CUISINE

When it comes to food, Taiwan is truly privileged. The country’s two dozen microclimates and a deeply rooted farming tradition have produced some of Asia’s best fruits, vegetables, and coffee. This bounty is matched by a diverse Cuisine heritage that includes Chinese regional cuisines and the food of the indigenous tribes. Taiwan is celebrated worldwide for its street snacks. Dainty bowls of yum and bite-sized deliciousness are habitually devoured at neighborhood joints or night markets. Adding to all this is a quietly simmering fine dining scene. Michelin-star chefs have opened offshoots in the capital, and they are joined by local mavericks intent on upping the country’s kitchen game.