The MRT area is chock-a-block with restaurants and food stalls. Zhenli St, on the way to Fort San Domingo, has some charming little cafes and some excellent a-gei outlets.

Along the waterfront are dozens of small outlets, stands and cafes as well as some fancier and more romantic digs further north where the banyan trees slump over the boardwalk.

Local Specialities

A-gei (阿給; ā gěi) are fist-sized pouches of fried tofu filled with crystal noodles and served in hot broth. Along with 'iron eggs' (铁蛋; tiě dàn; braised, dried eggs – black with a rubbery consistency), they one of Tamsui's signature local snacks.