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Sabaheats Taiwan food guide (Tainan)

Train from Taichung to Tainan took 2 hours. We checked into our room booked through Airbnb and start exploring food around Tainan. Tainan claims its name as one of the Taiwanese cultural capitals for its abundant historic monument and citizen lifestyle. The city is dotted by Taoist temples, Buddhist temples, and churches. Many of them are among the oldest in Taiwan. The city also has its own unique traditions and cuisines developed by Chinese frontiers over its long history.

Tainan is not a big city but finding food around Tainan is not easy as the eateries is scattered all around Tainan and took us 10 minutes walk from one eatery to another one. We spent our 3rd day in Tainan walking throughout the city. Tiring but worth the experience. Getting around is easy with the help of GPS and google map. Most of the location in this post is clearly tag in Google Map, the best way to look for the location is by key-in the name of the eatery and search at google map.

google maps

Day 2

福記肉圓

Tainan style meatballs are different from what you expect. The meatball looks like dumplings with pork fillings with lots of gravy. There are also “meatball” with prawn fillings serve at 福記肉圓

Address: 

No. 299, Section 1, Fuqian Road, West Central District

Tainan City, Taiwan 700

GPS Location: 22.9896246N 120.2014509E

Tainan Food

小林煎餅 Lins Hand Made Cookies

Cute Kobayashi cookies by Lins Handmade cookies. The cookies are soft with cream filling

Address : No. 89, Zhongzheng Road, West Central District

GPS Location: 22.9921481N 120.2008823E

Tainan Food
Tainan Food

 裕成水果店 Yu Cheng Fruits Grocery

Serve amazing Mango ice! Yu Cheng also famous for their fruit juice and fruits platter.

Address: 700, 台南市中西區民生路一段122號

Opening hour : 12pm to 5am

GPS Location22.9940197N 120.2011424E

Tainan Food

Tainan Flower Night market 台南花園夜市

One of the most popular night market in Tainan. Tainan Flower night market is well organized and offered with a wide array of local Taiwan snacks, from fried chicken, grilled seafood, oyster omelet, stinky tofu to exotic snacks such as Singapore Laksa, Japanese takoyaki and sushi,  Indian Teh Tarik and so on

Address: 和緯路与海安路交叉口 Hewai rd and Hai-An road intersection

Opening hours:  opens on Thur, Sat and Sunday from 6pm till 1am

GPS Location: 23.0106875N 120.1996189E

花園夜市Tainan Flower Night Market
花園夜市Tainan Flower Night Market

one of the most popular food stall at Flower Night Market, selling Fried Chicken at 55NT$ each

花園夜市Tainan Flower Night Market
花園夜市Tainan Flower Night Market

boneless chicken wing stuff with Japanese rice

花園夜市Tainan Flower Night Market

Dong bo rou bun

花園夜市Tainan Flower Night Market

夏林海鮮炭燒

We meet up with our Taiwanese friend and he recommend us 夏林海鮮炭燒 at Xialin Road.  夏林海鮮炭燒 serve barbecue Japanese and local Tainan dishes.

Address: No. 1之22號, Xialin Road, South District
GPS Location22.9860912N 120.1950592E

Tainan Food
Tainan Food
Tainan Food
Tainan Food
Tainan Food
Tainan Food

3rd Day – Tainan

Cama Cafe

A cup of latte at Cama Cafe, Tainan to start off the day. Their motto is fresh coffee with great taste. Cost only 60NT$  One of the least expensive coffee and specialty coffee drinks. Located next to Shin Kong Mitsukoshi

Address : No. 701, Section 1, Ximen Rd, 台南市

GPS Location : 22.9866838N 120.1989055E

Tainan Food
Tainan Food

Anping area

When visiting the Anping Old Fort area, visitors must take a walk through the Anping Old Street. The Anping Old Street starts near the front entrance of the Anping Old Fort and runs along Yanping Street. It is narrow and windy and is full packed with stalls and old buildings.

陳家蚵捲 (Chen Family Oyster roll)

Run by the 3rd generation of Chen Family and over 50 years old name at Anping. Famous for their oyster and shrimp roll.

Address: No. 786號, Anping Road, Anping District, Tainan City, Taiwan 708

GPS Location: 23.0003231N 120.1616818E

Tainan Food

Shrimp roll, 45 NT$

Tainan Food

Oyster Omelet, 100NT$

Tainan Food

Chihkan Tower area

After spending 2 hours exploring Anping area, we hop on a bus-route to Tainan Train Station, we go down the bus in front of Chihkan Tower. After a visit to Chihkan Tower, we start exploring the nearby area for good food

蔡家豬血攤 (Chai Family big blood stall)

Address: No. 220, Section 2, Yongfu Road, West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan 700

GPS Location: 22.996719,120.202521

Tainan Food

Tainan Food

Tainan Food

義豐冬瓜茶 (Yi Feng Winter melon drinks)

Located only 2 shop lots away from 蔡家豬血攤. Perfect thirst-quenching drinks after a long walk.

