TRADITIONAL Taiwan Street Food Tour of Tainan: EEL Noodles & Milk Fish

  • Published on Nov 22, 2017
  • Tainan is known as the food capital of Taiwan, and it is full of snacks and traditional food. Today, I'm exploring the whole food scene, and we'll see what's new to come for my taste buds. Strictly Dumpling T-Shirts HERE:

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Comments • 907

  • gawis 2016
    gawis 2016 11 days ago

    River eel is my favorite of all fishes growing up... .. :) just wish I can have a taste of that one day.. Taiwan..wait for meeee!!!

  • 拉德罗
    拉德罗 Month ago


  • Sarah Gilmore
    Sarah Gilmore Month ago +1

    Now you have to go back one of these days just for that beef soup.

  • FlyingPigNJ
    FlyingPigNJ Month ago

    Got google map link to the ice ball place?

  • fredrik Liljeblad
    fredrik Liljeblad Month ago

    I adore ell! I've had it in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Guangdong, and Japan--Just Superb!

  • YuHsin Chen
    YuHsin Chen Month ago

    Damm. I definitely gonna try the eel noodle next time i visit Tainan.

  • Perennial Rhinitis
    Perennial Rhinitis Month ago

    MIke you shoud go back to the Philippines and try the different milk fish dishes that we have developed here. Milk fish is considered the "national fish" of the Philippines!

  • Jake Goldstein Fitness
    Jake Goldstein Fitness 2 months ago +1

    that chickens is undercooked

  • Princess Hephzibah
    Princess Hephzibah 2 months ago

    Mike Chen is the only one who eats food, and u feel as if he is having an orgasm having food porn...if there is sthg like that

  • 阿慧
    阿慧 2 months ago

    As a Tainanese, I only have Danzai noodles and casket bread once or twice in my lifetime lamo. But still, there are lots of delicious street food in Tainan.

  • Jack Yao
    Jack Yao 2 months ago

    台灣 #1

  • Don Frye
    Don Frye 2 months ago

    God dang it. You don’t like broccoli, raw fish, eel, and medium rare beef[.
    You’re missing out dawg

  • Helmi MuZa
    Helmi MuZa 2 months ago +1

    That eel looks good, it's really unfortunate that you couldn't eat at that place, I'm really curious about that place,

  • Cortanis001
    Cortanis001 2 months ago

    God I want to try these places.... I just want to eat my way around the world.

  • Miss Marie Boo
    Miss Marie Boo 3 months ago

    “Bread coffin with things inside”

  • kiwigummies
    kiwigummies 3 months ago

    Those noodles are so good, I like it better with the thin rice noodles though. I shove it in your mouth with soup and garlic, it's soo good. I can eat that stuff like it's water. The thick noodles don't mix with the soup and garlic as well too me, also I like the texture.

  • H Chui
    H Chui 3 months ago

    Anyone know the name of the shaved ice/fruit place he goes to?

  • cscalecscale
    cscalecscale 3 months ago

    I literally just drooled onto my trouser leg 😑

  • whitelily3177
    whitelily3177 3 months ago

    I love eel.

  • David Hong
    David Hong 3 months ago

    If Jackie chen made food travel channel

  • donjz777
    donjz777 3 months ago

    I think, u do ur job well. I assume u like your job, also.

  • Donnie johnson
    Donnie johnson 3 months ago

    Sniff it lick it piss on it

  • J. Jinai Deas
    J. Jinai Deas 3 months ago

    Notice there's never turkey meat dishes

  • Bhaskar Raju
    Bhaskar Raju 3 months ago

    What's your favourite cusisne

  • jackknight1021
    jackknight1021 3 months ago

    Got to say mike the adds really just hits me like a tornado

  • ninja
    ninja 4 months ago

    will somebody please get mikey on tv

  • just Bfree
    just Bfree 4 months ago

    Beef soup mafia 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 no soup today

  • Mike Zhang
    Mike Zhang 4 months ago

    If all the beef restaurants close on tuesdays and all the lamb restaurants close on mondays; then how was mike able to have that lamb soup on monday night (the night he had ice cream)? 🤔

  • Kao H
    Kao H 4 months ago

    If you're Asian and you can't cook fish, you're a twinkie ---- My mother

  • lanna yang
    lanna yang 4 months ago

    The beef soup only use fresh beef,
    and the slaughter are close at tuesday,
    that's why no one open.
    feel sorry for you.

