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Discover Taiwan’s Culinary Delights on Our Private Food Tours

Great food lies at the heart of any unforgettable travel experience, and our Life of Taiwan guided tours know this better than anyone. With our expert guides and itinerary planners boasting a combined 200-plus years of exploring Taiwan’s culinary landscape, we are your ticket to a gastronomic journey like no other. Our tours will take you to renowned fine dining establishments, reveal hidden culinary gems, and introduce you to the vibrant world of Taiwan’s famous night markets.

The Taiwan Culinary Exhibition (TCE): A Gourmet’s Paradise

But what if you’re a food enthusiast with a discerning palate or an industry professional eager to dive deep into Taiwan’s F&B sector? If that’s the case, then the summer of 2023 offers a remarkable opportunity: the Taiwan Culinary Exhibition (TCE). This annual event, scheduled from August 4 to 7 at the Taipei World Trade Center, nestled right beside the iconic Taipei 101, is a must-visit for food aficionados.

One of Taiwan's most iconic dishes, Beef noodle soup.

One of Taiwan’s most iconic dishes, Beef noodle soup.

Exploring Taiwan’s Culinary Diversity

Every facet of Taiwan’s diverse culinary scene converges at the TCE. Prepare your senses for an immersive experience where you’ll see, smell, and taste an array of cuisines, from the flavors of the Hakka to the traditional dishes of indigenous Austronesian minorities. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to savor exciting fusion cuisine that harmonizes Asian food traditions with Western culinary styles.

Beyond Taipei: Unveiling Taiwan’s Culinary Treasures

Of course, any comprehensive food tour of Taiwan should venture far beyond the bustling streets of central Taipei. Taiwan’s sunny south and numerous charming towns are home to unique culinary delights and talented chefs. This culinary diversity has even earned recognition from the prestigious Michelin Guides. In their latest edition, they bestow accolades on 321 restaurants across the island. Among these, 170 are in Taipei, 68 in Taichung, 44 in the historic former capital of Tainan, and 39 in vibrant Kaohsiung.

 Customize Your Culinary Journey

As an alternative or complement to your TCE visit, we offer exclusive culinary experiences, including half-day or full-day cooking classes. Our tailored private tours are designed to align with your interests and preferred pace of exploration. Whether you crave Michelin-star dining or hidden street food gems, we’ve got you covered. Reach out to our experts today to craft your dream food tour of Taiwan. On this island of a thousand delicacies, your taste buds will never go unsatisfied.