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the island of taiwan is perfect for food lovers diverse cultures influence the cuisine join me as i'm dark on a fun filled and tasty journey of its capital taipei. taipei's inhabitants enjoy a rich calling area history including popular night markets as well as top address this for handmade dumplings thanks. to. my once capital is located 180 kilometers southeast of mainland china a thriving and modern metropolis its cultural identity has been strongly influenced by both china and japan. i have traveled extensively through europe africa and of
course united states but i've never been to taiwan and i hear that taipei is a foodie's paradise so i am super excited to get a taste of the city. my colleague so it's one pound from g.w. in taipei gives me a warm welcome he's going to show me lots of fun restaurants around the city. 6 here i've made it to where i mean my goodness look at this. day one for me begins with an overview of the city. tower one o one is taipei whose main landmark with 101 floors it's ranked among the tallest skyscraper in the world type is surrounded by green hills and mountains and has developed rapidly over the last decades from an almost insignificant small town to an internationally important metropolis 10 want to famous for its teas of which
there are 4 main types of black green tea white and along. the country produces some of the finest along teas in the world the. these are traditional semi hunks of ice tea. but there is another famous tea from taiwan which is now available around the world. and my colleague so introduces it to me that it's just bubble tea i don't know this term when you think of it the moberly are german actually originated in taiwan and. you know it became so popular all from this state shop owner would try to put the white top yolk up into the teetering everyone knows what we see at least doable to the idea ok but i cannot have you get the bubble tea so easily i have a challenge for you all very. well to 2 cups 2 healthy 2 pounds i'll be me on. the. war.
on time how can i thinking all. ready for the sound ok. as i clearly asked they preparing my bowl tea with ice cold like 3 serves as the base with milk and tapioca pearls tapioca is derived from the kosov a plant all together it makes for a refreshingly light treat is a different very different than totally. one of all the top yoga you. drink it was joking but. you got to be really careful you are going to have this one couple days yes yes dear. i hear the living space here in taipei is quite limited many people here don't even
have a full kitchen so they eat their evening meals at the so-called night markets and i'm going to visit one of taipei's all. just the popular role for night market it's open daily from 4 pm to midnight there are over 340 food stands as well as 140 stores here. i come across some interesting snacks which i've never seen before. and they likely teach you. as passion fruit. it's very pushy in your mouth. the food you find at this market is very fresh and mostly from the region maybe prepared quickly but by no means is this fast food. so we know that taiwan is an island in up itself but what is the real difference between the time we need beam and chinese
when we have all of the chop chinese moving here from the 16th century and then we also we work. for 50 years there for a lot of influence from japan and then at the same time we also have lost more than 60 up original charts here in 1949 the nationalist party retreated to taiwan and they brought a lot of chinese ships so until today just a lot of influence of the chinese cuisine like you i now the main dish we're going to try that is the thing people. and certainly how it just to give you guys an idea of. mulling around here is a mansion a farm. time one. that no it's not that bad but i think you took what i mean come on the name alone doesn't really get your appetite going all say that's my favorite here so i guess i have to try this yeah so where is our singular. ego. going yeah.
i think you told us you can see the deep fried. ok so you have the total here they have all been crowded gallego costly and taiwanese kimchi give it a try 1st think you tofu your 1st bite of think tito food. though choosing. how old that's a really good really you like it or you like it's really good very girly the whole thing while it's nice and mild it's not. no it's not too it's not too pungent like the taste you can tell it's it's been fermented by here not really mild and from the farm to happen to me that ok now i'm getting the farm taste back and i'll talk to take it you think that you're actually it's crunchy outside
and it's soft inside when you look at it it's the fright it's golden color you know it's good. really nice i like it and i'm nothing yet. so here i go to if it's wonderful. stinky tofu is seasoned with garlic and kimchi kimchee is cabbage which has been fermented for 2 days to one week. my tasty diary day one night market impressions lively and colorful various models to say the very least stinky tofu deep fried is delicious all in all i give this market 2 thumbs up. day 2 starts with a visit to a temple buddhism is one of the major religions of taiwan there are hundreds of temples throughout taipei but the bow on temple stands out after 25 years of
construction it opened in 1830 and was named by one meeting protection of. people. one way of communicating with the gods is through gel big or red crescent shaped pieces of wood if the 2 pieces fall on opposite sides then the god's answer to the question is yes. today my journey leads me to a special restaurant the top one pot. maybe you know what what even 5 had to be called a national pastime fit for anything here and i want well you know what i heard that taiwan is the number one destination for hop yeah and you know why we have more than 40025000 help us that is small in the world i was way more than any other restaurant for the 5000 i'd say that's a lot of pot and then i've chosen
