Taiwanese cuisine is comprised of a melting pot (or hot-pot, if you will) of culinary flavors and techniques from multiple cultures and culinary traditions – including those of the mainland southern China provinces Fujian and Guangzhou, as well as that of Japan.
You know a dish is an obsession when it gets its own festival.
The most common ingredients found in Taiwanese food are pork, seafood, chicken, rice, and soy. However, during the early 1900s, beef noodle soup was introduced into Taiwan from outside provinces of China. This dish has now become one of the more renowned dishes associated with Taiwan. Taipei has a number of well-known places that serve this dish that we do recommend. Just ask us and we’d be happy to show you the way on your food tour in Taiwan.
2002: Emergence of Taiwan Craft Beer
Taiwan Tobacco and Wine Monopoly Bureau had a monoploy on beer and tobacco until Taiwan entered the WTO in 2002, giving birth to the Taiwan craft beer scene and the end of the monopoly Taiwan beer held since 1946. Since then we’ve seen over 10 breweries open, mostly over the last 4 years. The flavors range from typical IPA to a variety of flavors created for the local flavor palette. With these flavors we are lucky to soon offer our Taipei beer tour and our Taipei drinking tour.