Taiwan is famous for its delicious and mouth-watering cuisine, offering some of the best food on the planet. With great local produce, the oldest and most varied culinary heritage in
the world and some very innovative chefs, eating out is definitely one of the highlights when visiting Taiwan!
So good in fact that Taiwan came out top in CNN’s 2015 Best
Food Destination Poll – after scoring 8,242 votes in the online survey!
Such tasty and varied food can be traced back to Taiwan's long and complex history:
Taiwan Aboriginals and their original crops of taro and millet
17th century Chinese people immigrating from the provinces of Fujian and Guangdong bringing their Southern
Chinese cuisines including Fujianese, Hakka and rice
Japanese occupation from 1895 to
1945 introduced Japanese cuisine and advanced farming techniques
In 1945 people from all the provinces of China fled to Taiwan, including many of the best cooks of that