Get a real taste of Taipei’s culture and discover the city bite by bite. On this 3-hour private tour, you’ll taste the best eats and treats from the land of smiles and street food galore, from old-school eateries and night markets to hole-in-the-wall places!
When in Taipei, eat as the Taiwanese do: locals love to eat often and eat well. Make your taste buds dance with a selection of 10 mouthwatering tastings! On this unforgettable food tour your private guide will show you why Taipei is known for being a delicious mash-up of Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Hear all about it’s rich food heritage, eat at hole-in-the wall places, wander around alley ways, lively local markets and more! When you see a queue with locals, you know you’re in for a treat! Crispy, flaky and slightly chewy, the heart-warming savory scallion pancakes are simply delish! One bite and you’ll understand why this 5 ingredient Taiwanese snack is considered Asia’s best pancake! Wander across the street to where a 40-year old sushi stand awaits. Passed on from one generation to another, the owners wake up at the break of dawn to prepare the sushi rice. It’s the simplicity of fresh ingredients that makes this sushi so tasty. Your host can teach you how to use chopsticks like a pro!Ever wondered where locals buy their fresh goods? With dozens of stands filled with fruits, vegetables, meat, and all the ingredients chefs look for, the famous Dongmen Market is the place to be! Pick up some refreshing ready-to-eat pineapple, share a delicious fish ball broth and bite into the best roasted sweet potatoes. Enjoy a typical Chinese meat pie and quench your thirst with a healthy soy drink! The 70-year old owner of the stand knows all about its health benefits. It’s time to sit down and taste a local signature braised pork with rice dish. Slow cooked for six hours, the meat melts in your mouth! Top off your tour with a visit to a typical university food stop. Sit down and mingle amongst the local students while enjoying a tasty tempura snack with warm barbeque sauce. Last but not least, take a bite of a delicious mochi rice cake at an old traditional Japanese food shop. Run by an 80-year old man, your host will tell you all about its history and why it’s a popular gift for friends and family.Please Note: The route is slightly different after 12 pm and on Sundays due to a couple of closures. Not to worry though we have great alternatives!