Saturday, May 07, 2011

Taiwan: Taiwanese food at Wan Lin & Chi Chia Chuang Restaurant

Food is an important part of Taiwanese culture. Which is why you shouldn't miss out on the local Taiwanese fare. For lunch and dinner on the second day, our group was brought to two restaurants which served Taiwanese food.

Wan Lin Restaurant was the typical Taiwanese diner and fast food. You had a turo-turo counter in the first floor, the usual scene you'd see in our own carinderias but in a better setting. You could order packed food to go or sit in their tables arranged fast food style. While the second floor was for the traditional Chinese round-table dining. It was the same food, but different way of serving it.

We were served a wide range of dishes including chicken, beef, pork, seafood and vegetables. Unfortunately, they did not have an English menu so we simply ate and savored what was served on the table.

For dinner, we had more Taiwanese food at Chi Chia Chuang Restaurant. A specialty of the house was the Three Taste Chicken which featured three different kinds of preparing the chicken into an appetizer. You could see the chicken displayed in the window of the restaurant.

Other dishes we ate included (1) Silver Fish with Vegetable Slices, (2) Oyster in Pickled Black Bean, (3) Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet, (4) Chi-Chia-Chuang Dough-Foux (tofu), (5) Turnip Egg Pancakes, and Chicken with Clam Casserole among many others. More photos of day 2 in Ivan About Town FB page.

Note: This familiarization tour of Taipei, Taiwan was organized by China Airlines. Book online at the China Airlines website.

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