu
  24. Braised beef noodle soup
  25. Dawn intestines
  26. Taiwanese traditional crepes
  27. Kung fu mama
  28. Taiwanese Gua bao
  29. Spicy iron eggs
  30. Pan-fried buns
  31. Taiwanese pumpkin rice noodles
  32. Taiwanese pan-fried pork
  33. Taiwanese beef shacha fried rice
  34. Taiwanese savory soy milk soup
  35. Authentic bubble tea
  36. Taiwanese dan bing
  37. Taiwanese pineapple cake
  38. Steamed bbq buns
  39. Hot and sour Taiwanese soups
  40. Taiwanese sticky rice rolls

1. Taiwanese egg pancake

 

Are you ever dreaming about making the Taiwanese breakfast? What is breakfast without pancakes?

We are making this best pancakes you could use for breakfast. This is common and people mostly enjoy it for the fact that it has the green onions added to the mix.

It features a simple and healthy breakfast you can use. You will enjoy the texture and the flavors but the fact that its the easiest to make means it’s a great option to use.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it work. 

2. Taiwanese oyster omelet 

 

When you are looking for a night market snack then you will have it in this omelet. I know it looks complex but then its one of the easiest to choose omelet from Taiwan.

I like that the blend of ingredients brings the perfect nutrients together. The great thing then is that it takes about 15 minutes to have it being ready.  This is not like other style because they will include the posters in the mix of the omelet.

This choice is one of the stand-out options you can have in a short while, even if you go to the streets.

However, you don’t have to go to the night market only to have it you can also make it at home.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

3. Taiwanese beef noodle soup  

When you are going to enjoy the different styles of meals, I like to start with the most traditional type of meal.

I like to make this style of soup, especially during the winter seasons. This is one of the most versatile soups you can decide to make.

And it is not your regular soup as you can use it as part of an authentic meal.

Remember, it contains the primary nutrients your body needs.  The soup is further readily available in most of the major restaurants too.

I enjoy the different tastes of this versatile noodles.

Check out this recipes we have here for ideas on how to make them. 

4. Taiwanese hot pot

Hot pot meal is nothing strange across Asia. Well, we do have the Taiwanese style of hot pot too.

The secret is then to start with the bone broth at all times. When you’re thinking of making the hot pot, then you should use this recipe.

Notice then that you will have the vegetables noodles meats and all the rich broth here.

Anyone liking this choice does so because of the rich flavors it has and the ease of making it.

When you have parties, consider using this meal which is the wealthiest choice you can use. 

5. Taiwan braised beef noodles

The braised beef noodle is one of the most common options you will have in restaurants.

It’s one of the best choices of meal that the emperors used to enjoy. It’s one of the meals that has kept a low profile even though it remains one of the best choices.

Usually, you will cook the beef for long periods to make it soft and flaky.

Well lets just say that this may require some time to make it and you should be ready with it.

Check out the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

6. Instant pot Taiwanese beef stew

Here is another famous beef noodle soup, and you will need to use the beef shank to make the recipe.

This is the perfect meal to use if you like to make great-tasting soup. It features the perfect choice of soup that is further a more healthy option to use.

Beef shank is one of the best parts of meat, especially when making rich soups.

Thanks to the instant pot, you don’t have to do much other than just set everything right and allow them to cook slowly.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it.

7. Taiwanese pork dumplings

I know dumplings happened to be the meals you will find almost anywhere.

Well, here we are talking about the Taiwanese style of making pork dumplings.

Notice that this is one of the unique Taiwanese diets yet one of the most beloved recipes.

Of course, then this is the choice where you either boil or steam it. Do you want to try this recipe? Come and try it today. 

8. Beef Taiwanese ban wa 

Whenever we are talking of some of the most famous street food, then this is it.

This is not your regular type of meat balls you know.

Notice, though, that the filling is a blend of different ingredients, including veggies and pork.

I like the flavors of the meat balls but the one thing you will need to do then is to make sure you get to eat it as you would like to.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

9. Taiwanese braised pork rice bowl 

Whenever you’re looking for comfort foods, then you can take this Taiwanese braised rice.

This is going to be one of the most preferred comfort foods for your family. Also, you will have the piping hot bowl rice.

