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Unforgettable Traditional & ethnic Food

One-Day Food Tour

Overview:

If you are a foodie, go try some local cuisine that will definitely satisfy your appetite. Taiwan is famous for its local delicacies and the night market culture at affordable prices. Therefore, we provide two plans for you to choose from. Plan A is to try Lukang local food, while Plan B is to experience the Taiwanese night market culture.

 

Plan A

One-Day Food Tour in Lukang

Lukang was a prosperous town in the past because it was once the harbor which was nearest China. Many ancient commercial activities and different dynasties had greatly affected the culture of this small town. So, today, this tour is going to start with a food tour and digging the history of Lukang.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1:

Longshan Temple → Lukang Old Streets → Lukang Tianhou Temple

 

Description:

{Longshan Temple}

Lukang is one of the important historical towns in Taiwan. It is the town for well preserved historical cites, old houses, old temples and folk arts. Longshan Temple is called the Forbidden City in Taiwan. It is the best among the 8 great scenes of Lukang. Longshan Temple in Lukang was originally a small temple in Lukang. Later it was remodeled by local residents to be the current larger scale. The temple was beautifully designed. It is seated facing the west with the back to the east.

 

{Lukang Old Streets}

This street is made up of the curved, red-tiled lanes of today's Putou, Yaolin, and Dayou streets. Both sides of the streets are lined with newly renovated old-style shop buildings that feature intensely interesting internal room layouts and old-style exteriors. Here you can feel some of the atmosphere of old Lukang.

 

{Lukang Tianhou Temple}

Lukang Tianhou Temple was built at the end of the Ming Dynasty and the beginning of the Qing Dynasty; the temple enshrines Goddess Mazu, which was one of tutelary gods for people in the Minnan area in early days. In the 3rd year of Emperor Yongzheng in the Qing Dynasty (1725), Shi, Shi-bang contributed the place and relocated the Mazu Temple to the current location today.

 

{Steamed Buns}

Steamed buns are one of the first choice of the local breakfast. When you are lining up outside the store for buying a steamed bun, the fragrance of it makes you salivate. Juicy meat inside is coated with milk-flavored bread. You can have savory and sweet flavors at the same time, but the taste coordinates well. When you take a bite of the steamed bun, the soup of the meat immediately comes out.

 

{Traditional Vermicelli}

Traditional vermicelli is another first choice of the local breakfast, which is well-seasoned with the vinegar and celeries. Different from the flavor in other places, the traditional vermicelli in Lukang uses meat instead of pigs’ intestines.

 

{Seasoned Millet Mush}

Seasoned millet mush is made from flour. In the past, people were poor, and couldn’t afford to buy rice. Therefore, in order to satisfy their appetite, people put oil and flour in the pot and stirred them until the color became darker and added some seasonings, such as assorted seeds and brown sugar, and then added water to make it become congee. Nowadays, seasoned millet mush has been improved as well. If you don’t want to have warm seasoned millet mush on a hot day, maybe you can have the seasoned millet mush-flavored shaved ice! Just Give It A SHOT!

 

{Tofu Pudding}

The history of tofu pudding dates back to the Han Dynasty. A king in that generation was eager to be immortal. While he was trying to make the medicine for being immortal, he accidentally and miraculously created tofu pudding. The tofu pudding is served with sweet toppings, such as peanuts, red beans, green beans, tangyuan, tapioca, etc, and seasoned with brown sugar sauce.

 

{Oyster Omelette}

Lukang, which is near the Formosa Strait, is famous for the seafood. Oyster Omelette, one of the renowned Taiwanese delicacies, is well-known for its savory flavor and distinctive textures. There are several famous oyster omelette’s shops next to Lukang Tianhou Temple. The main ingredients of the oyster omelette are vegetables, and oysters, and then use special sause to season.

 

Plan B

One-Day Food Tour in the Night Market

The night market is the most representative eating culture of Taiwan. There are a lot of Taiwanese foods in the night market at affordable prices. The night market is not only a place for you to eat, but it’s also a place for you to play. Spend a night in the night market, and experience the distinctive Taiwanese culture!

 

Itinerary:

Miyahara → Feng Chia Night Market

 

Description:

{Miyahara}

A red-brick building, which is near the Taichung train station, is famous for its pineapple cakes. This building, built in 1927, was owned by an ophthalmologist, Miyahara Takeo, during the Japanese occupation period. This was the largest clinic of ophthalmology back then. After the Japanese government was defeated, this building became Taichung hospital, but this building became a ruin. Afterwards, with the hard work of the owner of Dawn’s cake, this forgotten building was renovated and has become a shop selling cheesecakes, pineapple cakes and ice cream.

 

{Feng Chia Night Market}

Feng Chia Night Market is about 7km away from the Miyahara. The culture of night markets is well-known in Taiwan, and it’s a must-visit place for many foreigners. You can find many representative Taiwanese foods in the night market, including bubble milk tea, crispy chicken steak, stinky tofu, shaved ice, and papaya milk there at affordable prices. The night market is not only a place for you to eat, but it’s also a place for you to play. Since you’ve got the chance to come to Taiwan, experiencing the distinctive night market culture is the one you shouldn’t miss!

 

{Bubble Milk Tea}

Bubble Milk Tea is the most representative drink in Taiwan. This trend also goes viral at home and abroad. The bubble is actually tapioca balls, which are chewy just like the texture of gummy bears. Furthermore, Taiwan is a country famous for the tea industry, so there are different tea you can choose from, such as black tea, green tea, oolong tea, etc.

 

{Crispy Chicken Steak}

Crispy Chicken Steak is one of the most common snacks in Taiwan. The chicken steak would be seasoned with special seasonings first, then coated with flour, and deep fried. At last, use salt peppers to season. Crispy chicken steak is crispy outside, but the meat inside is really juicy. It is favored by many locals and even foreigners.

 

{Stinky Tofu}

People think that stinky tofu really deserves its name. It’s stinky but it’s delicious to Taiwanese. However, about 99% of foreigners cannot tolerate the smell. Taiwanese flavors of stinky tofu can be divided into two kinds, that is, the dried one and the soup one. The soup one is often served with the duck blood cake and instant noodles. This one might be too bloody and disgusting to a beginner. While the dried one is usually served with Taiwanese kimchi. Take a bite of the crispy tofu with the kimchi, which matches well. All in all, the dried stinky tofu is much more acceptable to a beginner.

 

{Shaved Ice}

Taiwan is in the subtropical area, so the climate is always warm and damp. Therefore, shaved ice is popular among Taiwanese. There are plenty of types of shaved ice, but the one with mangos might be the most popular among foreigners because Taiwan is the paradise of assorted fruits. The sweet and sour flavors can definitely quench your thirst.

 

{Papaya Milk}

As the information mentioned above, Taiwan is the paradise of fruits. Fruits are not only sweet but also inexpensive in Taiwan. A cup of papaya milk is available everywhere in the night market. Buy yourself a cup of papaya milk as soon as you arrive in the night market!

 

{Taiwanese Egg Pancake Roll}

The Taiwanese Egg Pancake Roll is made from flour, which is similar to the Mexican Egg Roll. There are different flavors of it, such as cheese flavor, tuna flavor, corn flavor, meat flavor, etc.