  • Vincent C
    Vincent C 4 months ago

    This broth is amazing!!!!! I need to get a bun and dip into this...

  • uncleouch1
    uncleouch1 5 months ago

    Enlightened by the eel. Love em myself. About the Lamb. My family is from a lamb based culture. We just salted them up threw them on the spit. What people call gamey is the character of that meat. You can either eat bland all your life or immerse your self in the flavors. Mikey knows what I mean.

  • M.C. Ella
    M.C. Ella 5 months ago

    Please do foods around the Mexico Culture!!!! ✨

  • Bintang sanjaya
    Bintang sanjaya 5 months ago

    Song name in 12:47 ??

  • Kevin Li
    Kevin Li 5 months ago

    Dan Zai mien is usually not that rich in flavor. The braised minced pork is its main flavor source. It's more like eating a sense of nostalgia more than its taste. It's usually smaller in portion and a bit higher in price.

  • Hazel B
    Hazel B 5 months ago

    Strictly dumpling video marathon!

  • Mina Lee
    Mina Lee 5 months ago

    I really love your videos...but was this the 1st time u had a milkfish belly? I'm very curious...🤗

  • Sally Wang
    Sally Wang 5 months ago

    Hey Mike which day of the week do you try to visit the beef soup restaurants? People in Taiwan normally don't kill cattle on Tuesdays so that's why most shops are closed.

  • Ash S
    Ash S 5 months ago

    "It is pretty dark and im pretty tan" dying 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • sartorian darkstorm
    sartorian darkstorm 6 months ago

    i swear food i wouldnt eat could become yummy if i just follow around with mikey

  • Dark-Angel Star Spiritual Dragon

    i love all your food videos

  • 依 依
    依 依 6 months ago


  • Moo Moo Puppy
    Moo Moo Puppy 6 months ago

    I wonder if they have the mango grape melon dessert? What is it called and has anyone seen this in the US?

  • Dai Young
    Dai Young 6 months ago

    A local Taiwanese, and a little late to the party here, but Mike - I recommend you to try turkey on rice in Chiayi. They were originated from there and every single stand/restaurant that serves it in Chiayi is just mind-blowing. I dont wanna say that the turkey rice in Tainan is bad, there are plenty of good ones out there too, but trust me, the ones in Chiayi are way more delicious and they have absolutely different taste than the one you ate.
    Nice video as always! Thx for the vid and hope you come visit Taiwan again in the near future. There're so many different types of food you can enjoy here!

  • David Patrick
    David Patrick 6 months ago

    Grape ice cream?!?

    • Dai Young
      Dai Young 6 months ago

      I would say that they are more like grape sorbets. They dont have that sort of a buttery-vibe in them but instead they have some sort of a refreshing flavour. Try to imagine you put semi-condensed grape juice into borderline-frozen-state. Doesnt melt watery like ice but also not buttery like ice cream, kind of an in-between yet pack a strong-fruity-punch. That's how they taste like!

  • Judy c
    Judy c 6 months ago

    I know this is an older video but wanted to say thank you for the heads up regarding the six thousand beef soup because I was about to wake up at 5AM also to check this place out. Guess I can sleep in now!

  • kookaluv
    kookaluv 6 months ago

    cant agree with you on the milkfish mike ..but i suppose everybody got different tastes wife filipino and they love milkfish BANGUS weedy tasting and fatty for me

  • Franklin MacGillacuddy
    Franklin MacGillacuddy 6 months ago

    Wow another great video Mike! Great work.

  • Franklin MacGillacuddy
    Franklin MacGillacuddy 6 months ago

    Anybody who thinks lamb is either tough or gamy did not have it cooked properly.

  • Gordon H. Welles
    Gordon H. Welles 6 months ago

    Was the turkey dry? I ask because either you cure turkey or undercook turkey, it always seem to come out drier than chalk.

  • Iceburg659
    Iceburg659 6 months ago

    That milk fish has my mouth watering like crazy. I’m borderline drooling.

  • shiela may llamado
    shiela may llamado 7 months ago

    You know what you like jackie chan,,can i know your nationality?

