Taiwan is considered by many to be the heaven for gastronomes due to our creative and prolific ways to pleasure one’s palate. From local street food to luxurious delicacy, Taiwanese cuisine reflects the geographic location of our island as well as our tumultuous historic development - which has blossomed into an abundant and dynamic food culture after hundreds of years of development. Through our Food Tour, Like It Formosa takes you to the much celebrated Yongkang Street at Dongmen Station of Taipei, where guests will be shown a glimpse of the Taiwanese gourmet culture that locals take pride in. You are advised to come with an empty stomach, as it will be an afternoon that not only opens your eyes but also challenges your appetite!
Know Taiwan - the nation of street food and snacks - at the tip of your tongue: There is no better way to learn about a culture other than tasting it!
Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday 11:00AM
This tour covers...
1. Please specify your dietary restriction upon registration.
2. Registration closes 12 hours before the tour starts (11PM on Monday & Wednesday & Friday).
3. This tour will be canceled if less than 2 people register. The Tour Cancel Announcement email will be sent to your email one day before the tour.
4. Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the tour.
5. 50% refunds will be issued for cancelations made 1 - 6 days prior to the tour.
6. No refunds will be issued for cancelations made on the date of the tour.
7 restaurants / food stands
Traditional market and seasonal fruits
Bubble milk tea
Flaky scallion pancake
Taiwanese style vermicelli and oden
Taro/mango shaved ice
10% discount for a group of 2 or more!
Taste all kinds of Taiwanese signature dish in one single tour
From fruit to noodles, and from dumplings to shaved ice, this Food Tour welcomes any guest who wishes to know (taste) Taiwanese culture better!
1. Fruits in season
Our Food Tour starts off at the hidden traditional market, where we introduce you to the tasty seasonal fruit of Taiwan, dubbed “Kingdom of Fruit”.
Often considered an extension from Chinese and Japanese culture, but Taiwanese dumplings have their own unique taste (and traditionally, along with the hot and sour soup).
3. Bubble milk tea
The most identified local pride when it comes to Taiwanese cuisine. Don’t miss your chance to have an authentic one here!
4. Flaky scallion pancake
Never miss out the both flaky and al-dente Taiwanese scallion pancake when at Yongkang Street. With our help, you will have special access to this popular snack spot without a queue!
5. Taiwanese style vermicelli
Another prominent street combo for Taiwanese locals. The vermicelli is served with intestines and the optional coriander. Don't forget to add some black vinager in order to experience the soul of this authentic street food!
6. Beef noodle
Now a famous dish for worldwide gourmets, Beef Noodle had a humble beginning that started from Post-World War 2 military family villages in Taiwan. Every year, Taipei city hosts a competition for residents to vote for the best Beef Noodle in the city!
7. Taro/mango shaved ice
Last but not least, Our Food Tour takes you to one of the hidden gems of Yongkang Street for the glorious Taiwanese shaved ice. With the options of taro, mango or other season fruit, this taste will sure leave you a lasting impression of Taiwanese food!
Learn to eat like a local
With Like It Formosa tour guide as your local friend, you won’t have to worry about how or what to order - all you have to do is to enjoy the food!
Listen to stories behind the food
Other than tasting the food, you will also have the opportunity to learn about the stories and ancestral traits of different dishes!
Visit the most famous culinary neighborhood in Taipei
Yongkang Street at Dongmen Station was once built for the community of Japanese immigrants during the Colonial period. After World War 2, it became the intellectual center of Chinese immigrants in Taipei city. Now known for its street food, gourmet restaurants, tea houses and vintage vibe, it has become a favourite spot for food and adventure lovers alike.