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A little Chinese, part Japanese with the native twist, Taiwanese cooking has many origins, but nothing tastes quite like it! With a gorgeous bounty of local produce, meat, and seafood, Taiwanese cuisine is completely breath taking and mouth-watering! Whether you’re stuffing down yummy basil-perfumed pancakes at 4 a.m., slurping soup dumplings for breakfast, noshing on fresh local greens for lunch, or taking your first of three dinners at a street side roast duck stall, this is a country for anyone who loves to eat. The dining etiquette followed by the Taiwanese stresses on values like punctuality, decency, and gratitude!
1. Toasting :
The host of a dinner is given a lot of respect. Toasting is common and often done by the host before and during meals. Toasting is done with wine or liquor, by raising the glass with two hands, one hand supporting the bottom of the glass. The glass should be drained after the toast and turned upside down to show you have drunk the entire contents.
2. The First Bite :
Any dish brought to the table are tasted by guests first. Its a long standing tradition which is a sign of respect and gratitude. The dishes are always well presented and the food almost always tastes absolutely divine.
3. Serving :
Traditionally food is served by the host. Each person helps themselves with additional servings! Leaving a little food on your plate is a sign of respect and must be done always! Serving Tea indicates the end of a meal.
4. Traditional Dishes :
The tastes of the traditional dishes tend to be natural and original since the weather of the island is muggy. No matter what the cooking style is, it emphasizes the light and fresh, which constitutes a unique school in Chinese cuisines.Three- Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji) is a typical homely dish in Taiwan style. Fried Dried Radish Omelette (Cai Fu Dan) and Braised Meat with Bamboo Shoot (Sun Gan Hong Rou) are two other simple traditional Taiwanese dishes!
5. 4 Meals a Day :
Locals follow the four meals a day pattern including snacks like the delicious Tai Nan – Coffin Shaped Bread (Guan Cai Ban) which is as tasty as it’s name!
Talking about Taiwanese culture let’s bust some crazy myths such as “They only dine with chopsticks” Eh? Spoons and forks have already made their way to China years ago! There are unbelievable myths such as Taiwanese eat only rice… Lol! Yes, rice is a major part of their diet but not just rice!
All in all Taiwanese dining culture is one of the best in the world and something you must try soon! So go get the Taiwanese twist!
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