The good thing is that you will have it coking in different parts of China. It’s filling, flavorful, and utterly delicious.

Usually you will have the braised pork belly to eat and enjoy.

Notice that you will add the shitake mushroom and other veggies to make it a rich and complete meal.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

10. Taiwanese pork chops

Here then, you will have the best sweet and savory pork style.

Pork is a staple in Asia no wonder we have the different methods to make it into a rich perfect choice of meals.

Notice, though, that you are going to like the crunchiness and the rich flavors too.

People like it for being the rich and fluffy choice of pork choice. If you don’t know how to make pork chops, you should figure out how to make them with this recipe

11. Taiwanese traditional braised pork hock

This meal gives you a symbol of forwardness, and many people will use it during the significant events of their lives.

Notice, though, that it will bring to you progress and prosperity when you eat it.

The secret here is to cook the pork until its fork-tender. It’s a meal you won’t forget because of its rich umami flavors.

Notice that the pork here is not so fatty, and it is also easy to make.

The great thing  though is that you don’t have to take too much time making it and yet it makes the perfect recipe in no time. 

12. Taiwanese giant chicken fried recipe  

Here then we have one of the most famous street food in the market.

There are unique ways to fry this Taiwan chicken breasts. In a healthy world, not many people want to eat it, but for those thrilling nights, consider eating this one for a day or two. It stands out for being moist, juicy, and flavorful.

To be as impressive as the ones you see in the streets, you must make the crispy coating.

Is there anyone else who enjoys the fact that it’s big and filling? Well, you can eat it alongside the different meals.

So check the recipes we have here for ideas on how to make them.

13. Taiwanese popcorn chicken

It will take about thirty minutes to make these delicious goodies.

Notice, though, that you have the crispy snack in this chicken style and it makes it a perfect choice when you have friends around.

It’s one of the most common street foods you will ever have.

The good thing then is that you’re going to have it as long as you have the different meals available.

Whether you are going to use the deep fryer or the air fryer is all perfect.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

14. Gua bao with crispy Taiwanese chicken  

The natives and those who like to visit Taiwan know this recipe for being a common meal on the streets.

Notice though that it makes one of the most delicious and fantastic street food snack of all time.

The best part then is you will have it richly flavored but also perfect your dining table. 

The best place is when you can also make the bao buns as it gives you the authentic flavors however if you like, you can buy the buns in the stores.

Remember, you will also need to fry the chicken thighs to reach the perfect crunch.

Check out the recipe we have here for ideas  on how to use it. 

15. Three cup chicken 

 

Here is another one of the best, accessible, and authentic recipes. Sometimes you will only need about 20 minutes to make a whole meal.

If you are anything like me, you will have already gone to the Taiwanese restaurant; then you must have eaten these meals.

First of all, we call it three-cup chicken because it has sesame oil, soy sauce, and Chinese rice wine, all will make the rich sauce.

You will also have the other additional ingredients for the same. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

16. Taiwanese sticky rice

 

Am I the only one who enjoys the sticky rice? When you know how to make it perfect, then you are going to enjoy these ones.

I like the joyful and the festive sessions. Remember that you will like the umami flavors, but you’ll be using the glutinous rice. Additionally, you will like the addition of the different sauces to burst in flavors.

Remember, when you’re making the sticky rice you have to be careful about the amount of water you are using.

Don’t put so much water that will make it soggy even to eat it. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

17. Taiwanese braised napa cabbage  

Another one of the best meals you will enjoy is the braised cabbage. One thing that stands out about the cabbages is the perfect texture, sweetness, and rich flavors.

Notice then that you will have the pork rinds and this then makes it even better tasting.

It’s going to be a perfect choice since it has the chewy texture too. This one will go well with the steamed rice and the braised pork too.

I mean, this is not your regular napa cabbage. Try this recipe to experience the uniqueness. 

18. Taiwanese castella cakes  

With this recipe, then you’re going to make one of the best, moist choices of cakes to use as one of the best desserts.

This cakes feature cake flour and egg yolk to give them a rich color with the perfect texture.

Here you are going to have one of the best and yet enriched flavors of the vanilla drops.

This is just the regular cake to most people, but it’s great if you can make it at home following this recipe. 

19. Taiwanese pan-fried rice noodles  

Whether you are looking for a meal you can use for a single person or a crowd, you can never go wrong with this options.

