Taipei Street Food Tour: The 10 Tastings

Taipei Street Food Tour: The 10 Tastings

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( 117 reviews ) star Food tour Taipei 1 - 8 watch_later 3 hours
  • 100% personalized just for you!
  • Learn about Taipei’s food culture
  • Blend in with the locals’ daily food scene
  • Enjoy Asia’s best pancakes ever!
  • Wander through lively local markets
  • Taste Chinese & Japanese influenced cuisine

You will meet here: Dongmen Station

What you can expect

When in Taipei, eat as the Taiwanese do: locals love to eat often and eat well. Make your taste buds dance with a selection of 10 mouthwatering tastings! On this unforgettable food tour your private guide will show you why Taipei is known for being a delicious mash-up of Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Hear all about it’s rich food heritage, eat at hole-in-the wall places, wander around alley ways, lively local markets and more!

When you see a queue with locals, you know you’re in for a treat! Crispy, flaky and slightly chewy, the heart-warming savory scallion pancakes are simply delish! One bite and you’ll understand why this 5 ingredient Taiwanese snack is considered Asia’s best pancake!

Wander across the street to where a 40-year old sushi stand awaits. Passed on from one generation to another, the owners wake up at the break of dawn to prepare the sushi rice. It’s the simplicity of fresh ingredients that makes this sushi so tasty. Your host can teach you how to use chopsticks like a pro!

Ever wondered where locals buy their fresh goods? With dozens of stands filled with fruits, vegetables, meat, and all the ingredients chefs look for, the famous Dongmen Market is the place to be! Pick up some refreshing ready-to-eat pineapple, share a delicious fish ball broth and bite into the best roasted sweet potatoes.

Enjoy a typical Chinese meat pie and quench your thirst with a healthy soy drink! The 70-year old owner of the stand knows all about its health benefits. It’s time to sit down and taste a local signature braised pork with rice dish. Slow cooked for six hours, the meat melts in your mouth!

Top off your tour with a visit to a typical university food stop. Sit down and mingle amongst the local students while enjoying a tasty tempura snack with warm barbeque sauce.

Last but not least, take a bite of a delicious mochi rice cake at an old traditional Japanese food shop. Run by an 80-year old man, your host will tell you all about its history and why it’s a popular gift for friends and family.

The local hosts on your private tour are true foodies and love to connect you with locals to give you the best insights and stories about food. The tour can be personalized to fit your diet needs and preferences. Take a look at the videos and choose the local you like the most!

Please Note: The route is slightly different after 12 pm and on Sundays due to a couple of closures. Not to worry though we have great alternatives!

This is the plan

Meeting Point
MRT Dongmen Station exit 5
Tasting 1
Start your day at a street stall selling scallion pancakes, voted the best in all of Asia by CNN
Tasting 2
Discover the taste of Japan in Taiwan with a choice of different sushi's
Tasting 3
Check out Taiwans famous wet market, taste fresh pineapple from a family run stall
Tasting 4
See how fishballs are made by the locals as you enjoy them in a hot soup
Tasting 5
No Taiwanese food tour would be complete without a sweet potato from the street
Tasting 6
Stroll through an indoor market and enjoy a Chinese pie, beef or veggie? Whatever your prefer!
Tasting 7
Be welcomed to a 70 year old Soy-Drink bar, enjoy a fresh organic soy refreshment.
Tasting 8
Move towards one of Taiwans most famous chain restaurants and try melt in your mouth braised pork
Tasting 9
Leave enough room for a Japanese classic, a tempura bowl of fish and tofu
Tasting 10
Finishing off with a sweet Mochi ball, choose your filling and enjoy with a green tea
End of the tour
Your host will walk you to the nearest Metro

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Food tour details

Private Food tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Dongmen Station
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
check8 Food Tastings
check2 non alcoholic drinks

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.