Restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Kaohsiung

Wu Pao Chun Bakery

The flagship store of the talented Taiwanese baker who won top prize (bread category) in the Bakery World Cup in Paris. He did it with a wheat bread that contains Taiwan's millet wine, rose petals and dried lychees.…
Top Choice Taiwanese in Tainan

Wang's Fish Shop

This white-tiled roadside shop, operated by a milkfish (虱目魚; shīmùyú) farmer, slaughters the fish in the wee hours to prepare the popular breakfast of fish-meat broth (魚肉湯; yúròu tāng). Fish belly (魚肚; yúdù) comes i…
Top Choice Taiwanese in Kaohsiung

Ban Jiushi

An elegant modern teahouse that makes refined versions of classics such as braised pork and panfried milkfish. It's the kind of place where you can pore over a book or watch the world go by as you await your tea-inf…
Top Choice Seafood in Kaohsiung

Behind-the-Temple Seafood Congee

This wonderful street-corner shop with an iron roof whips up delicious soups and congee with fresh local seafood. The signature seafood congee (招牌海產粥; zhāopái hǎichǎn zhōu) is excellent with the oyster omelette (蚵仔蛋…
Top Choice International in Kaohsiung

Gien Jia

A clean, crisp-looking bistro that prides itself on using local produce as much as possible. Greens and seafood from Kaohsiung, pork from Pingtung and chicken from Tainan are given a French or Italian spin that work…
Taiwanese in Tainan

A Cun Beef Soup

Beef soup (牛肉湯; niúròu tāng), a Tainan speciality, is served as early as 4am for breakfast, right after the cattle are slaughtered in the middle of the night. One of the best places to savour the soup and the meat a…
Taiwanese in Kaohsiung

Chou's Angelica Duck

Cheap and cheery Sanmin St heaves with stalls brandishing all kinds of deliciousness. One of the most famous is Chou's, for its duck cooked in Angelica broth (當歸鴨; dāngguī yā), a Chinese herb that improves blood cir…
Taiwanese in Kaohsiung

Three Generations Spring Roll

At this small, 60-year-old stall, place your order and watch the lady assemble the rolls, hands darting over the huge plates of Chinese cabbage, sprouts, egg shreds, scallions, pork and powdered peanut in front of h…
Taiwanese in Tainan

Chi Kin Dandanman

Set in a Japanese-era merchant's house, this is a fun place to try traditional dànzǐmiàn (擔仔麵), a simple dish that mixes noodles with a tangy meat sauce. Dànzǐ, literally 'two baskets and a stick', refers to the bas…
Seafood in Tainan

A Xia Restaurant

This worthy modern restaurant is a popular venue for weddings. It's a good place to try more elaborate restaurant-type dishes such as the delectable steamed sticky rice with mud crab (紅蟳米糕; hóngxún mǐgāo; NT$900), w…