【Tainan】5 Must-Visit Streets & Must-Eat Foods

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The historical monuments, snacks and humanities of Tainan have shaped the image of the ancient Tainan.

Of course, the existence of a city, in addition to a solid historical foundation, is also an element that keeps it alive.

It may be a certain street, an alleyway, or a local food, or a local people.

Tainan also contains these, so it has been maintained for a long time.

Here, I am going to introduce the five old streets in Tainan, each with its own style, various foods, and guide of taking bus.

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Anping Street 安平老街

Tainan 5 must-visit streets & must-eat foods
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On the side of Anping Castle, Anping Street, also known as Yanping Old Street, is probably the most famous street for foreign tourists!

When the origin of the old street was to be recovered from the Dutch rule more than three hundred years ago, it was the first street in Tainan. The foods here are very rich.

How to get from Tainan Train Station to Anping Street?

Info

  • Address:Yanping St., Anping Dist., Tainan City 708, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

Transportation

On weekdays you can take:

  • Tainan Bus No.2 (30~40 minutes )

You have to get off at Post Office ( Bei’an Road ) station. Go forward to the intersection of 7-11 and turn left to Anping Dist.

On weekends you can take:

  • Tainan Bus No.88 ( at least 1 hour )
  • Tainan Bus No.99 ( 10~15 minutes )

You have to get off at Anping Fort ( Bei’an Road ) station if you take No.88 or No.99. Go back to 7-11 and turn right to Anping Dist. Follow Anping Dist through Anping Fort, then you will see Anping street.

Tainan Bus Routes Menu: Please click here

Nearby attractions

Must-eat foods recommend

Dumb Noodle Shop 啞巴麵店

Dumb Noodle Shop 啞巴麵店 photo by 王振忠
photo by 王振忠

This noodle shop is hidden in the lane next to Anping Street.

As the name suggests, it is run by deaf and dumb couples.

Although the store is not conspicuous, the meals are very real. Braised foods, varied with a lot of green onion, it’s super delicious!

  • Price:noodles, noodle soup NT40~70, and each of braised foods is NT10~30
  • Address:No.12, Ln. 14, Zhongxing St., Anping Dist., Tainan City 70842, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

A-Cai Beef Soup 阿財牛肉湯

A-Cai Beef Soup 阿財牛肉湯 photo by 阿財牛肉湯 Facebook
photo by 阿財牛肉湯 Facebook

Beef soup is a local cuisine that must be tasted in Tainan.

The A-Cai Beef Soup is located next to Anping Street.

The beef is delivered fresh daily, and the A-Cai Beef Soup have been open for a long time. Anytime to visit, the soft and tender red beef still makes you drool!

  • Price:beef soup NT100
  • Address:No.5, Gubao St., Anping Dist., Tainan City 70842, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

Xinhua Street 新化老街

Xinhua Street 新化老街 photo by a2335825
photo by a2335825

The quite prosperous Xinhua Street is the place where political and business celebrities love to communicate in the past.

The North and South goods from all over the world will also be concentrated here for trading.

The biggest feature of the street is the row of “third-line buildings” on the street.

Although it looks a bit old now, the house made of Dutch-style buildings is still a big bright spot!

And every New Year, Xinhua Street has turned into a crowded new year street. If you want to feel the atmosphere of ancient Tainan, come to Xinhua Street!

How to get from Tainan Train Station to Xinhua Street ?

Info

  • Address:Zhongzheng Rd., Xinhua Dist., Tainan City 712, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

Transportation

  • Tainan Bus Green Line ( 1~1.5 hours )

You have to get off at Xinhua station and walk 2 minutes to Zhongzheng Road ( Xinhua Street )

Tainan Bus Routes Menu: Please click here 

Nearby attractions

Must-eat foods recommend

GONG-YI Fruit Ice Cream 共益冰菓室

GONG-YI Fruit Ice Cream 共益冰菓室 photo by 自由時報
photo by 自由時報

Xinhua Street is full of old shops that have been in operation for a long time. The GONG-YI Fruit Ice Cream that has been in operation for 80 years, passed to the third generation now.

In addition to ice products, here also sell juice, fruit, and recommend the fruit ice cream here. Papaya milk is also the store’s signature goods!

