You are in for a treat. Half of the fun of visiting Taipei is discovering its food scene,for which the city is justifiably famous. With delectable housemade noodle shops and gourmet eateries on every corner, it’s a true epicure’s delight.

There are various places from which to choose. The discerning palate and wallet-watcher will both be pleasantly surprised.

The choice of cuisine makes Taipei a boomerang for culinary foodies. Depending on how long you are staying at this delightful destination, you may either find a favorite or decide to try all the restaurants on offer.

There is a delectable dish for everyone. There is more to the menu than oodles of noodles. You will find continental bistros as well as traditional fare. You will be satisfied regardless of where and which restaurant you choose.

The following are some of the most popular and traditional foods on Taipei menus. While they may sound strange, it is worth being adventurous and trying them.

You’ll be pleased that you did and will be back for more.

Beef Noodle Soup

Chicken's Feet

Xiao Long Bao

Mango Shaved Ice

Pineapple Cake

Oyster Omelet

Stinky Tofu Pig's Blood Cake



“I strongly recommend trying Taiwan’s street food and being adventurous. Night markets have all kinds of treats to explore.” He was recently introduced to the joys of pig-blood pudding, which has a pleasant mochi-like chewiness.

Mr. Mario Ste-Marie, Executive Director, Canadian Trade Office in Taipei


In Taipei, you have endless small, excellent restaurants, not found on the main streets but down the side streets. With a little digging, you can discover great little treasures – cafes, eateries, etc.

Mr. Mohammed Essam M. Khashaan, Head of Mission at the Saudi Arabian Trade Office


It is advisable to pre-book to avoid disappointment. Should you require assistance with your reservation, do not hesitate to ask the concierge at the reception desk to help you wherever you are staying. They will be more than happy to do so.

We proudly recommend the following restaurants:

Click on the following links to view them online and see their menu on offer.

Din Tai Fung (Xinyi)


Shanghai Pavilion


Silks Palace (in The National Palace Museum)


Merlot Cafe & Bistro

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