Taiwan
Taiwan is a country of food specialties. Every city and region features a unique delicacy that must be tried, and most restaurants are known for their own specialty dish. Night markets are exceptional grazing grounds for street food like squid on a stick, sweet sausage, and the infamous stinky tofu. A large Buddhist population means that vegetarian restaurants abound, often marked with a swastika. The Taiwanese make fake meat that will tempt even the most devout carnivore. The country’s ethnic diversity means that in addition to some of the most exceptional Chinese cuisine on earth, one can find authentic and inexpensive Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, and Filipino restaurants. Bubble tea, the country’s most popular beverage export, is available at tea shops on nearly every street corner and should be drunk as frequently as possible.