Traditional Taiwanese breakfast

Let’s start our day with lots of dough, sugar and deep-fried carbs…

Oo… what a nice post about traditional Taiwanese breakfast.  YUM!

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Let’s start our day with lots of dough, sugar and deep-fried carbs…

Breakfast on the street

In Taiwan, breakfast is often sold by street vendors who set up their stalls in the morning to serve commuters on their way to work. These vendors often specialize on one breakfast dish, e.g., some would only sell sticky rice rolls (however, in many different varieties), others would sell dumplings, while another vendor might sell egg pancakes uniquely.

Breakfast shops

Another traditional way to have breakfast in Taiwan is to go to one of the typical breakfast shops (“zao can dian”). They are not only opened in the morning, but sometimes also the whole day, some of them even 24/7.

So what is served for breakfast?

Fried dough sticks (“You tiao”)

A long stick consisting of a deeply fried mix of flour and baking powder. You can have it plain, as an ingredient of sticky…

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