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You have heard a lot about how good the Taiwanese street food are. Breakfast as known as the most important meal of the day takes a special place in a Taiwanese’s daily life. There are restaurants in Taiwan specifically just for breakfast; they are called Zao Can Dian, or Breakfast store selling either Taiwanese or “Western” breakfast. A Taiwanese’s daily life can be very busy, so it becomes a habit for people just to get breakfast outside and then start the day.
For Taiwanese breakfast, the menu items are usually sesame flatbread, deep-fried fritters, congee, pan-fried buns, steamed buns, flaky scallion pancakes, fried dumplings, egg pancakes, steamed bread, onion cakes, shortcakes, carrot cakes, onigiri, milk tea and soy milk. You can see there is a lot of options.
As for western style breakfast, it’s usually toasts, omelets, varieties of bread, biscuits, sandwiches, and sausages. Not too many choices compare to Taiwanese style breakfast items.
Breakfast restaurants are everywhere throughout every community; they are usually around the corner of streets.
This is the last post on the series about Taiwan, next week I’m heading to Warsaw, Poland!