  • Price:Fruit ice cream NT40
  • Address:No.385, Zhongzheng Rd., Xinhua Dist., Tainan City 71241, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

YE-MAI-KE Fried Chicken 葉麥克炸雞

 YE-MAI-KE Fried Chicken 葉麥克炸雞 photo by bopomo.tw
photo by bopomo.tw

What is the reason that there is always long queues every 30 minutes?

Because the fried chicken is said to be made of medicated diet.

The fried chicken has a hint of Chinese medicine, it’s very special! Chicken legs, chicken wings and sweet potato strips are also very yummy!

  • Price:Chinese medicine fried chicken NT30~50
  • Address:No.116-1, Zhongxiao Rd., Xinhua Dist., Tainan City 71251, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

Ciaonan Street 橋南老街

Yanshui Dist. is an area that foreign tourists will visit less in Tainan.

The old street of Ciaonan, known as the “Yanshui first street”, has a quaint atmosphere that is still rare, and many early houses are still preserved.

In addition, it is also the starting point for the annual Beehive Fireworks Festival.

The Yuejin Port Lantern Festival which is held every year, will also be decorated with the many colors!

How to get from Tainan Train Station to Ciaonan Street?

Info

  • Address:Qiaonan St., Yanshui Dist., Tainan City 737, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

Transportation

step 1

Take train to Xinying ( 50 minutes )

After taking Tainan train to Xinying Station, take the Bus Brown Line in front of the station.

step 2

Take bus to Ciaonan ( 50 minutes )

  • Bus Brown Line
  • Bus Brown Line No.1
  • Bus Brown Line No.2
  • Bus Brown Line No.3

You have to get off at Yuejin Elementary School station and walk 3 minutes to Ciaonan Street

Tainan Bus Routes Menu: Please click here

Nearby attractions

Must-eat foods recommend

A-SAN Noodles 阿三意麵

The Yanshui noodles is a local food that must be eaten in Tainan!

The price of A-San in the street of Ciaonan is affordable.

It is recommended to order a bowl of noodles with a little bit of oily minced meat sauce.

  • Price:NT 20~50
  • Address:No.56, Kangle Rd., Yanshui Dist., Tainan City 73742, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

Yanshui Bean Sprout Thick Soup 鹽水豆簽羹

I hear the Bean Sprout Thick Soup at the first time. What is it?

It is similar to noodles made with rice beans. It is usually cooked with chopped loofah and can be added with different materials, such as squid or clam, which is a very traditional Chinese dishes!

Yanshui Bean Sprout Thick Soup has kept the taste of the traditional flavor and is worth to taste.

  • Price:NT 40~60
  • Address:No.19, Chaoqin Rd., Yanshui Dist., Tainan City 73746, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

Shennong Street 神農街

The old street of more than 100 meters long preserves the appearance of the Qing Dynasty and the Japanese occupation.

The old streets are full of traditional industries and old houses.

In recent years, there are many innovative ideas and shops, restaurants.

The old look and the fusion of the new elements, not only do not violate the peace, but make the old street more vigorous!

How to get from Tainan Train Station to Shennong Street ?

Info

  • Address:Shennong St., West Central Dist., Tainan City 700, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

Transportation

  • Bus Green Line No.17 ( 10 minutes )

You have to get off at Simen & Mincyuan Rd. station and walk 5 minutes to Shennong Street.

  • Tainan Bus No.88 ( 40 minutes )

You have to get off at Shennong Street ( Shuixian Temple ) station and walk 3 minutes to Shennong Street.

Tainan Bus Routes Menu: Please click here

Nearby attractions

Must-eat foods recommend

FANG’S Savory Rice Cake 方家碗粿

FANG'S Savory Rice Cake 方家碗粿 photo by Shiamilong
photo by Shiamilong

As one of Tainan’s classic traditional snacks, if you want to eat it all round, you can’t miss the Savory Rice Cake!

The bowl is covered with materials, not only lean meat and eggs, but also shrimp and mushrooms.

It’s chewy, delicious and not salty! Also recommended is the meat soup here, compared to the general meat soup, there is no thicken, but refreshing and delicious!

  • Price:savory rice cake NT25
  • Address:No.166, Sec. 3, Minquan Rd., West Central Dist., Tainan City 70059, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

Yo-Yo TomoTmom 友.友 TomoTomo

Yo-Yo TomoTmom 友.友 TomoTomo photo by lookpretty.com
photo by lookpretty.com

Yo-Yo TomoTomo is run by two girls.