Don’t take it for its simplicity; make sure you try it first. It’s one of the best-flavored choices of rice noodles ever.

I like the rich broth, the vinegar and you will then have the white vinegar in the addition of the perfect recipe.

This one you should make in just about 45 minutes, and it’s one of the most delicious options you can ever use.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

20. Taiwanese salt and pepper

This is one of the best options you can use. The best part is the ease of making it together with the burst of flavors in your mouth.

You can also use the air fryer if you like me, who likes to save up some oil by not using it. But for this recipe, if you don’t have an air fryer, you should use this deep frying method.

Check out this recipe for ideas on how to make it. 

21. Taiwanese style clams  

Here you have one of the most common yet Taiwanese styles of seafood, which is easy to make.

Also, you will only need to use oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, rice wine, fresh red chilies.

If you like to hold those late-night events or just like to bring friends over, you should consider making this.

I like to enjoy it alongside my cold beer. You can use it to make the easy weeknight meal but especially during the weekends.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

22. Braised tofu Taiwanese vegetarian style

 

Here you have one of the most delicious options of tofu of Taiwan origin.

This is one of the best choices we made only recently to serve our family.

It’s full of flavors that will amazingly always satisfy your tastebuds.

You will have it with the perfect level of spiciness to warm your heart. It is a flexible dish. Check the recipe for ideas on how to make it.     

23. Taiwanese fried tofu

Here you have another one of the best yet the perfect vegetarian choice of tofu. Although we are making them at home, you are sure to find such options in the streets of Taipei.

People know and love these choices based on their size. Notice that they are large, almost the size of your face. Of course, if you want, then you can make them bite-size too.

You will like every bite with the rich flavors it has. Well, if you enjoy it being crispy, then this is going to serve you immensely too.

The best part is that you don’t need rocket science to make them just this recipe. 

Traditional recipes

24. Braised beef noodle soup

One of the most common styles of soups is this noodle soup. It has enriched beef and is richly flavored, yet it features the use of different ingredients.

This is not your regular soup since it’s a rich style of soup that is also like an authentic meal. You know this is one of the most common meals in Taiwan but especially during the night markets.

The pandemic has taught us to learn to make our favorite meals at home. When you wish to make a rich flavorful meal, then you should use this easy recipe.

Even when you aren’t from Taiwan, you can make this meal comfortably. However, you should know that this is not a meal you make at the last minute because it takes time to make it.

25. Dawn intestines

This is a traditional choice of meal that will warm you and your family during winter time.

If you didn’t know you can also cook the pork intestines, then here is the recipe you can make.

You will have the solidified pig blood with the tofu and pork intestines.

Notice that you will have several ingredients to add to the mix to make it richly flavored.

For this one, you need to cook it using the different ingredients, and as such, you won’t find it in the streets.

Try to make it at home, though, following this recipe. 

26. Taiwanese traditional crepes

Who said all the crepes are french? Well, in Taiwan, we make some of the best and yet tastiest crepes.

Always remember to make it as thin and delicious. The one we make here then is unique since it has the addition of veggies and meats.

This is commonly made in the streets so for those mornings when you don’t feel like cooking you should go to the streets to make this one.

If you want to make the crepes, then try this recipe. 

27. Kung fu mama

 

Here is a midweek option for you to try today. If all you crave is creamy, delicious seafood, then this will quench your thirst.

It’s not only easy to make it, and it will take a shorter time to make it.

The best thing, though, is that it’s going to give you the balance of flavors and nutrients.

If you like the red Thai meal, then you are going to love this recipe as well. 

28. Taiwanese Gua bao

 

When you’re looking for one of your favorite street foods, then this is here. It features the use of a white fluffy steamed bun.

Usually, it also has tender and flavorful pork inside. It usually also has crunchy veggies and savory flavors to use.

It doesn’t matter when you want to cook this meal; you can do so with ease.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

29. Spicy iron eggs

You will like the spicy nature of the eggs. Notice that the eggs, in this case, are stewed to make them sip into the flavors.

I have to be honest with you that the recipe requires you to boil, cool it down, and then boil it again.

I know not many people want to do this, but it’s the process that will deliver to you some of the delicious options.

