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Street Food in Taiwan – TAIPEI’S #1 FRIED CHICKEN at Hot Star + TAIWANESE STREET FOOD in Ximending!

Ultimate Ximending 西門町 Food Tour (CRAZY Dalgona Bubble Milk Tea)

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We are in Taipei to take you on a LATE NIGHT food tour in one of the most popular destinations in the city: XIMENDING! Ximending is a hot-spot for fashion, shopping, entertainment and street food! Today, we will be showing you some of the delicious hidden gems within the shopping street!!!

We start the night at the most famous yet authentic Taiwanese stalls in the area called Ay Chung Rice Flour Noodles. Their specialty is a think bowl of rice flour noodles. The broth is thick with a strong bonito flavour, the noodles are silky, the intestines are chewy. It is topped with cilantro and you serve yourself chili, garlic and vinegar sauces. We ordered a large bowl which came to 70 NTD (USD $2.33).

Next up is Taiwanese fried chicken! Forget KFC, Hot Star chicken is where the locals go. Their specialty is “ji pie” which translates to chicken steak. The steak is MASSIVE, super crispy and topped with their secret spices. The juice to crunch ratio is perfected. You can choose how spicy you would like the fried chicken, and we paid 75 NTD for the large piece (USD $2.49).

To wash down the street food, we went to a famous tea shop right beside Hot Star – Xing Fu Tang. Their bubble milk teas are almost luxurious. Right now, they are serving a brown sugar “dalgona coffee” bubble milk tea that we wanted to try. The tapioca pearls are cooked with brown sugar and the Dalgona foam is made with instant coffee. Although there are better bubble milk teas around, the presentation of the tea was stunning! The tea cost 95 NTD (USD $3.16).

There is a traditional stall deep within Ximen that serves a delicious oyster omelette (as well as many typical Taiwanese dishes). The shop is called Tian Tian Li. We got to watch the chef make the omelette from scratch. He made it crispy on the outside and goopy on the inside. It is always served with a sweet sauce. The oyster omelette cost 65 NTD (USD $2.16).

To end our huge night of eating, we visit an old school juice shop, Chengdu Star Fruit Juice, that’s been around since 1966. Their specialty is star fruit juice. Star fruit is slightly salty and sour and the juice is very refreshing. The owner was very kind and gave us an extra treat: star fruit that has been pickled in rice wine. The wine eliminates the sourness and adds sweetness. She told us many foreigners cannot eat it but we really enjoyed it! The star fruit juice cost 25 NTD (USD $0.83).

Ay-Chung Rice Flour Noodles 阿宗麵線
No. 8 Emei St, Wanhua District, Taipei�
Hot Star Fried Chicken
No. 34 Hanzhong St, Wanhua District, Taipei

Xing Fu Tang
No. 14 Emei St, Wanhua District, Taipei

Tian Tian Li 天天利美食坊
No. 108, Sec 1, Alley 32, Hanzhong St, Wanhua District, Taipei

Chengdu Star Fruit Ice 成都楊桃冰
No. 3 Chengdu Road, Wanhua District, Taipei

Thanks for watching our LATE NIGHT MUCHIES tour in Taipei Taiwan! Subscribe to this channel and stay tuned for our NEW street food series coming next!!! We are taking you to eat street food around the WORLD in Taiwan!

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We’re Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson, food lovers and world travellers! We make videos about local, authentic and unique foods from across the globe. We particularly like to sample street food across Asia. We are based in Taiwan where we frequent the best Taiwanese street food stops and create travel content to make finding food in Taiwan easier for YOU! Although we are based in Taiwan we travel the majority of the year around the world in search of the best food. We’ve filmed in Japan, The Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, India, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Greece, Sri Lanka, Canada and the list is still growing! Our mission is to create content that is entertaining, informative, honest and fun! We love what we do and we are always grateful for your support! Thank you and see you on the next episode!

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