  • Elery Robert Libo-on
    Elery Robert Libo-on 7 months ago

    Did you by any chance get to eat the Milk Fish skin? It is one of the best tasting parts of the fish...but then again they might have not descaled the fish because it's grilled. But you should definitely try the milk fish descaled and fried with the skin..seasoned with just salt and pepper...and make sure the skin is's like eating thin pieces of crackling heaven.

  • John Lynch
    John Lynch 7 months ago

    love your vids , make me want to travel , but got two questions . where do you put it all ? and how you stay in shape . the way you eat puts sumo wrestlers to shame .

  • Keiko Camille Cruz
    Keiko Camille Cruz 7 months ago

    I think I just died when you put the chicken, fish, and rice in one bite. I never thought I can get this envious!!!

  • Yee Bao Ng
    Yee Bao Ng 7 months ago

    A non-mandarin speaker can't really go there huh

  • Milca Maquillao
    Milca Maquillao 7 months ago

    Hi Mike thank you it's called the tofu soup in the Philippines we calld that taho

  • Hype Kami
    Hype Kami 7 months ago

    Im hungry

  • Meanxp moe
    Meanxp moe 7 months ago

    so he is in love with bob when he wears a tux??? Gaayyyy!!!!!

  • prsunday
    prsunday 7 months ago

    I love it when you end it by saying until we eat again. It's the best

  • Claire Buick
    Claire Buick 7 months ago

    Drunken chicken looked very pink

  • Moo Moo Puppy
    Moo Moo Puppy 7 months ago

    Is that the tofu dessert w/ ginger syrup?

    • Moo Moo Puppy
      Moo Moo Puppy 6 months ago

      I always see this dessert art 99 ranch in this big yougurt container tubs, but the container looks sketchy.

    • Dai Young
      Dai Young 6 months ago

      _-ginger syrup-_ brown sugar syrup. Yup, the whole thing is more like a dessert, and it's cold and refreshing.
      I dont wanna use the word Tofu here, because even tofu will be too hard when comparing to that dessert. The texture of it is more like a tofu-pudding, and it's really that soft, you can barely feel it when you put it into your mouth, yet it's quite healthy cause they are made from soy beans. One of my fav gourmet in Taiwan!

  • Amber CC
    Amber CC 7 months ago

    Glad to know the love of milk fish belly is universal! That's my reaction whenever I have pan fried milk fish belly! Simply out of the world!
    Eel is like a platonic friend...haha...Smoky and sexy Eel noodles -- I prefer the dry noodle type - you don't feel so neutral about it, do you?

  • pearl burns
    pearl burns 8 months ago

    you really had opened my eyes in regards to traveling MAJOR ASIA in order to appreciate the Beauty of Mother Earth especially in West Pac--thank you so much and it's now listed in my bucket list plus I will also include West Indies. You're GREAT! I APPRECIATE ANY FOODS THERE IS!

  • May Xiong
    May Xiong 8 months ago

    Thanks for sharing! Brings me back to the time I spent in Tainan ❤️

  • Your Disappointed Father

    90% of this channel is noodles

  • Neale Gray
    Neale Gray 8 months ago

    You should try lamb soup in Iceland. It's a sort of Irish stew but as a soup, and delicious!

  • SkunkApe95
    SkunkApe95 8 months ago

    Eel’s freakin delicious Mikey! Get an unadon when you go to Japan next!

  • SkunkApe95
    SkunkApe95 8 months ago

    I don’t really get the cold noodle thing...I like most food hot except sushi.

  • RogueController
    RogueController 8 months ago

    I think with training I could eat as much as you

  • RogueController
    RogueController 8 months ago

    I think with training I could eat as much as you

  • Kevin Lee
    Kevin Lee 8 months ago

    what's the address of the lamb soup place?? i've been trying to look for it!

  • Arnel Rimz
    Arnel Rimz 8 months ago

    Im dying for that dessert... 💕😋😋😋😋😋😋😋

  • wittygardener
    wittygardener 8 months ago

    I was in Taipei and Tainan in January, and it was great, but Tainan was a bit difficult to enjoy because very few speak English there, and my Chinese skills are extremely limited!

  • terence
    terence 9 months ago

    butter does not clog the arteries

  • Haris Ansari
    Haris Ansari 9 months ago

    Mike its funny that you say, they all had a meeting and decided to close on the same day. im from Toronto Area, more specifically Hamilton and when im craving some Caribbean/Jamacian Food, their all closed on mondays and some sunday and monday, it sucks. :(

  • danpt2000
    danpt2000 9 months ago

    Hey Jackie! Do a back flip for us!

