Having lived in the beautiful island of Taiwan for about four months now I was marvel with the way this small and charming Island is blessed with different kinds and variety of food. The abundant nature of food has made it almost impossible for me to make a choice of my favorite food in Taiwan because every day I discover tantalizing and delicious food. Just yesterday my friend and I have discovered a restaurant that sells chicken corri for just NT$ 70.00 that is rich and delicious.

Before I continue to pour down my experience of food I ate in Taiwan to the point of making a choice; I would like to give a brief definition of food and its importance.
The Meaning of Food is an exploration of one’s culture. What we consume, how we acquire it, who prepares it, who’s at the table, and who eats first is a form of communication that is rich with meaning.Food culture represents one face by which a country knows itself and by which it shows itself to the world. Due to its great ethnic diversity, Taiwan has a wide variety of such faces and, moreover, these have increased and strengthened with the rise in local awareness. This diversity of cuisines includes eight main categories: Holo (also called “Minnanese,” or simply “Taiwanese”), Hakka, and vegetarian foods, as well as the various cooking styles with long histories from the length and breadth of mainland China such as northern style, Hunan, Jiangzhe (from the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang), Hong Kong (Cantonese), and Sichuan. In general, therefore, it can be said that Taiwan’s varied cuisine shows ethnic, geographic, economic, and other cultural influences
In Chinese cooking, the preparation of each dish requires concentration, time, and skill. The importance of color, aroma, and flavor are emphasized greatly in their daily cooking. A dish with fragrant aroma will whet the appetite. Basic ingredients found in most Chinese dishes are scallions, fresh ginger roots, garlic, chili peppers, wine, star anise, stick cinnamon, pepper, sesame oil, dried Chinese black mushrooms, and other mouthwatering aromatic spices. Sauces are made from vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and other seasonings that add richness to a dish. Nutrition is another bearing to Chinese cooking. Ingredients used in Chinese cooking, such as scallions, garlic, ginger roots and more, have properties that thwart and alleviate various illnesses. Therefore, the correct ingredient proportions must be adhered to in the preparation of each dish or soup to ensure full nutritional value.
Eating is a universal hobby, which almost everyone in the world shares mutually. Eating not only helps to fill the gut, but is also a tantalizing experience when taste buds are put to test. Being in Taiwan, you must never escape the chance of sampling the local cuisine. To the Chinese people, food is like the very 'air' they breathe, thus the preparation and eating of food is a chief preoccupation. The quantity and quality of their daily meals is analogous to the quality and success of life collectively. If you want to eat out and still maintain your budget, try the night markets and cafeterias. Night markets offer a variety of quick, inexpensive foods and goodies at reasonable prices. Be forewarned that the Taiwanese waste few animal body parts in their cooking. If this head-to-hoof culinary conservation principle makes you queasy, you should probably stick to vegetarian dishes. Taiwan has excellent vegetarian food, partly because the large Buddhist population does not eat meat. Western food is considerably more expensive and harder to locate than Chinese food, so it is better to eat local dishes than to search for the familiar. Rice or noodle dishes are usually inexpensive and nutritious.  
Moreover, despite the fact it is almost difficult for me to make a choice of my favorite food in Taiwan, however am making a choice base on how the food taste like a Gambian dishes called “benechi
Chow fan”. Fried rice. You can order this dish with egg, with vegetables, with seafood, or with various types of meat. (Fan means rice). Chow fan really and truly my best Taiwanese food.
Long live Taiwan!! Long live National Taiwan University (Taida)!! God bless the people of Taiwan!!


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