Even if you don’t like the egg yolks, you will love the ones we make in this recipe. 

30. Pan-fried buns

Another one of the most common styles of buns you could have is this pan-fried ones. Most people are eating it for the first time, like the fluffiness and the richness of the flavors.

One thing is that these buns feature the use of leeks and chives. You will have it pan-fried the same way as you do the potstickers.

So, of course, the outer parts will remain chewy. If you like the shrimp flavor, then this is the meal to prepare.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

31. Taiwanese pumpkin rice noodles

 

I love one-pot meals because it means less cleaning too. It features a combination of the ingredients you need to use.

You will like this meal just because it’s perfect to use at any time and night of the week.

This is, in fact, ideal for those families that enjoy the pumpkins. Notice that this features richly flavored noodles.

Remember it has the minced meats as well, and it will take about thirty-five minutes to have it ready.

When you don’t have any meal ideas to make, you should try this recipe

32. Taiwanese pan-fried pork

 

When you are looking for ways to make the Taiwanese pork chop, we know an easier method.

You can make the perfect recipe to make large amounts of pork and then you can marinate them and store the ones you are not using.

With this recipe, we make the easiest pork meal for you to use at any time.

The best thing then is that you can use it on any night if you prepped the meat earlier.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

33. Taiwanese beef shacha fried rice

 

When you are looking for an easy to make fried rice, you have it in this recipe and it will cook in about 20 minutes.

Notice that fried rice is one of the easiest recipes you can make at any time.

Here then, you have the beefy, umami, and savory flavors. This one then we will top with the sunny side egg.

One thing amazing is that you will find the beef shacha on the streets where you have vendors.

The greatest thing, though, is that since it’s easy and delicious to make, you can have it during the weeknights.

So check the recipe we have here.

Taiwan breakfast

34. Taiwanese Savory Soy Milk Soup

 

One of the most common meals you will have for breakfast is this soy milk soup which you can eat with donuts or any other fried doughs of choice. Of course, now you will have the savory toppings too.

Also, you can make it for your vegetarian friends at the start of the day. You will have it when you go to the street vendors too.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

35. Authentic Taiwanese bubble tea

 

This is one of the most common drinks you can use for breakfast, and it’s ordinarily full of tapioca balls. Suppose you like though you may add the lychee jelly or coffee jelly.

This will always add a chewy texture to the milk. Then, of course, you can go to the tea shops for the same, but if you like, then you can make it at home.

The one thing you will realize then is that it takes such a short time to make it. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make them. 

36. Traditional dan bing

I like the egg crepe mostly because you can use it as a snack or an important meal. It’s a thin crepe like savory pancake-style, but it has egg within. You will need to roll it with the different fillings of your choice.

It’s a significant choice of meal that you should use during breakfast. You will be addicted to eating this delicious treats.

Try the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

37. Taiwanese pineapple cakes

It’s at mid-autumn festivals that you will notice this cakes, and they are commonly enjoyed.

This is an easy-to-make cake that can work as a snack or dessert. I like that this one will melt in your mouth, and you will understand just how easy it is to make.

You don’t need to use a lot of ingredients for this recipe. But for ideas on making it, check the recipe; we are showing you here for ideas on how to make it. 

38. Steamed bbq buns

 

Although some of the best Chinese meals, they are also available and yet loved in China.

With this recipe, you will receive some of the best choices you can make at home to mimic the dim sum restaurant choices.

This is one of the most popular choices you can use for breakfast alongside soups or even tea.

Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

39. Hot and sour Taiwanese soups

 

One of the most common meals you could have, especially during winter, is this option. In most Asian countries, though, you will have hot and sour soup but this specific one is Taiwanese.

This will not be like most other recipes where you still have to make them for hours. This will be ready in less than half-hour.

You have the meaty flavors, but also the veggies included. Do you want to try this unique recipe?

40. Taiwanese sticky rice rolls

 

Here you have a classic style of sticky rolls you can use for breakfast. You will like the fact that it’s soft, crunchy, salty, and sour at the same time. Although it first came from shanghai, it’s today a favorite in Taiwan too.

It’s also one of the significant street foods that you can find for breakfast. Follow the recipe on how to make it. 

With this list, you can make some of the best recipes in Taiwan. Consider using the different ingredients in the making of this recipes. 

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