  • Kuroneko Nya
    Kuroneko Nya 9 months ago

    Dan zai noodles actually come in dry form, which in my opinion tastes a lot better. The soup tends to wash away the taste. But being from Tainan, I confess that this is not my favorite. My preference is 意麵 and milk fish. Also the brown 碗粿。In my family we serve two milk fish for lunch everyday, and I’ve never grown sick of it, ever.

  • Pamela Chow
    Pamela Chow 9 months ago

    Dude, how do you think we will do in Tainan if we can't read Chinese?

  • Aimee Howell
    Aimee Howell 9 months ago

    I feel like a lot of food reviews are kinda fake tbh idk why. But it doesnt feel "real" but Mike is the one food youtuber i enoy that i feel just gives straight up and i like it because i know what i would enjoy and what i would because his reviews are real and honest and the way he explains it just you feel like you are there. I love it. I love him

  • Ashton Paugh
    Ashton Paugh 9 months ago

    Omg. A food vlogger who actually tells what they think about the dish!
    It's so nice to see someone say 'oh it's ok' instead of 'omg this is just the most delicious thing I've ever eaten'.

  • Koko Kream
    Koko Kream 10 months ago

    You can buy milkfish in the Philippines for $3. 3-4 whole fish for $3.

  • wmhsu1999
    wmhsu1999 10 months ago

    Mikey, I'm so glad you came to visit my hometown. You must have done some decent research, or some local citizens must have been your guides to show you all these places where I actually dine regularly. These places are no random food stands or restaurants. Too bad you missed the beaf-soup breakfast. You'll definitely have to sample it next time when you come to visit here again. BTW, please do put Tainan on your wish list of moving to and getting settled in Taiwan.

  • Christian Valeroso
    Christian Valeroso 10 months ago

    milkfish is phillippines(my country) national fish.its a really delicious but super bony fish so when u got a boneless type of that usually the price tends to get much expensive considering the job to remove all of the bones.

  • Jocelyn Ko
    Jocelyn Ko 10 months ago

    Little tips when you go to Tainan ! Go for street food and not a restaurant

  • yasin azahar
    yasin azahar 10 months ago


  • Sand 22
    Sand 22 11 months ago

    lol cows are like its tuesday bro we can relax . LUL wtf

  • Fatima Khalid
    Fatima Khalid 11 months ago

    Do you have a friend holding the camera or do you go solo?

  • Gavin Zhang
    Gavin Zhang 11 months ago

    We are here at the exact same location as we speak! 😀

  • Janus Rome
    Janus Rome Year ago

    Really enjoy your videos! However, you missed the skin of that milk fish imo, it's crispy, salty and tasty in that dish, usually, anyway. Normally I don't eat fish belly or fish skin, but I love both when it comes to milk fish.

  • 傳偉曾
    傳偉曾 Year ago

    Actually food in Tainan is famous of it's sweet taste compares to other cities in Taiwan, they basically add sugar in every dishes, and it surprisingly taste good.

  • Tracy Diller
    Tracy Diller Year ago

    Once again another mouth watering video, thanks Mike keep those videos coming.

  • RandolphDgr8
    RandolphDgr8 Year ago

    wait... who actually doesnt like lamb?

  • Charles Lee
    Charles Lee Year ago

    lamb and Turkey are healthy meats

  • Gold and Diamond Trade

    You realize you were doing the steps wrong after the first donson noodles ?

  • Trecia Gadson
    Trecia Gadson Year ago

    Did u say "kinda tan"? 😕😕😕

  • Kurt Daniel Belando

    Hhhmmmm daing na bangus

  • Claire Sanford
    Claire Sanford Year ago

    And then you fall in love with bob😂

  • Wedge 0020
    Wedge 0020 Year ago

    "Oh no, its leaking, that's never when it comes to caskets." 😓

  • BOOM-Nick-Shaka
    BOOM-Nick-Shaka Year ago

    I need to stop watching his videos! Keep making me hungry and mouth watering!! Trying to keep my diet and all but its making my stomach growls and it hurts. Literally drooled on the table watching this.