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Taipei: Din Tai Fung Restaurant Voucher

1. Taipei: Din Tai Fung Restaurant Voucher

Din Tai Fung is the world-famous Taiwanese Cuisine Restaurant. It is famed for its gourmet steamed dumpling which has been awarded a one star by Michelin Guide for years. It was also included as part of Michelin’s “simple shop serving local food” in 2016. This coupon allows you to enjoy high-end traditional Taiwanese food for an affordable price. Whether the classic steamed dumpling in a variety of flavors or the richly flavored fried rice with seasonal vegetable and sweet and sour soup, you will be able to enjoy any Taiwanese food you want in Din Tai Fung Restaurant. A Course Set Menu- • 4 Xiao Long Bao • 1 Shrimp and pork dumpling • 1 Vegetable and pork dumpling • 1 Fish dumpling • 1 Egg fried rice (Shared with others) • 1 Seasonal vegetable (shared with others) • 1 Hot and sour soup (Shared with others) • 1 Steamed red bean dumpling B Course Set Menu • 4 Xiaolongbao • 1 Chicken Xiao Long Bao • 1 Veg.& Mush. Steamed Dumpling • 1 Fish Steamed Dumpling • 1 Shrimp and Pork Shumai • 1 Stir-fried Veg. Dish(Shared Dish) • 1 Shrimp&Pork Fried Rice (with egg)(Shared) • 1 Hot and Sour Soup(Shared) • 1 Taro Xiaolongbao

Taipei Night Tour & Din Tai Fung Steamed Dumplings

2. Taipei Night Tour & Din Tai Fung Steamed Dumplings

Explore Taipei at night and take in some of its most exciting sights on this 4-hour night tour. After meeting your tour guide at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, head to the busiest commercial district of Taipei. See the iconic “Taipei 101”, once the tallest building in the world, shining at night. This skyscraper was once the tallest building in the world that reaches a height of 508 meters, towering over the skyline of Taipei. The building has 101 stories, with an observatory deck on the 89th floor, where the visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Taipei City. Not only that, it has one of the top 3 fastest elevators in the world; from the 5th to the 89th floor, it only takes 37 seconds. Next, enjoy dinner at the Michelin Bib Gourmand Selection Restaurant, Din Tai Fung, where you'll enjoy the world-renowned Xiaolongbao (Steamed Pork Dumplings). In addition to Xiaolongbao, a number of its signature dishes will be served, such as hot and sour soup, shredded pork fried rice, seasonal vegetable, etc. (menu items are subject to change according to seasonality and availability) Then, experience the bustling Raohe Street Tourist Night Market. If you still have room for dessert or snack after dinner, the dazzling array of food stalls in the night market won’t let you down! Black pepper bun, oyster vermicelli, spare ribs stewed in herbal soup, iced sweet glutinous rice dumplings and many more, will make you eat nonstop. Next, walk across the Rainbow Bridge, one of Taipei's colorful bridges, and take in the city lights on the other side of the river. Before your tour comes to an end back at the MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station. You will encounter Taiwan’s religious practices and culture at the Songshan Ciyou Temple. The temple was built in 1753, dedicated to “Black Faced Mazu”, Goddess of the Sea. The three tiered roof is richly decorated with Chinese traditional ornaments, such as the flying dragons and the figures of deities, featuring the Chinese myths; the ornaments are crafted with Koji Pottery.

Taipei: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

3. Taipei: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Taipei‘s culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of Tianjin, Taiwanese scallion pancake & braised pork, or stuffed rice roll as a veggie alternative in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food. Visit Mazu (Heaven Empress) Temple, Chiang Kei Shek, and the remains of Taipei Prison Wall plus other remarkable spots in between food stops, and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival Day Tour from Taipei

4. Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival Day Tour from Taipei

Meet your tour guide at Taipei Main Station, East Exit 2, then hit the road and enjoy a joyful ride before the event starts. This year, Taiwan Lantern Festival will encompass areas along five MRT stations including Zhongxiao Fuxing, Zhongxiao Dunhua, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei City Hall and Taipei 101, illuminating the whole Eastern District of Taipei for 15 days. In addition to the venues of Taiwan Lantern Festival such as Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei City Hall and Taipei 101, during the ride, you will also pass by Taipei's iconic attractions such as Taipei City Wall-North Gate (Cheng'en Gate), Ximending, Presidential Office Building, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, etc. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the view from the window, while your tour guide tells the stories behind the attractions and share some interest facts about them. Through the interesting and informative commentary by your tour guide, you will have a good understanding of Taiwan's history and Taiwanese people. Your tour continues with a visit to Shifen in Pingxi District, New Taipei City, where the tradition of releasing sky lantern in Taiwan originated. Nowadays, the lantern is used as a symbol of peace and good fortune. Shifen Old Street is built along the train track, and lined with souvenir shops, eateries and sky lantern shops. The coexistence of the old street and railway track creates a unique scene of "train passing by doorways”. When you shop for souvenirs or food, don’t forget to keep an ear out for the train whistle! You may have a chance to see the train rolling through the street. Finally, it is time for the much anticipated Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival. Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival was hailed by Discovery Channel as “the second-biggest New Year's Eve celebration in the world”, and also recommended by CNN Travel as one of the “52 things to do”. A stunning visual feast of hundreds of sky lanterns flying into the night sky is definitely worth traveling a long way to Taiwan and experiences it yourself. Keep calm and hold your excitement for a few minutes, you will need to follow the event staffs’ instructions before you release the sky lantern. 4-6 people will share one lantern, each person can write down a message on one side of the lantern, then light it up carefully and let it fly. And then, it's time to enjoy the tranquil moment, watch them float and fade out in the night sky. After the amazing experience of flying the sky lantern,  you need to follow the event staffs’ instructions to take the bus back to Taipei. You may choose to disembark at Raohe St. Night Market to explore Taipei's lively nightlife, or return to Taipei Main Station, marking the end of this unforgettable journey.

Taipei Private Night Tour

5. Taipei Private Night Tour

Experience the dynamic nightlife of Taipei and marvel at the neon lights of popular entertainments districts, along with historic monuments floodlit for the night. Benefit from pickup at your hotel in the evening, and then head to the ornate Paoan Temple to savor the peace and quiet as you admire the architecture with your guide. Go to a nearby market selling a selection of tasty street foods off the tourist path. Sample authentic dishes before heading to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Get wonderful views of the National Theater and National Concert Hall on Liberty Square. Continue towards the Elephant Mountain Trail, and pass the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper. Take an optional ride up to the observatory to get panoramic views from the top.  

Taipei: 3 Idiots Toast and Curry Meal Voucher

6. Taipei: 3 Idiots Toast and Curry Meal Voucher

Namaste. Get ready to experience a wild, exotic gourmet journey in Taiwan. This new toast and curry experience is a fantastic and improved Indian vegetarian gourmet dinner featuring powerful combinations of original North Indian cuisine and American dried cheese. This unique duo creates a perfect chemical bonding for a magical taste on your tongue. With this voucher, you will be allowed to enjoy exquisite and exotic Indian cuisine in Taipei. Just like the island itself, this experience is unique and full of fun. You will leave this experience with the dearest memories, fantastic flavors on your tongue. A Course (menu for 1 person) 2 Samosa 1 Aloo Dosa 1 Indian masala tea B Course (menu for 2 people) 1 Pani Puri 1 Masala Mushroom Sandwich 1 Indian Thali 2 Indian Masala Tea

Frequently asked questions about Taipei City

What are the best day trips and excursions from Taipei City?

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Taroko Gorge National Park

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What people are saying about Taipei City

The food we tasted was amazing. The guide was unbelievably gracious and knowledgable. He not only had us taste some wonderful food, but he patiently answered all our questions, and explained many different aspects of their culture. My wife and I enjoyed the tour so much, that we would take it again the next time we are there.

Faced with a 150 minute wait, we only waited 15 minutes arriving with our printed reservation and at lunch time. The courses are varied and you leave full. Kind and efficient waiters. Open kitchen with chefs preparing dim sum. Very nice

Great value for money. We enjoy the experience. Just remember you have to print out the voucher from the Restaurant, not app voucher

I've had the opportunity to know more about Taiwanese lifestyle. The food we eat was very well organized.

The tour was short but worth it. The dinner at asi. Tai Fung amazing!