Feast fest in Tainan

Known as the city of snacks, Tainan's street food offerings are traditional, hearty and delicious

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When tourists are on the hunt for Taiwanese street food, they tend to head to Taipei's night markets to get their fill of deep-fried chicken cutlets and papaya milk drinks.

Ask any local Taiwanese about the island's best street eats, however, and it is likely that none of these commercialised markets and some of the arguably more newfangled dishes that they offer would rank among their favourites.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 23, 2018, with the headline Feast fest in Tainan. Subscribe