Best Food Tours In Taipei
Going to Taiwan and not experiencing the local cuisine would be a huge mistake. Since most tourists visit Taipei, let us take a look at a couple of food tours that you may want to consider. They are perfect for all those that want to experience something unique, different than in other countries.
Private Market And Food Evening Tour
Such a private walking food tour is perfect, introducing you to various Taiwanese food thanks to the visit at Ningxia Night Market. The location is among the oldest of the city and offers so many interesting little eats, locally known as shiao chi.
Go from one food stall to the next, experiencing various interesting foods like shrimp soups or pork legs with rice. If you are a vegetarian, you can easily order some mushroom sticky rice with some tofu side dishes. The private, local guide will tell you all that you want to know and will give you a great insight into how the locals dine.
- the walking food tour lasts around three hours
- visit Ningxia Night Market
- gain important insights into Taipei’s local night life
- ride the public transport together with the private guide
- hotel pickup included
We recommend that you try pork skin since it is a really important protein source in Taiwanese cuisine, together with rice and pork leg. As a vegetarian, you will want to try marinated dry tofu dishes.
Taipei Food Tour In Ningxia Night Market
This is another tour that is aimed at the Ningxia Night Market, which is the place where you want to be as a foodie in Taipei. We are faced with a tour that only accommodates 12 people. The main difference with the food tour mentioned above is that you are offered free shiao chi. You can choose 3 out of 9 options. Taro cake can be included, together with some of the popular tofu snacks.
- the tour will last two to three hours
- visiting the Ningxia Night Market
- Stroll along street vendors and see hundreds of possible Taiwanese dishes
- A completely personalized experience that brings in complete attention from the guide
The food tour guide will be met at the MRT Shuanglian Station. You then head out to the market to start your culinary adventure. The atmosphere is definitely bustling and people that participate can learn so much about Taipei culture and cuisine. You will first learn about the dishes and then can choose what you want, as already mentioned.