Taiwan Travelogue: Tainan Food Log, 台南美食篇 (Bilingual, 双语)

These are some Tainan local delights introduced by my lovely Tainan host! We only have 2 days together during the peak Taiwan holiday, thus, these are the only foodies we managed to enjoy!

1) 首俯米糕栈 Shuo Fu Jan


Just by looking at the table full of yummies, you would have guessed that I have enjoyed myself in Tainan!
The beancurd and egg was nothing much to mention about, so let's move on to the stars of the meal!


看看这桌满满的好料,就知道我在台南有多享受!

油豆腐和卤蛋普普,我就不多说了。



Compared to the Braised Pork Rice in Taipei, the Mi Gao was top-notch! Mi Gao uses glutinous rice, which was chewier and more fragrant as compared to normal rice. After the infusion of the braised pork gravy, the rice still retained its chewiness, and was seriously addictive. The braised pork was oily due to its high content of fats, but the fragrance made the calories all worthwhile. The other feature of Mi Gao was the use of fish floss and pickled cucumbers, which was a great appetiser.


I regretted ordering the smaller portion!


比起台北的卤肉饭,米糕简直是大胜!米糕采用的是诱人的糯米,吸了满满的卤汁后,糯米的口感是Q弹不黏牙。猪肉虽然略帶油腻,但浓郁的香味,胖了都值得啊!台南的米糕另一项特色就是松松的鱼松,和开胃的腌黄瓜(有些店采用白菜)。


好后悔我叫了小份的喔!





"Four God Soup", Si Shen Tang tasted like Singapore's Pig Stomach Soup because of its peppery taste. But it also has a tinge of Chinese herbal fragrance which was very nice. The intestines was very clean and chewy too. I finished the whole bowl of soup with satisfaction!


在还没品尝到四神汤之前,我一直以为它是一种很浓的药材汤。在喝了第一口后,就完全被征服了。口味相似于新加坡的猪肚汤(胡椒味),但多了中药的香气,不会太浓。肠子清理的非常干净,而且Q弹适中哦!








2) Beef Soup 牛肉汤

There are tons of Beef specialty stalls in Tainan as their beef are all freshly slaughtered and delivered to the stalls daily!

The thinly sliced beef are added to the boiling hot beef soup, and served to table while it's still pink. The beef is tender and naturally sweet because it's so fresh!  The addition of ginger and soy sauce just added a tinge of spiciness and saltiness to the beef, which I really enjoyed. The soup does not have strong herbal taste like Singapore's, just pure goodness of beef and ginger.

台南有很多好吃的牛肉汤,因为牛肉都是每天直送的温体牛!
将切成薄片的牛肉加入用牛骨熬煮的热汤里,在肉片还是粉红色的时候就端给客人,以免把肉泡老了。虽然牛肉鲜嫩无腥味,但加上了姜丝后,又别有一番风味!汤头除了牛肉的鲜甜,没有特别的咸度,老少咸宜哦!


The dishes served in this shop was a little bland for my Singaporean's tastebud (say yay to saltiness!). However, I really appreciate the lightly flavoured dishes, which brought out the natural sweetness of the meat and innards. The innards was surprisingly crunchy (I thought I will feel disgusted), and the flavouring from ginger and preserved cabbages was appetising.


这家的菜色对我(新加坡人)重口味的要求来说,略为清淡。但也许就是这样,才能吃出牛肉及牛杂真正的美味。这道牛杂很新鲜,很脆,没有腥味。多半的提味来自姜丝和酸菜,非常清淡及开胃。




Braised Pork Rice is everywhere in Tainan! The stall offers free flow of rice and braised pork for diners who spent more than NT100! The braised pork was stickier than the previous one I tired, but I love it the same! I have 2 portions of the braised pork. :X

在台南,到处都是卤肉饭!这间店的老板好阔气哦!消费NT100以上都能享有卤肉饭吃到饱!这里的卤肉黏黏的,我吃了两份耶!




Fresh thinly sliced beef ready to be served!

新鲜的薄片牛肉!







If you haven't tried Dandan Hamburg, you haven't been to Tainan!
Dandan Hamburg is a East-meet-West fusion fastfood restaurant that is only available in Tainan, and is very popular among youngsters. Its wide variety ranges from burgers, fried chickens, mee sua, to traditional Taiwanese dishes!

I ordered a hearty set meal for breakfast that consisted of Pork Cutlet Burger + Thick Soup with Fried Chicken Fingers + Milk Tea!

没吃过丹丹汉堡,千万别说你去过台南!丹丹汉堡是个中西合并的快餐店,多元的菜单很受年轻人的欢迎。从汉堡,面线,肉焿,到炸鸡,应有尽有!连奶茶都很棒!
贪吃的我,点了套餐当早餐哦。鲜酥鸡肉焿+照烧猪排堡+奶茶!



The burger was normal. Although the Japanese Teriyaki sauce was good, the pork cutlet was too dry.

汉堡对我来说普普。虽然酱汁不错,但猪排干了点。



The thick soup is a kind of soup with corn starch. The tasty hot soup with beaten eggs and coriander is very suitable for breakfast. However, the crispy  fried chicken became too soft in the soup. Nonetheless, I think it was a great fusion dish!

鸡肉焿热热的,好适合当早餐!可惜了酥炸的鸡肉,放在热焿里就变得太软了。但鸡肉还是有咸香味,温暖的焿还有蛋花和香菜,棒棒!


Just like your favourite McDonalds!


就像你平常爱吃的麦当劳!




4) Fried Chicken & more 咸/盐酥鸡

So this "Fried Chicken" isn't just any fried chicken. The roadside stall selling this snack has a wide range of foodies for you to choose from! We chose chicken, cuttlefish, long beans, tempura and pig blood glutinous rice cake! This crispy snack is best match with Taiwanese Beer!


路边的咸酥鸡摊真是包罗万象!我们点了鸡排,甜不辣,花枝,四季豆,猪血糕。酥酥香香的,和台啤简直是绝配!








4) Pork Sausage with Fish Eggs 飞鱼卵香肠


We had enough share of Taiwanese Sausages in Singapore. But I had never tried sausages with fish eggs. Every bite into the sausage bursted a mouthful of eggs, yummy and interesting!


台湾香肠我们吃多了,但有飞鱼卵的还是第一次尝试。香肠咬下去“啵啵”的,可以感觉鱼卵在齿间爆开!好有趣,好好吃哦!



That's all I have for now, hope to have more yummlicious Tainan Food Log during my next visit. Having said that, stay tuned for more of my Taiwan Travelogue!

这次就介绍到这里,希望下次在台南可以品尝到更多好料哦!

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