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New Taipei cuisines

New Taipei City’s specialties! Unforgettable delicacies

New Taipei cuisines
Embark On A Food Tour
New Taipei City has trendy and convenient downtown areas, as well as suburban regions full of historical and natural landscapes. The large administrative area has various types of delicacies, well-known overseas fashion stores, traditional local snacks, and fusion food with flavors from different cultures, which will leave amazing memories.

/ Photos provided by Fisheries and Fishing Port Affairs Management Office, New Taipei City Government

North Coast Cuisine

A taste of fresh seafood and desserts

Wanli Crab

Wanli Crab

Fuji/Yehliu/Guihou Fishing Harbor

During Wanli Crab Festival in the late fall, visit the fishing harbors at the north coast, you can choose crabs by yourself and ask stores nearby to cook for you. Then it’s time to dig in three kinds of wild, delicious crabs. Flower crabs are available throughout the year, a favorite among foodies due to their large size. Three-spot swimming crab has three round spots on the shell, and tastes finer and sweeter than flower crabs. Swimming crab has an appearance that resembles a stone but its flavor is stronger than the other two. Crab lovers should not miss Taiwan’s famous Wanli crabs!

/ Photos provided by Fisheries and Fishing Port Affairs Management Office, New Taipei City Government

Tips for eating crabs

  • Male crabs are recommended for wild crabs as they are full of tender meat
  • The best season of flower crabs and three spot swimming crabs is from September to December
  • The best season of swimming crabs is from Late October to January
Gongliao Abalone and a variety of seafood

Gongliao Abalone and a variety of seafood

Gongliao/Aodi/Maoao

Gongliao is famous for its Jiukong abalone and ormer, which are reared in the intertidal zone and fed with seaweed. The harvest season is from November to February. Gongliao abalone has a firm and crunchy texture, and is delicious and sweet after being steamed, broiled, or grilled. Aodi and Maoao, located along the coastal highway, are heaven for seafood lovers. A wide variety of roadside seafood restaurants serve seasonal seafood throughout the year.

Fresh Abalone Buying Tips

  • Gongliao abalone season: November to February
  • Various types of pearl abalone packages are available at Gongliao District Fishermen's Association
  • A wide range of affordable seafood restaurants can be found in Aodi and Maoao
Gelidium Jelly

Gelidium Jelly

Shimen/Gongliao

Gelidium jelly, also known as ‘’sea bird‘’ nest, is a type of algae found in Taiwan inshore and coastal areas. It has a jelly-like mouthfeel after being washed, dried under the sun, boiled and cooled. Added with lemon, honey or fruit bits, it makes a sweet and sour refreshing dessert available in the summer.

Mountain delicacies

Dishes with local characteristics

Jinshan duck

Jinshan duck

Jinshan Old Street

Jinshan not only has seabed hot springs, but also the not to be missed Jinshan duck! Uses select 130-day-old ducks, with no MSG or extra condiments added during the cooking process. Jinshan duck is so famous because it melts in the mouth while while give off a natural sweetness. Jinshan duck is tasty even without the help of any sauce.

Shenkeng/Shiding Tofu

Shenkeng/Shiding Tofu

Shenkeng Old Street/Shiding Old Street

Speaking of stinky tofu, one famous Taiwanese snack, the first place that comes to the minds of many is Shenkeng. However, neighboring Shiding is also famous for tofu dishes! Handmade bittern tofu makes a delicious dish whether pan-fried, boiled, fried or deep-fried. Of course, local desserts such as Douhua (tofu pudding), tofu ice-cream and tofu cake are also must-try local specialties.

Pinglin tea dishes

Pinglin tea dishes

Pinglin Dist. / Pinglin Old Street

Do not miss the unique tea dishes in the hometown of tea plantations.Chicken soup brewed with the mellow and aromatic Paochong tea, egg fried rice with Paochong tea, ice popsicle and ice-cream made with refreshing tea leaves are delicacies you cannot missed in Pinglin.

Wulai Indigenous Cuisine

Wulai Indigenous Cuisine

Wulai Old Street

At Wulai, besides visiting the waterfall, enjoying the hot spring and taking the cable car to Yun Hsien Resort, don’t forget to try the Atayal cuisine at Wulai Old Street! Some of the signature delicacies include the chewy wild boar sausage, aromatic bamboo tube rice, and braised tofu with maqaw (a.k.a. mountain pepper by Taiwanese). Every indigenous dish is unique, charming and worth trying.

Exotic cuisines

Experience the exotic flavors in the bustling city

Yunnan and Burmese Cuisine

Yunnan and Burmese Cuisine

Myanmar Street

Along Huaxin Street, one can see signboards in both Chinese and Burmese, and the air is filled with the aroma of curry and coconut juice. The delicacies include fresh fish soup noodles, pea flour noodles, etc., which are rarely seen in Taiwan; visitors can enjoy the exotic delicacies with affordable prices.

Korean Cuisine

Korean Cuisine

Yonghe

There’s a ‘’Korean Street’’in Yonghe,sells a wide variety of popular Korean products, such as instant noodles and soju (Korean liquor). It is a place where many Koreans in Taiwan will come. There are many Korean restaurants near the Street, which serve delicious Korean barbecue, Bibimbap, etc. It’s a good place for Koreans who miss their hometown food, as well as non-Koreans who like to try Korean cuisine.

Vietnamese Cuisine

Vietnamese Cuisine

Banqiao/Xinzhuang /Zhonghe/Yonghe

There are Vietnam eateries throughout New Taipei City, which serve common Vietnamese dishes such as refreshing pho, and Vietnamese baguette loaded with various ingredients. In Xinzhuang Market, there are eateries that serve a classic North Vietnamese snack, the steamed rice rolls, which tastes like the Cantonese dish, rice noodle roll; it is tasty and refreshing when complemented by mixed fish sauce.

Classic Gourmet Cuisine

Regional Gourmet Cuisine

Tamsui Ah Gei

Tamsui Ah Gei

Tamsui Old Street

One of Tamsui Old Street’s famous food! The hollowed fried tofu is stuffed with stir-fried cellophane noodles, marinated, sealed with fish paste and finally drizzled with sweet and spicy sauce or the store’s specially made sauce. The simple-looking snack is unforgettably delicious.

Jiufen Taro Ball

Jiufen Taro Ball

Jiufen Old Street

Taro balls are a common ingredient in Taiwanese desserts, as well as one of the famous snacks in Jiufen Old Street. In addition to taro balls, there are sweet potato balls. The chewy and aromatic snack has become a popular choice at the Old Street.

Shimen Rice Dumpling

Shimen Rice Dumpling

Shibawanggong Temple

The rice dumpling, a specialty of Shimen, originated from Shibawanggong Temple. The flavors include glutinous rice, purple rice, seafood, vegan and red bean paste, and each store has its own specialty. The delicious dumplings are loaded with multiple ingredients that worth trying.

Sanxia Golden Croissant

Sanxia Golden Croissant

Sanxia Old Street

The classic golden croissant, a must-try delicacy of Sanxia. The golden croissants shaped like an ox horn contains different of flavors, including original, brown sugar, butter, etc. Each croissant is the perfect combination of rich milk fragrance, crispy skin and firm mouthfeel.

Shuangbaotai

Shuangbaotai

Bali Old Street

Shuangbaotai is crispy on the outside, and fine, chewy and fragrant on the inside. The sweetness of the coarse sugar makes every bite satisfying. It is a traditional snack brought to Taiwan from China’s coastal area, and has become very popular in Tamsui and Bali region.

Local Food

Unveil the hidden versions of the local gourmet food

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