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Ever Hear Other Asians Say They Like Food in Taiwan?

Postby louisfriend » 17 Aug 2012, 15:16

Ever talk to other Asians while traveling in other Asian countries and they mention how Taiwan is known for delicious food and you wonder what the hell they're talking about?
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Re: Other Asians Like Food in Taiwan

Postby Chris » 17 Aug 2012, 15:24

louisfriend wrote:Ever talk to other Asians while traveling in other Asian countries and they mention how Taiwan is known for delicious food and you wonder what the hell they're talking about?

Depends on where they're from. I have yet to hear a Singaporean, Malaysian or Thai make such a statement. Perhaps for obvious reasons.
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Re: Other Asians Like Food in Taiwan

Postby louisfriend » 17 Aug 2012, 15:35

I have yet to hear a Singaporean, Malaysian or Thai make such a statement too. But when I hear Koreans and Japanese say it it baffles me. Both places have much better food options imo and is the main reason I look forward to visiting those places. Even the lunch boxes from family mart and 7-11 there taste pretty good.
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Re: Other Asians Like Food in Taiwan

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Re: Other Asians Like Food in Taiwan

Postby lostinasia » 17 Aug 2012, 17:20

KanPi wrote:That said, your best bet to understand the Japanese fascination with the food here is to buy an actual Japanese guide of Taiwan and check the places they recommend. They usually are spot on, and food is indeed excellent. How they find them, I don't know. Best places I've ever eaten in Taipei and New Taipei were shown to me by Japanese, not locals.

That is a fantastic piece of advice. Thank you.
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Re: Other Asians Like Food in Taiwan

Postby louisfriend » 17 Aug 2012, 19:42

Ya, I'll have to try that one, seems like it's worth a shot
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Re: Ever Hear Other Asians Say They Like Food in Taiwan?

Postby Belgian Pie » 17 Aug 2012, 20:20

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Re: Ever Hear Other Asians Say They Like Food in Taiwan?

Postby Elegua » 20 Aug 2012, 08:11

I love food. I live to eat, not eat to live. Personally, I think Taiwanese food is near the top of the heap in Asia. It's light, and tasty and I love the flavors of chili, basil, garlic, cilantro and ginger...the one downside is that it can tend to run a bit sweet. While lacking some variety, the quality of product and seafood in Taiwan is really outstanding - and no where have I found the same quality of fruit. In the month that I've returned, I've been eating at restaurants that maybe I haven't been to in 20 years. Some are mere ghosts of what they used to be now that the second generation has taken over. Some are still stars....

When I was stationed in Singapore I made it a personal mission to visit every hawker center on the Island. In a year and a half, I think I got about 80% there. Great flavors, but a bit repetitive and not so subtle. Hong Kong probably had the worst food of anywhere - bland and overpriced...worse even than China. Maybe it was just too subtle for me. Thailand also has great food, but the Thai are food snobs and basically sniff at anything that's not Thai. Overall, I've been pleasantly surprised by Korean food and felt let down by Japanese food. Way too subtle for me.
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Re: Ever Hear Other Asians Say They Like Food in Taiwan?

Postby tommy525 » 20 Aug 2012, 11:45

Singaporeans blog glowingly bout food in Taiwan.
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