Kinmen Travelogue
Kinmen Travelogue
Appetizing local Cuisines

Kinmen cuisine is influenced by the traditional Fujian/Minnan-style food. Combining the local specialties and develops a unique and various Kinmen-only cuisines! Such as Oyster Vermicelli (Oamisoir), a noodle soup dish containing oysters and Taiwanese vermicelli, Oyster Omelet and Stir-fried Sand Worm, Shaobing, Guangdong Congee and Fried Instant Noodles that soldier loves the most, are all the best dishes of Kinmen and loved by the foodies!

Local Foods To Eat
Beef Noodles

Beef noodles are one of Taiwan's signature dishes. They're special in Kinmen because the beef comes from locally grown cattle fed on the grains leftover from the production of kaoliang liquor, and the beef therefore taste especially tender and juicy.

Many restaurants in Kinmen serve beef noodles. Several of them are actually decades-old with its unique taste and loyal customers. Soft and tender beef with chewy noodles plus stewed or braised soup, to create a bowl of simple and delicious beef noodles. When you visit Kinmen, find a restaurant to taste the classic taste of beef noodles!

Guangdong Congee

This is what people in Kinmen have for breakfast! Guangdong Congee is rice cooked with broth and blended with plentiful ingredients, such as pork slices, fish fillets, shrimp, meatballs, an egg, and other fresh food. Locals prefer to enjoy a bowl of Guangdong Congee with a shaobing and youtiao (fried bread stick), the perfect breakfast combo to them. So don’t miss these if you want to eat like a local!

Guangdong Congee

This is what people in Kinmen have for breakfast! Guangdong Congee is rice cooked with broth and blended with plentiful ingredients, such as pork slices, fish fillets, shrimp, meatballs, an egg, and other fresh food. Locals prefer to enjoy a bowl of Guangdong Congee with a shaobing and youtiao (fried bread stick), the perfect breakfast combo to them. So don’t miss these if you want to eat like a local!

Fried Instant Noodles

Kinmen used to be a military island in the old days. Back then, soldiers loved fried instant noodles the most since they are convenient and cheap. Fried Instant Noodles is quickly served on the table; added with shredded pork, egg, cabbage, carrot, shrimp and other homemade ingredients and sauces are just as simple and yummy!

Beef Mince Pie (Neo Roe Shaobing)
Best Restaurant/Deli: Jin Hsu Yuan Restaurant

Shaobing is a very popular food in Taiwan, with the stuffing of Kinmen’s famous beef; it’s hard to say no to this perfect combination- Beef Mince Pie (Neo Roe Shaobing). It is wonderfully crispy on the outside and juicy beef mince inside with gravy and scallions. More tasty pasties are also served and recommended to try, include pork mince pie, flaky scallion pancakes and Taiwanese rolls.

Beef Mince Pie (Neo Roe Shaobing)
Best Restaurant/Deli: Jin Hsu Yuan Restaurant

Shaobing is a very popular food in Taiwan, with the stuffing of Kinmen’s famous beef; it’s hard to say no to this perfect combination- Beef Mince Pie (Neo Roe Shaobing). It is wonderfully crispy on the outside and juicy beef mince inside with gravy and scallions. More tasty pasties are also served and recommended to try, include pork mince pie, flaky scallion pancakes and Taiwanese rolls.

Sweet Fermented Rice Dumpling (Jiuniang Tangyuan)
Best Restaurant/Deli: Tan Tian Lou Diner

If you are a dessert lover, don’t forget to try some Kinmen’s handmade dumplings (tangyuan) made with the ingredient of kaoliang. The dumplings are chewy; with sesame-flavored stuffing is yummy and sweet but not doughy. It is also recommended to try Sweet Fermented Rice Dumpling (jiuniang tangyuan), the must-have dessert on foodies’ list. It's served with a variety of sweet toppings include red beans, beans, peanuts, grass jelly and coconut jelly on a bed of shaved ice, enjoy both the delightfulness of tangyuan and shaved ice!

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