Food is part of every day, all day, in Taiwan, so a food tour wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a hearty breakfast.
Most local Taiwanese don’t have breakfast at home. Instead, they eat at the many breakfast shops/stalls nearby in the neighborhood or even have takeaway breakfast on the way to school or work. A staple of local life, it’s a rare person who lives without these convenient and affordable snacks. Typically, there are two main breakfasts in Taiwan; the traditional Taiwanese breakfast and a western (Taiwanese version) breakfast. Brunch is now also very popular. Choose from different types of toast, crepes, sandwiches, and burgers, served together with coffee or tea.
We highly recommend partaking of a traditional Taiwanese breakfast during your tour and try the following at least once: Flatbread filled with deep-fried dough sticks (Shao Bing You Tiao); also served with soy milk (Dou Jiang) – a classic combination. Other favorites include sticky rice rolls (Fan Tuan), scallion pancake (Cong You Bing), Taiwanese egg crepe (Dan Bing), white radish cake (Lobok Gao), and steamed stuffed buns, and fried dumplings (Guo Tie).