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  1. Sareen Wangha
    August 15, 2019 @ 12:23 am

    They look really scrumptious

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    • dankiteski
      August 16, 2019 @ 10:12 pm

      I know, right?

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  2. Anda
    August 15, 2019 @ 2:29 am

    Never tried Taiwanese food before. Your photos surely made me want to try it though. These dishes look absolutely delicious, although pronouncing some of their names would surely be a challenge, hahaha! I’m sure my favorite ones would be the desserts. That peanut ice cream roll looks like a million bucks!

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    • dankiteski
      August 16, 2019 @ 10:14 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed this post, Anda. Some of the names are indeed challenging but Taiwanese cuisine is magnificent. I hope you decide to try some of these dishes soon 🙂

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  3. Jane Dempster-Smith
    August 15, 2019 @ 4:57 am

    So many examples of street food, this article is making me hungry. There are so many unusual things to try. I would start with deep-fried milk, then the peanut ice cream roll. Not sure after that. I have bookmarked this article for future reference when we get to visit Taiwan.

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    • dankiteski
      August 16, 2019 @ 10:15 pm

      Thanks, Jane- I’m glad you could get some useful suggestions from this article for your future trips to Taiwan

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  4. Elizabeth
    August 15, 2019 @ 5:11 am

    I have never been anywhere in Asia. One of the biggest reasons I want to go is for all the street food. So many interesting dishes I have never heard of. I have heard about stinky tofu, but I don’t know if I could handle trying it! The pig blood cake is another one that I would be apprehensive to try. The Daikon & pork rib bone soup sounds really good though 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      August 16, 2019 @ 10:17 pm

      Street food is amazing across Asia and you absolutely have to try it, Elizabeth 🙂

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  5. Summer
    August 15, 2019 @ 1:12 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration I do really want to try some of this street food. I’m vegan and have heard of the stinky tofu before so definitely want to try some soon! I think the Taro Balls also sound good. I’ve had scallion pancakes before and they are delicious but it doesn’t sound like they are often served in a vegan way in Taiwan? Any other vegetable dishes I should try? Thank you!

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    • dankiteski
      September 3, 2019 @ 9:33 am

      There are some vegan options out there but they mostly revolve around noodles, tofu, fried vegetables, and desert. Unfortunately, most of Taiwan’s street food dishes contain meat 🙂

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  6. Suma
    August 15, 2019 @ 3:32 pm

    Taiwanese street food looks like every foodie’s dream, the variety of options available is just amazing! Although being a vegetarian myself, my choice would be a little limited. I would love to try the taro balls, ban tiao noodles and the peanut butter ice cream rolls. I’m not so sure about the stinky tofu though, haha

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    • dankiteski
      August 16, 2019 @ 10:21 pm

      It sure is, Suma! Even though most of Taiwan’s street food is based on meat, there are a lot of options for vegetarians too

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  7. Rachelle
    August 15, 2019 @ 5:03 pm

    So many things I haven’t heard of but now want to try! I love your comment about the only way to get out of Taiwan is to eat your way out. One of my dreams is to be able to spend a few weeks just walking around and trying all of the things in the Taiwan foodie scene. I’ve actually had a version of cong you bing before and simply loved it.

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    • dankiteski
      August 16, 2019 @ 10:21 pm

      I’m glad you liked that line, Rachelle. I find it rather descriptive 🙂 I hope you visit Taiwan soon and try some of these delicious disheds

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  8. Christopher Mitchell
    August 16, 2019 @ 12:26 am

    Oh my gosh, I am officially so hungry! I have a lot of Taiwanese food that I need to try now!

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    • dankiteski
      August 16, 2019 @ 11:14 pm

      I am glad you liked the post-Christopher. Taiwan got some pretty scrumptious dishes.

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  9. Clare
    August 16, 2019 @ 8:02 am

    This post has me DROOLING! I love street food! Those quail eggs in particular really got me! Also Milkfish looks SO GOOD! Is the Frog’s egg drink similar to boba? Or is it specific to the flavor of the drink itself? And chicken wing rice roll…. oh my god. what is it and how do I get it?!?!? And I don’t think I’d be a fan of pig blood cake. I’m an adventurous eater and I’ll try it, but there’s something about blood pudding or blood dishes that tastes a bit too metallic and irony!

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    • dankiteski
      August 16, 2019 @ 11:12 pm

      I am glad you liked the post-Clare. Milkfish was one of my favorite dish that had tried in Taiwan.

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  10. Anita
    August 16, 2019 @ 4:46 pm

    I am so looking forward to go to Taiwan and try thw street from as I heard a lot of good things about it. Saving this post for later.

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    • dankiteski
      August 16, 2019 @ 11:09 pm

      I am glad you’ve liked the post, Anita. And I hope you visit Taiwan soon.

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  11. Shane Prather
    August 16, 2019 @ 4:52 pm

    I’ve actually never had Taiwanese food! It has me drooling over the screen. The food is one of the best parts of travel!

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    • dankiteski
      August 16, 2019 @ 11:08 pm

      Can’t agree to you more Shane. Taiwan got some pretty delicious food.

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  12. Hailey Householder
    August 16, 2019 @ 10:25 pm

    I love trying regional food when I travel, honestly sometimes I think I travel just to eat! I would try everything on this list for sure! The name “pig blood cake” sounds terrible, but I love english blood pudding so I bet I would like it! The milk fish sounds especially enticing!

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    • dankiteski
      September 4, 2019 @ 9:28 pm

      I’m glad to hear you liked this post and that this list opened your appetite. As for the pig blood cake, sure, the name does not sound appetizing at all but it’s definitely worth trying.

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  13. Bhushavali N
    August 17, 2019 @ 10:20 pm

    Oh! Yummy yummy yummm. I’m a big fan of street food, but more often than not, I’m not able to enjoy it as I’m a vegetarian. Quite interesting to see atleast there are 4 items in this list that’s vegetarian.
    Quirky name, but I’d love to try Stinky Tofu! Flame grilled anything would be good. I’m sure it would have been fascinating to watch it getting cooked!!!
    Dear Lord…. Thanks for clarifying what’s Frog’s egg drink. I could try that!!! Weird name for sure..

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    • dankiteski
      August 19, 2019 @ 12:24 am

      I could probably include a few more vegetarian items on the list but I didn’t want to make it too long 🙂 Anyway, Taiwan’s street food cuisine is amazing and definitely has something in store for everyone 🙂

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  14. Jennifer Prince
    August 20, 2019 @ 7:36 pm

    Oh wow! I am so not adventurous with meats and such – I’m a vegetarian, so many of those would be out for me. BUT I adore street food as I feel it gives a real taste (pun intended!) of the country. The noodles and the taro balls would be must-try foods for me!

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    • dankiteski
      August 26, 2019 @ 11:54 pm

      I probably could have included a few more vegetarian-friendly options on this list but it was very hard to choose (too many amazing dishes)

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