Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, might be the world's hub of street market cuisine, with its streets lined with hawkers selling all manners of snacks and delicacies. Let international movers help you unpack while you sample each these tasty treats.
1. Lurou fan, or braised pork rice, is held in such esteem and pride that the Taipei City Government recently competed with the city of Shanghai to determine where the dish originated from. The simple, yet hearty meal, features chopped fatty pork belly slowly cooked in soy sauce and drizzled over a bed of rice with various accoutrements.
2. Beef noodles is one of the most celebrated dishes in Taiwan, with regular competitions held to determine the best beef noodle recipe in the world and even a festival dedicated to it. The simplicity of serving noodles with tender chunks of beef shanks in a herbal soup belies its remarkable taste. The dish is readily available in any street market or shop around the city but check out Niu Ba Ba for a bowl of beef noodles that costs $324.
3. Traditionally, bubble tea has proven to be an acquired taste, as newcomers can be put off at the thought of having solids with their liquids. However, overcome your preconceptions and you'll eventually have your thirst quenched by these flavorful teas with chewy sweetened tapioca balls. A host of different flavors and toppings allows you to mix and match, which will surely excite the kids. The drink can be served hot or cold, and even with coffee, with a multitude of different flavored jellies or bubbles for your chewing pleasure.