They like to travel and like Japan. There are Japanese shaved ice and cream.

All are only NT50!

And I think they decorate this stall car very cute, it looks very comfortable and has a childlike feeling.

  • Price:All are NT50
  • Address:No.218, Kangle St., West Central Dist., Tainan City 70053, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

Jingliao Street 菁寮老街

Jingliao Street was a commercial street in the past.

The whole street is a traditional old building.

It used to be a famous dowry street. Nowadays, Jingliao Street still maintains its simplicity.

If you have time to come here, you can visit many traditional old shops, such as watch shops, quilts and even barbershops.

Although it is not a popular attraction, you can see these history with your own eyes.

How to get from Tainan Train Station to Jingliao Street ?

Info

  • Address:No.68, Jingliao, Houbi Dist., Tainan City 73146, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

Transportation

step 1

Take train to Xinying ( 50 minutes )

After taking Tainan train to Xinying Station, take the Yellow Line No.6 in front of the station.

step 2

Take bus to Jingliao ( 20 minutes )

You have to get off at Jingliao Elementary School station and walk 5 minutes to Jingliao Street

Nearby attractions

Must-eat foods recommend

FU-GUEI Dining Hall 富貴食堂

FU-GUEI Dining Hall 富貴食堂 photo by 自由時報
photo by 自由時報

This Dining Hall is like yard, and every corner is full of ancient design.

Just like we back home. If you want to experience the nostalgic food of the past, don’t miss it when you come to Tainan!

  • Price:nostalgic rice NT70
  • Address:No.7-2, Jingliao, Houbi Dist., Tainan City 73146, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

HO-SHIN Ice Shop 和興冰果部

HO-SHIN Ice Shop 和興冰果 photo by 自由時報
photo by 自由時報

HO-SHIN Ice Shop is a 76-year-old ice shop that retains the traditional taste on the old street of Jingliao Street.

The special table and chairs have a strong ancient feeling.

And the banana ice with red beans, papaya, carambola and sweets are the most traditional flavors.

  • Price:4 fruit ice NT30
  • Address:No.46, Jingliao, Houbi Dist., Tainan City 73146, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Google map:Please click here 

3 Reasons Why I Would Recommend

  1. I have lived in Tainan since I was a child, so I know everything about Tainan.
  2. These five old streets in Tainan are really worth to visit! Not only you can understand the style of Tainan in the past, but you can also taste so many delicious foods.
  3. Compared with the emerging modern attractions, the old street brings a nostalgic flavor!

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48 Replies to “【Tainan】5 Must-Visit Streets & Must-Eat Foods”

  1. Yo-Yo TomoTomo is so cool.I traveled Tainan many times.But I noticed the store.If I go to Tainan next time.I want to visit.

  2. 我覺得可以幫外國朋友規劃住宿,就是一個完整的旅遊計畫,給你參考看看 ^^

  3. 我以為會出現三峽老街 XD
    蠻推薦三峽老街的,有吃有玩,過年時又有殺豬公的文化活動,很適合推薦給外國朋友!

  4. 之前去台南都是去吃炸雞洋行~沒有試過葉麥克炸雞!下次可以嚐鮮了!
    haven’t known YE-MAI-KE Fried Chicken until I saw your article !
    I can try some new for the next time to Tainan! Thanks for sharing !!

  5. 台南就是增胖之旅,好吃又好玩,外國的朋友最近問我台南哪裡好玩,我終於可以直接先丟文章給他自己先看了,他們首選就是台南呢!

  6. 版主真的很厲害!!幫助外國遊客去台南可以吃到超多好吃的東西!
    台南的美食真的是多到不行!而且幾乎路上隨便吃都好吃!真的很棒~~

  7. 台南真的是美食天堂,今年暑假一定要再去一次!
    趕快分享給外國朋友們相約一起去台南吃喝~感謝版主

  8. 天哪~
    在國外看到這種文章真的是很想立馬飛回台灣
    那些食物看起來都好厲害
    最喜歡那種古早味美食了,便宜又好吃
    用英文介紹真的很厲害誒,可以直接給外國朋友自己看了 哈哈

    1. 哈哈非常感謝你的推薦(英文不好還在努力盡可能地和外國朋友分享XD),我也大愛台灣的古早味美食,CP值真的超高俗又大碗!

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