Eat Often, Eat Well: 15 Must-Try Xiaochi When in Taiwan According to the Locals

Snacking in the land of xiao long bao.

A treat that can be a challenge for some to eat, zhu xie gao is a type of steamed rice cake made with pig’s blood (as its native name suggests) or chicken blood. It is dipped in sweet chili sauce then coated with crushed peanuts and sprinkled with cilantro.

Where to get it: Zhu xie gao is one of the most popular street snacks in Gongguan Night Market but is also available in other markets and restaurants in Taiwan.

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Andy Flores is a pathological penny pincher with impulse shopping and binge-eating tendencies. She’s constantly saving up for new adventures, so she dabbles in writing jobs here and there. Her not-so-secret dream is to be an extra in a big Bollywood movie.