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40 Taiwanese foods we can’t live without

40 Taiwanese foods we can’t live without

This story complements the Culinary Journeys TV series, airing monthly on CNN International. You can see more of the show here: www.cnn.com/journeys. Share photos of your own Culinary Journeys on Instagram with the hashtag #CNNFood for a chance to be featured on CNN.

Taiwan (CNN) Small eats, and a lot of them, are the big thing in Taiwan.

Recently voted by our readers as the best food destination in the world, the culinary philosophy here is eat often and eat well.

Sure, there’s the internationally accepted three-meals-a-day dining format — but why limit yourself when you can make like the Taiwanese and do gourmet snacking any time of day?

The Taiwanese capital, Taipei, has about 20 streets dedicated to food.

Every time you think you’ve found the best streetside bao, the most incredible stinky tofu or mind-blowing beef noodle soup, there’s another Taiwanese food shop that surpasses it.

The island’s food is a mash-up of the cuisine of the Min Nan, Teochew and Hokkien Chinese communities, along with Japanese cooking techniques.

It’s a culinary love-in with diversely delicious offspring.

Arguments about Taiwan’s best food risk ruining relationships and lifelong friendships.

Food: it’s serious, it’s respected, it’s all excellent in Taiwan.

Note: Foods, not the restaurants, are the stars in this list. Restaurants recommended here are ones we trust. But there are plenty more we haven’t tried. Yet.

 

Read the full article on CNN website: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/23/travel/40-taiwan-food/

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