Lonely Planet Writer

Handsome street food vendor puts Chinese internet into a stir

Taipei skyline.
Taipei skyline. Image by 中岑 范姜 / CC BY-SA 2.0

A tofu vendor in Taiwan has been dubbed the island’s ‘hottest bean curd seller’. Photos of the man pictured doling out spoonfuls of tofu to long lines of customers in Taipei’s Beitou district went viral, as netizens lauded the man’s buff physique and good looks. Reports said that long queues of customers could be seen lining up to get a look at the vendor, who is believed to be the shop owner’s son. Comparisons were drawn to a street food vendor in China who was dubbed ‘Handsome Chaoshan Guy’ after photos of him went viral in 2013. Read more: shanghaiist.com