Another distinguishing feature of Taiwan is its night markets which are found all over the island in almost every city.
There are various Taiwanese snacks sold in night markets.
Visitors to a Taiwanese night market should not miss out on stinky tofu.
Tofu is made from soy milk just like cheese is made from cow’s milk.
It is a very popular ingredient in Chinese cooking.
Sometimes you will smell something very strange when walking around the streets of Taiwan.
It is a smell that often puzzles foreign tourists.
Stinky tofu ispungent because it has been left in a brine of fermented milk and other ingredients such as vegetables and meat for up to several months.
Oyster omelets are another Taiwanese snack that every visitor should try.
They are made of eggs, oysters, and vegetables that are fried in a pan, and are eaten with a specially-made sauce. Sometimes, oysters arereplaced with shrimp or squid.
For dessert, people enjoy eating shaved ice covered with fruit or other tasty toppings.
Western-style ice cream is also available all over the island.
Bubble tea is one distinctive Taiwanese drink that is becoming popular around the world.
It was first invented in Taichung, central Taiwan, in the 1980s when a tea shop owner decided to try something new.
He mixed fruit syrup, tea, and other ingredients together until he stumbledupon a delicious new drink.
Since then, the popularity of bubble tea has spread around the world and new types of the drink are being invented every day.
One of the most famous examples is pearl milk tea made using black tea, milk, and chewy tapioca balls.
And if you still have room to try more snacks, get a grilled sausage!
In Taiwan, grilled sausages can be eaten with coriander, garlic, or cheese.
Taiwanese people have even created a snack called “small sausage in large sausage,” which is a pork sausage wrapped in a sticky rice sausage.