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For those with adventurous cultural appetites, put Taipei, Taiwan, at the top of your MUST VISIT list. Almost every block of the sprawling city is abuzz with open-air street-side restaurants and food markets that encapsulate the culinary perfection derived from the influences of Taiwanese, Japanese, and Chinese cooking traditions.  
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Here, a vendor serves breakfast with scrambled egg inside a crepe with the flaky consistency of filo dough. Other offerings include sweet rolls with sesame, soy bean soup with vinegar, steamed dumplings, and cold soy milk to wash it all down.  
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It’s common (and easy) to obtain food to cook at home as well. Spices and green veg of all varieties are sold throughout the city.  
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Links of dried sausage in a street market, a fairly traditional offering.  
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Others items may shock Westerners. The Chinese believe that shark fins, for sale here, boost sexual potency, increase one’s energy, and prevent heart disease. Sadly, it also encourages the horrible practice of shark finning, where the rest of the animal is discarded once the fin has been removed.  
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Taipei’s proximity to the sea means there’s more than shark fins on offer from the ocean, like the mollusks, sold from vats of circulating water.  
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As well as all variety of fresh fish.  
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And all varieties of dried sea life, including seaweed, shrimp, and squid.  
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Sticky buns—one of China’s most popular dishes—are also on offer throughout every market in the city.  
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Making pork buns in the fabled Taipei Shilin night market.  
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A variety of dried mushrooms on display.  
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A display of the massive ready-to-eat dishes typically sold.  
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Stalls like this are city-wide, alongside produce, seafood, beef, and poultry (including chickens waiting to be slaughtered). It’s a feast for the eyes and an assault on your sense of smell.  
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A variety of dried foodstuff.  
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Bite-sized offerings, pre-packaged to take home.  
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Massive bins of spices and ingredients.  
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The night market at a pause in the otherwise near-constant flood of customers.  
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A more typically crowded scene in a market an hour outside of Taipei.  
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Dishing out fresh cherry tomatoes in the night market.  
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A soy milk-based soup, ladled into an edible bread box.  
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Sweeter offerings on sale.  
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A display of candy for sale.  
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