Address: No. 216, Section 2, Yongfu Road, West Central District, Tainan City,

GPS Location: 22.9964746,120.2022474

Tainan Food

台南武廟肉圓

Famous for Shrimp meatball. Located next to Wu Miao (Wu Temple)

Address: No. 225, Section 2, Yongfu Road, West Central District, Tainan City

Opening hours: 12:30pm – 5:00 pm

GPS Location: 22.996205, 120.201983

Tainan Food

My Beverages

A cozy cafe converted from an old shop into a cozy corner. Great decoration inside the shop. Good place to take a rest and enjoy the drinks

Address: No. 142之1號, Section 2, Yongfu Road, West Central District, Tainan City

Opening hours: 9am to 8pm

GPS Location: 22.994314, 120.201530

Tainan Food
Tainan Food
Tainan Food

名東蛋糕 Ming Dong a Freshly Baked Cake

True to the name, the cake at Ming Dong a Freshly Baked Cake is freshly bake. Do expect long queue (we queued for 20 minutes) Soft cake with hot chocolate, pumpkin seed and cheese to choose from

Address: 700, Taiwan 台南市北區台南市民生路二段95號

GPS Location22.995190, 120.196766

Tainan Food

Tainan Food

Tainan Food

赤嵌棺材板 Chihkan Guan Chai Ban

People come here for the famous “coffin bread”. Coffin Bread is one of the signature dishes from Tainan, created by Mr. Hsu in the 1940s. It is modified after the Western bread which the American sailors brought over during their marine travels in olden days Taiwan. Coffin Bread or Guan Chai Ban is one of the must eat food when in Tainan.
Address: 700, Taiwan, 台南市中西區中正路Add

Tainan Food

Tainan Food

Guo Hua Street (You Ai Street and Guo Hua Street intersection)

Many food stalls and fashion boutique can be found at this narrow street

GPS Location: 22.990789, 120.196821

Tainan Food
Tainan Food
Tainan Food

進福炒鱔魚專家 Jin Fu specialist in cooking eel

claim to be a specialist in cooking eel. Their “must try” dish is 鱔魚意麵 Fried Yee Mee with eel.
Address:No. 42, Section 1, Fuqian Rd, West Central District, Tainan City.
GPS Location: 22.988986, 120.209860
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 12:00 am

Tainan Food

Squid is a popular choice here too.

Tainan Food

Squid with special sauce

Tainan Food

Fried Pan Mee with eel

Tainan Food

Dumpling specialist shop 餃子專門店

located right next to 進福炒鱔魚專家 (Jin Fu specialist in cooking eel) is a shop specializing in Japanese dumpling

GPS Location: 22.989108, 120.209632

Tainan Food
Tainan Food
Tainan Food

85°C Bakery Cafe

85°C Bakery Cafe specializing in espresso coffee, flavored beverages, decorative cakes, and freshly baked bread. They serve affordable and good coffee. They have branches throughout Taiwan and is one of the most popular Bakery Cafe in Taiwan.

Address: No. 222, Section 2, Jiankang Road, South DistrictTainan City, Taiwan 702
Address : No. 707號, Section 1, Ximen Road, West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan 700
Opening hours:  24 hours

Taiwan Foods

4th Day

六千牛肉湯

Tainan people love to have beef soup for breakfast. One of the most popular beef soup in Tainan is 六千牛肉湯. Open at 5am daily and sold out at 10am. The place becomes crowded once it open at 5am. A simple Tainan breakfast with original beef taste. Beef soup is one of the “must eat” when in Tainan

Address: 700, Taiwan, 台南市中西區台南市中西區海安路一段63號
GPS Location: 22.989203, 120.194928

Opening hours: 5am – 10:00 am

Tainan beef soup

Tainan beef soup

Tainan Food Map.

 

Tainan train station, Our choice for transportation to Taipei. The train ride took 4 hours. There is also faster option (HSR 1hour 45 minutes)

Tainan Train station

The good thing about traveling with TRA (Taiwan Railways Authority) is they serve good Bento on the train. Bento price starts from 60NT$

Taiwan Railways administration bento

Bento comes with salted vegetable, braised Tofu, braised egg and pork chop

Taiwan Railways administration bento
Taiwan April 2015

 

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Joanne Lee

Chief Eater Extraordinaire of Sabaheats
I cook, I eat and I always looking for good food!