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Recommended Taiwanese food to taste in Kyoto

[2023] 7 recommended Taiwanese dishes to taste in Kyoto

Taiwanese cuisine is loved in Japan for its healthy and wholesome ingredients. This section introduces seven Taiwanese restaurants in Kyoto that offer a variety of Taiwanese flavors, including standard local street food, healthy sweets, and flavorful drinks.

In the season of spring, why don't you take a tour of Taiwan in Kyoto in the mood of traveling?

1.Pepper Cake Fukumaru: Recreating Taiwanese Pepper Cake with Domestic Ingredients / Seowon

The owner, who used to be a cooking instructor, recreates the Taiwanese street food, pepper cake, at the corner of Shijo Gozen. Spiced pork and Kujo leeks are wrapped in Japanese wheat dough and baked on the inner wall of a custom-built oven. The special meatballs made with pork ground in the restaurant are also gaining popularity, and both are perfect with beer.

Pepper Mochi Fukumaru's Pepper Mochi

Pepper cakes are 380 yen each. There are two flavors: a light soy sauce flavor with ginger, and a sweet miso flavor with the sweet and spicy flavor of sweet soy sauce. Plenty of kujo green onions are also included.

Interior view of Fukumaru pepper cakes

Pepper mochi Fukumaru

  • Pepper Mochi Fukumaru
  • 31 Mibusennen-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
  • 3 min. walk from Randen "Saiin Station".
    6 minutes walk from Hankyu "Saiin" station
  • Tel. 075-812-1601

2.[Chinese oden with spices and herbs at NDK / Kuina Bridge

Louwei is loved as a cold dish in mainland China and as a street food in Taiwan. It is a Chinese oden dish in which ingredients are stewed in a soy sauce-based broth with spices such as octagonal horns and Chenpyi. The owner, Mr. Gao, serves it warm Taiwanese style. The ingredients and spices combine to create a rich flavor that will invigorate you as you continue to eat.

Assortment of 5 kinds of roux from Nomi Research Institute

5 types of luway 880 yen. For main, you can choose from leg, spare ribs, or sand. The 1,280 yen set that includes rice, fried food, and drink is also popular.

Interior view of the dough laboratory

Delicacy Research Institute

  • Rouueikenkyujo
  • August 08, 2022 open
  • 2-87 Takedakubo-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 3 minutes walk from Kuinabashi Subway Station
  • Tel.075-645-6622

3.[The mouth-watering taste of "Whole Deli" is a must for repeat customers / Shichijo Omiya

A restaurant specializing in Taiwanese cuisine operated by health food manufacturer Sun Chlorella. The restaurant offers health-friendly dishes that incorporate chlorella powder in some of its dishes. The menu also includes dishes that are visually pleasing, such as fried rice with pyramid-shaped rice topped with red bean paste and crabmeat, and a children's lunch that includes a Chinese steamed bun with a panda image.

Taiwanese cuisine Whole Deli Lu Lohan

Lu Rohan 880 yen. A standard Taiwanese street food. On top of the rice is sweetly stewed pork with oyster sauce and rock sugar.

Interior view of Whole Deli Taiwanese Cuisine

Taiwanese Whole Deli

  • Taiwan Ryori Whole Deli
  • 416-2 Kaminomachi, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 1 minute walk from bus stop “Nanajo Omiya/Kyoto Aquarium-mae”
    9 minutes walk from JR "Umekoji Kyoto Nishi Station"
  • Tel.075-344-8818

4.Full of local flavor! [Enjoy Taiwanese food stalls at Breeze Tainan -TEARS II- / Kawaramachi Marutamachi

The owner, who visits Tainan several times a year, offers Taiwanese cuisine in an exotic machiya (townhouse) setting. Local Tainan food such as lu-lo rice and hot pot noodles are nostalgic for Taiwanese people living in Kyoto. The restaurant also offers a variety of familiar Taiwanese dishes such as slightly sweet stir-fry and fried chicken, which you can enjoy with a glass of Taiwanese beer in hand.

Breeze Tainan - TEARS II - Potstickers Noodles

Guoxiao Yimian (鍋焼き意麺) 880 yen. Like Japanese nabeyaki udon, this dish is packed with ingredients such as shrimp and squid dumplings. The fried and dried egg noodles are well mixed with the bonito-flavored broth.

Interior view of Breeze Tainan - TEARS II

Breeze Tainan-tears II

  • Bifuu Tainan Tears Two
  • Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Kamigyo Ward, Kawaramachi Street Marutamachi Agaru Masuyacho 359
  • 5 min. walk from "Jingu-marutamachi" station of Keihan
  • Tel.075-211-9817

5.[Enjoy Taiwanese tea time at FUDAO / Demachiyanagi

Enjoy Taiwanese tea, baked sweets, and Taiwanese snacks in a modern renovated townhouse. The owner, who is from Taiwan, procures Taiwanese teas from local acquaintances, and has 12 varieties on standby, including Gui Hua Oolong tea and Oriental Beauty tea. Enjoy them with homemade sweets such as pineapple cake.

FUDAO Alishan Alpine Oolong Tea

Alishan High Mountain Oolong Tea 890 yen. Alishan Oolong Tea with a slightly roasted aroma is recommended in winter and can be enjoyed up to the third or fourth roast.



  • wind and rain
  • 9-3 Tanaka-Shimoyanagi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes walk from Keihan "Demachiyanagi Station"
  • Tel. 075-708-8289

6.You can enjoy 9 kinds of toppings according to your mood of the day [A-Beans Tofu Flower Shop] / Sanjokai Shopping Street

Touhua is a classic Taiwanese dessert made by curdling soy milk like tofu, topping it with tapioca or red beans, and pouring sweet syrup over the top. The tofu is made by hardening the soy milk while paying careful attention to the temperature, resulting in a simple and gentle flavor. You can choose toppings, cold or hot, and cane sugar or soy milk syrup, as you like.

Azu flower shop of Ami bean flower shop All topped

Adoukaten: 1,200 yen for all toppings. Enjoy a total of 9 different toppings including tapioca, white bean, mung bean, and herb jelly. The shop collaborates with a variety of stores once a month to create new bean-flour creations.

Inside view of Ami Tofu Flower Shop

Ami Bean Flower Shop

  • Amado Farm
  • January 11, 2022 open
  • 273-1 Sanjo Omiyacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 6-minute walk from Subway Nijojo-mae Station
  • Tel.075-366-6626

7.[Chewy, chewy white bean sweets at Tai Fu Kahi / Nijo Castle West

This Taiwanese sweets café features white rice balls, which are kneaded and boiled after an order is placed. The sweets are made without wheat, eggs, or dairy products, and the sweetness is generally kept to a minimum, so everyone from small children to the elderly can enjoy them without worrying about allergies. Seasonal tofu with seasonal fruits is also highly recommended.

Kumquat Bean Blossom of Tai Feng Jiayi

Kumquat Douhua 800 yen. This soybean flour cake is filled with sweet kumquat, white bean curd, two kinds of tapioca, and coarse sugar syrup. It is a hearty dish, so be sure to visit with an empty stomach!

Taifu's good day

Taifu's good day

  • wind-pollinated day
  • 50-12 Nishinokyo Shikibe-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 6 minutes walk from Nijo Subway Station
  • Tel. 075-205-1195
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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