[quote=“sandman”][quote=“Prince Roy”]I commented on my blog here. I find it interesting that everyone (in fact, the only ones) whom I’ve ever known to make the claim that ‘Chinese’ food is better in Taiwan than in the PRC just happens to be married to a Taiwanese.
And I have to wonder how qualified he is to be making that sort of assertion if he doesn’t even appear to know where the best ‘mainland’ places are in Taipei.[/quote]
Well I liked the article. And you know what I find interesting? That you are perhaps the ONLY person I know – Chinese or furriner, married to a Taiwanese person or single – or who I’ve even HEARD of, who thinks food in China is better than in Taiwan. [/quote]
Well, as Feiren and Alidarbac pointed out, regional Chinese food in the PRC is way better than what you find in Taiwan. And ‘ethnic’ foods like Uighur, Korean, Yunnan, etc. Also, the international food is superior and more varied in BJ and Shanghai at least.
I do think Taiwan comes out on top in snacking and certain kinds of street foods. And of course, it’s better for its own indigenous cuisine; by that I mean Taiwanese, aboriginal and their fusions. But to be honest, I don’t particularly care for Taiwanese food. It’s alright, but I’m just not crazy about it.
Having departed Taiwan all of 3.5 months now, I find myself really missing just two places: the Tokyo Grill in the Tonghua night market, and 1010 Pop Hunan.