5 of the tastiest foods I ate in Taiwan — and one of the strangest

Yahoo News
Date: July 8, 2015
By: Lyndsay Hemphill

There are plenty of reasons to travel to Taiwan, but one thing any traveler to Taiwan should be most excited about is the food.

From restaurants with certain specialties to night markets where you can sample a wide array of snacks, delicious food is pretty much all around.

I recently spent two weeks traveling around the whole island, and sampled as much as I could. These five foods are not to be missed.

1. Coffin Bread (棺材板)
coffin toast
(Lyndsay Hemphill/Business Insider)

Michael McDonough/Flickr

coffin toast(Lyndsay Hemphill/Business Insider)

Granted not the most appetizing of names, but coffin bread (also called coffin toast or coffin sandwich) was far and away the most interesting and delicious food I tried.

Coffin bread is a piece of super thick white bread French Toast, that is hollowed out and stuffed with something tasty. Originally invented in the southern city of Tainan, I sampled this snack at the Zhiqiang night market in Hualien.

Coffin toast(Michael McDonough/Flickr)

You can pick from among a wide range of fillings, including three-cup chicken or pepper beef. The mixture of sweet and savory really hits the spot, and the toast is easy to munch on as you wander through the rest of the market.

Coffin Toast(Lyndsay Hemphill/Business Insider) Innards of the coffin toast sandwich

Someone needs to make this snack a reality in the States, please.     [FULL  STORY]

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