Taiwan Real Food Adventure

02/23/2020 through 11/12/2021
02/23/2020 through 11/15/2021
Intrepid Travel

Taiwan Real Food Adventure

Journey to the heart of one the most exciting culinary scenes in Asia on this Real Food Adventure in Taiwan. From the fresh oyster omelette, mouth-watering sesame chicken and golden-brown fried taro balls served up in the night markets, to the many delicious incarnations of beloved beef noodle soup found all over the island, the Taiwanese approach to food is one of both modern flair and deep tradition. Join in street-level social enterprise in Taipei, roll your own xiao long bao (steamed soup dumplings), and sample a great spread of local produce straight from the source in Yilan – from spring onion to organic tea to boutique whisky. With must-see sights such as Sun Moon Lake, Tainan and Taipei 101 included along the way, this Intrepid Real Food Adventure delivers the perfect balance of flavours in an often overlooked foodie paradise.

Activities

  • Ningxia Night Market – Welcome Dinner
  • Old Anping Street Tasting Walk
  • Anping Fort
  • Anping Tree House
  • Chikan Lou Fort
  • Hayashi Department Store
  • Cigu Lagoon Bamboo Raft
  • Taichang Confucian Temple
  • Sun Moon Lake – Bike Ride
  • Sun Moon Lake – Picnic
  • Taichung – Wufeng Lin Family Mansion and Garden
  • Taoyuan – Xiao Long Bao Cooking Demonstration & Lunch
  • Yilan – Tea Picking and Tasting
  • Yilan – Spring onion farm & cooking demostration
  • Yilan – Whisky distillery
  • Taipei – Sweet Potato Mama Urban Adventure
  • Taipei – Market Tour & Cooking Class
  • Taipei – Jiufen Old Town Street Food Crawl

Highlights

  • Dine at some legendary Taipei institutions, including the Din Tai Fung Restaurant and long-running Shin Yeh.
  • Spend a couple of hours helping local ‘Sweet Potato Mamas’ ply their daily yam trade, a unique experience which also benefits single mothers through the Genesis Social Welfare Foundation.
  • Take in the beauty of Sun Moon Lake from two wheels on an unforgettable bike ride around Taiwan’s stunning lagoon circuit.
  • Enjoy several hands-on, behind-the-scenes food experiences in Yilan – visits to tea fields, a spring onion farm and a whisky distillery.
  • Join a cooking class with the experts behind Make My Day Cooking Lab, with a local market tour included.

Itinerary

Day 1 Taipei
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Day 2 Tainan
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Day 3 Nantou
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Day 4 Sun Moon Lake & Taichung
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Day 5 Yilan
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Day 6 Yilan & Taipei
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Day 7 Taipei
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Day 8 Taipei
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Day 9 Taipei
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