東京で食う飲む!Restaurant or Bar around Tokyo and Far East. There is a great diversity of food and culture in Japan. You will enjoy the huge range style of food from very local Japanese food to a lot of foreign foods. I hope you will find and feel the diversity of foods in Japan.

16 June 2015

Taiwan railway Bento(駅弁紀行 台鐡便當), Taiwan


 
There are a lot of Taiwan signature dishes or food from the braised shark fin to some sweets at a stand on a street. The Taiwan railway Bento is one of my recommendation foods on your traveling around Taiwan.

The Chu-kuang express at Tainan station
The platform at Tainan station
The Bento is a Japanese word. The people in Taiwan are keeping using this word for the lunch box. The Bento in Taiwan is very different from that of Japanese. Bento is just a word for food in the box on the purpose for ___ in Taiwan. They kept the purpose of Bento. Chinese generally prefer the warm food for their dinning anywhere.

The lunch box of Bento
 
The Taiwan railway Bento is warm paper boxed lunch box. A large piece of pork sparerib sweet soy source and anise flavour was topped on the steamed rice fully packed in the box. Some pickled vegetables are sided on the rice.


You can buy this nostalgic Bento (only for Taiwanese and some Japanese) on the Shinkansen in Taiwan and some express trains as Taroko/Puyuma, Tze-Chiang Limited Express, Chu-Kuang express, Jugaung express or at the railway stations.
The official site of the Taiwan railway company

Taiwan Shinkansen Train
I love the marriage of the high-technology and very local taste on board.

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