Taiwan Snack Shop is the place English4TW team brings you this time.
The shop is Located on No. 180 Xing-da Road, in the vicinity of the intersection between Ziyou Road and Xing-da Road.
Across from an abandoned factory and with a handful of Taiwan antiques on display at the storefront, this restaurant is very easy to miss.
Upon walking into the restaurant, vintage vibes abound. The wooden dining tables, bamboo chairs, 40-plus-year-old road signs, tea sets, adornments, and bowls with old cracks synergically make the interior look super retro.
From Sweet Potato Leaves to Pan-fried Tofu, Pan-fried Five Willow Branch Fish to Liquor Smoked Pig Legs and Yilan Liver Bile to Sizzling Cast Iron Steak, every item on the menu is an authentic Taiwanese dish.
We like to talk about what makes the cuisine at this place special. Let's start with the simple appetizer Sweet Potato Leaves. The leaves are soaked with soy sauce and covered in generous amount of garlic and red peppers.
Not only is it visually appealing, but also transforming what would otherwise be a dull-tasting vegetable dish into an edible one!
The fish cuisine comes in 3 delicious flavors: Pan-fried, Five Willow Branch and Garlic with Hot Pepper. If you have a penchant for red meat, we highly recommend their Sizzling Cast Iron Steak.
The beef cuisine comes steaming with black pepper, green and yellow peppers, and onions inside the aluminum foil.
As a bonus, when you order enough food, you also get to enjoy the complimentary Meatball and Turnip Soup.
The soup itself is made from boiling pork bone, thus extracting the delightful flavor! All the aforementioned dishes go well with rice and should satisfy your taste buds!