a very special one for use. once we go in and will have to go through a transformation. transfer market. look at all. but tell me again why are we here just like this all because we're here for the hot and they have the basis from the recipe all the education royal family wow or are you going to dress like that and progress. for me i am the unit. in an online survey of the top one top restaurant has clinched the number one spot for spicy hot spot. the restaurant serves many different kinds of hot hot sets including royal spicy hot chicken pot pickled cabbage and dual pots. it also has private rooms named after palaces built during ditching dynasty. tell me why popeye is so popular among the taiwanese are so important because of the
idea of getting together you know the warm me my people. family gatherings doing a little new year lot of important family events people with the day old and share the hop out together ok so it's very communal and very social yes there right now it's a tool. but it's ok because it will make it interesting that's because i'm going to have another challenge for you. your talent ok acceptance level so today we have 3. crossed for you. but i see. you know i read a little bit more of thinking your i've read are disobeying your entrance i don't
know what. is so precise. you know that maybe why are you this is going to. request to bring on the part of spice you. we were going to do a chicken then we had our own previous to the meat bones a lobster boat work next line says and so called be from had. you have to try it so i'll just call that for you. as my unit i ordered to try it the 1st by now you might want to. know so. it's like a reverse. season. i mean we have you know the tenderness of the beef is the one that you can never imagine you know i just need to have a little bit more of a history of nothing and that's already. the empress is eating food from which
dynasty wall and actually from our off it is chain dynasty. which is from us. 17th century and last long to the 20th century the early 20th century since you have the chinese community. everywhere you go or all the war all the letter instead of for. mainland china so in different places because chinese communities people enjoy hot. so. the emperor is my thing. my tasty diary day 2 hotpot reflections a feast for the eyes a celebration for all the senses a meal fit for a king or in my case an amphoras no wonder the sets the standard for taiwanese cuisine. many of taiwanese inhabitants have close
relations to mainland china when communist leader mounts a don't proclaim the people's republic of china in 1949 some 2000000 people fled to taiwan today its capital has an estimated population of 2700000 people even with so many residents getting around the city is easy the metro system or the m.r. t.v. serves millions of passengers daily and that's how we get to today's destination. today we're going to the restroom by in large t. let's go even for visitors using the m r t's easy. music is played when the train approaches the station here it's chopin's nocturne. there.
were the famous didn't tie phone restaurant. and you know here we do so. i've heard a lot about this place or over a 160 of them worldwide from sydney to los angeles yes and all region is from taipei all right let's check it out the dim sum here it in thai film is unique it takes the trained staff 10 to 15 seconds to make 1000 fold dumplings but don't confuse these with western versions. this is a very popular restaurant thanks to its basket steamed buns i'm always amazed by the grocery store as far away as the entrance there is a line a mile long time my goodness this is certainly up to the slaves we're lucky if that we can get any on weekdays the staff makes 728000 child long bow dumplings and
12000 on the weekends they paid close attention to detail and to the balance of the ingredients when i'm noticing is a delicate fold they have 18 forwards for each cell 18 fold ok here is how you eat it you will open a small hole beside it and you have the juice coming now and then leave it on the 4th. go for. us wow that is so like silk in your mouth. it's so smooth it's so if you see the 4 is. very mind on. this thanks thank you to. the dumpling containing little pockets of gelatin lines of broth made from chicken pork and cured ham i think for some of the cuisines they only have a. few truffles like this but you know what's the black part that's
a truffle i mean like you have a lot of. this. case of the muscle $5500.00 like myself and also kind of like that to taste right that's a that's a going to out this very light a couple garlic up they mix it as if there's a need to look in their eyes while the couple i think likes or doesn't overpower. i alread was. my tasty diary day 3 didn't i phone reflections this is taipei's number one address for shall and power which means finger food in a basket there are many secret recipes and methods including 18 folds pursuit dumpling a true work of art definitely 2 thumbs up thank. you
thank you for starts in the dark tong district or taipei's old town its most notable for its ching and japanese period architecture each house was designed so the merchants could have their shops on the ground floor and live above them. here dried foods are a best seller. there are dozens of shops specializing in dried fruits and nuts. dried meats and lots of dried seafood snacks. these traditional products are popular among the tilings both young and old for their healing properties and that also includes a popular dish today my co-host introduces me to taiwanese porridge. i use all restaurants that get a fright when they are again. oh you have the lamb origin part of you i want
you to give it a try. are a very. it . is now back in fact it actually doesn't really have much of a take because we keep forage with the side dishes which when you want to taste 1st i guess i'd like to try this because this i know in taiwan is a delicacy yes it has over 600 year old history so from maine dynasty there was this construction worker he found this egg a 2nd duck egg in a chemical poll for construction ok and then he suddenly felt like the egg looked very interesting so i tried it and of course that was not really had a ball so i changed the recipe it has some salt into it you can't eat the 1000 year at 1st right 1st time for may. i.
