Taiwan eating is considered a hobby. Taiwanese cuisine derives from different parts of China and also aborigines. There is a large Fu-jian, Hakka, Guangdang, Jiangxi, Shanghai, Hunan, Sichuan, and Beijing influence. Kind of like a melting pot of various cuisine from China.



Taiwanese food is good. The food-culture there is probably better than most other places you can find in the world: It's very varied. It's generally cheap. Some of the really expensive stuff in Taiwan is just about as costly as cheap food in western countries, yet even the cheapest food you can get in Taiwan is for the most part of very decent quality. It's always fresh. You'll really have to look far for that vegetarian tofu-store if you aren't to eat something that was alive until just a few hours before. Taiwan food is also just generally very tasty, especially when you get used to it. It's very common for Taiwanese to eat dinners with lots of little dishes on the table. That way, everyone at the table can have their own little bowl with rice and pick a few pieces of every kind of food there. A kind of sharing and belonging is a great experience. Beef Noodle is a popular and easily made dish. It's cheap too and every shop has its own style of beef noodles. It's also easy to get used to so if you go to Taiwan or nearby, you'll most likely find yourself having grown an addiction and perhaps even decided on your favorite Beef Noodle place pretty quickly. Also, each part of Taiwan will have its specialty cuisine. Taichung is known for their pork meatballs, sun-cake and rice noodles. Da-si is known for their dried tofu. Tainan is known for their pig knuckles and Ta-a-mi noodles. Taipei is known for their beef noodle soup. Of course, then there is the train bento box (Japanese invention). Each region will have its own flavor and side dishes to the bento box.
Taiwan's best-known snacks are present in the night markets, where street vendors sell a variety of different foods, from finger foods, drinks, sweets, to sit-down dishes. In these markets, one can also find fried and steamed meat-filled buns, oyster-filled omelets, refreshing fruit ices, and much more. Aside from snacks, appetizers, entrees, and desserts, night markets also have vendors selling clothes, accessories, and offer all kinds of entertainment and produces. Some of the best known traditional snack foods are oyster pancake (o-ah jian), blood rice pudding on a stick (ju-schwed-gao), cuttlefish soup (youyu geng), stewed pork over rice (lurou fan), stinky tofu and coffin toast (seafood chowder in a large piece of toast) just to name a few. You can find just about any kind of food in night market.
When it comes to fruit, Taiwan is second to none in terms of variety and deliciousness. Taiwan offers a superb climate, geography and growing season for a great many fruits. From tropical heat in the south to sub-tropic temperatures in the low-lying areas to temperate-zones in the mountains, they have it all here. Organic fruit and vegetables are now available in many restaurants in fact, organic products is doubling on an annual basis. Taiwan has a famous fruit-filled biscuit called a "pineapple cake, easily recognizable by its distinctive cube form.  They are also made with blueberries, strawberries, honeydew melon and other fruits. Outside of what you would normally find in any Western grocery: long yam, custard apples, jujube, kumquats, honeydew melon, loquats, pomelo, Asian pears, star fruit, and strawberry pears (pitaya).
My favorite food is called Niupai, which means beef steak. Lots of places that serve this, also serve Jiupai "pork steak" and sometimes even other kinds of "steak". The dish always goes with fried noodles, an egg, vegetables, sauce, usually a hot one with lots of pepper, corn soup, (it's inside that puffy bread-on-top-of-a-cup thingie,) and then some particular drink. What many people don’t like about Taiwanese food especially foreigners is that at night markets almost all the foods there fried and also stinky smell of tofu.