say seems like a nice thing with manning's murder case a c. so it's good. indefinitely as an egg it doesn't taste anything else it tastes like an egg the 1000 year egg is a delicacy made by preserving dark chicken or quail eggs in a mixture of clay and ask for several weeks to months. there are more than $100.00 signed dishes in this rice porridge restaurant including a large selection of delicacies. my tasty diary day for taiwanese porridge reflections mild but tasty various dishes with interesting names and signs are a must nothing taste as i expected not salty or sugary not so sure why the egg must be preserved for 3 months when i basically can get the same taste
after about 3 minutes but all in all of very tasty experience. day 5 is dedicated to street food it's no secret that the taiwanese love to eat and you can find delicious food pretty much on every street corner there are all kinds of craziness from chinese to southeast asian and tourists will also find arguably the best japanese food outside of japan. street food is really great here it's fast healthy and inexpensive that's one reason many highly knees eat their meals out. the flipside of street food is the 5 star yann restaurant in the w. hotel this is where chefs really show off taiwan's diverse collinearity tradition. where we all yeah and then restaurant. trying to play
a really high class cuisine for a high class maybe. we have in the beach near here great actually it's very interesting because it's how it's people used to fall upon eating those because people don't eat cattles in the past because in the culture family we can respect them ok so they were like coworkers and when did this start to change but after the chinese fentress living in taiwan they brought this recipe here and when they have to make a living out of it they start to make really could be from those something started changing excited i want to try. the chefs and thing in restaurant use classical dishes as a base and then the add their own style and innovation to the various meals their creations are artistic colorful and sometimes look to good to eat like the braised beef noodles which are served in a savory soup. sometimes people eat nothing at all
without beets only the beef soup ok is the broccoli so special. so. it's very savory. so now i'm going to try the new no. and the sweet noodles. yeah yeah yeah that's a very done yes bringing perfectly advantage is what they say about spaghetti you know when it's green like it's very good to chew chewy and very very springy perfect very very only now it's the be. very very brace brace feet and now feed you seem. like a honeymoon couple. oh oh oh oh oh is that.
who are just melts in your mouth did you see how to just brush off to suit. my lesson. from beef noodles and dim sung to modern craziness began rethinks taiwanese feed we meet up with the executive chef homing he's from hong kong and known for his chicken broth. sass a chef how he would describe the calling every scene here. in this is happening now would that have on. the hollow only ship. this is what happens in the week on wall here he combines mushrooms prawns and fried thai rice to make a delicious soup. this is a dish with a taste that's hard to resist and it's only one highlight among many on my own miri
journey through taipei. only it's hard to pinpoint just one favorite national dish big. because it seems the time they're very proud of everything that they everything that i've been presented is a little work of art in that self and then the different tastes and station not one dish tastes like the other it's very diverse thank you for coming to this how on it's been a wonderful experience thank you for introducing me to tyrolese cuisine i am a fan. thank you since in this is. my last diary entry my colleague mary journey to taipei is coming to an end now before i arrived i've heard that this place is a foodie's paradise and after spending a couple of days here i can definitely agree with that assessment from street food to a 5 star restaurant i have definitely gotten i'd taste of taipei and i've also learned
somebody. who wrote its next. they want to raise. you know book water is never far away. water and wealth and what the people of all this book made of it that's going to be the coming beam from my tour of the city today and it's always have a lock on my list and no tour would be complete without a trip to oak spokes famous marionette theater. in 30 minutes on. the. streets raising people fight for some of the money out of a moment when there's a flood water comes up to a waist close fast to everyone but. the lack of water is equally
dangerous. you can't see people not self so the. plant crops and find to meet. floods and droughts will climate change become the main driver of mass migration you can write any notice you want and probably most of the bill. for climate exodus starts september 5th on d w. i got a problem gringo go home i mean more.