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 • 895

  • J Lui
    J Lui 11 hours ago

    dang mike, i thought i could put away food, but you're on a whole different level!

  • Brenda J
    Brenda J 5 days ago

    I hit the like button as soon as i see something that I feel really want that. Sometimes sooner, sometimes further along.

  • Mike Georgius
    Mike Georgius Month ago

    That background music is same as Wings Over the Rockies...

  • Pei K
    Pei K Month ago

    dang...that sucks when you miss out on something. Another reason to go back to Tainan!

  • cheerios4canaries
    cheerios4canaries Month ago

    I hate myself for watching this video at 3am lmao. Mike I envy you so much, being able to travel around the world sampling the most delicious culinary treats each country has to offer...that’s like my dream

  • Ireshani
    Ireshani 2 months ago

    Mickey eats one piece of fruit/veg : I think that counts as my daily fruit intake, I'm eating healthy

  • gawis 2016
    gawis 2016 3 months 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 4 months ago


  • Sarah Gilmore
    Sarah Gilmore 4 months ago +1

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

  • FlyingPigNJ
    FlyingPigNJ 4 months ago

    Got google map link to the ice ball place?

  • fredrik Liljeblad
    fredrik Liljeblad 4 months ago

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

  • YuHsin Chen
    YuHsin Chen 4 months ago

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

  • Perennial Rhinitis
    Perennial Rhinitis 4 months 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 5 months ago +1

    that chickens is undercooked

  • Princess Hephzibah
    Princess Hephzibah 5 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

  • Fanny Kuo
    Fanny Kuo 5 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 5 months ago

    台灣 #1

  • Don Frye
    Don Frye 5 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 5 months ago +2

    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 5 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 5 months ago

    “Bread coffin with things inside”

  • kiwigummies
    kiwigummies 5 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 6 months ago

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

  • cscalecscale
    cscalecscale 6 months ago

    I literally just drooled onto my trouser leg 😑

  • whitelily3177
    whitelily3177 6 months ago

    I love eel.

  • David Hong
    David Hong 6 months ago

    If Jackie chen made food travel channel

  • donjz777
    donjz777 6 months ago

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

  • Donnie johnson
    Donnie johnson 6 months ago

    Sniff it lick it piss on it

  • Island SaltWater Queen
    Island SaltWater Queen 6 months ago

    Notice there's never turkey meat dishes

  • Bhaskar Raju
    Bhaskar Raju 6 months ago

    What's your favourite cusisne

  • jackknight1021
    jackknight1021 6 months ago

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

  • ninja
    ninja 7 months ago

    will somebody please get mikey on tv

  • just Bfree
    just Bfree 7 months ago

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

  • Mike Zhang
    Mike Zhang 7 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 7 months ago

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

  • lanna yang
    lanna yang 7 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.

  • Homero Negaraku
    Homero Negaraku 7 months ago

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

  • 叔父 痛い
    叔父 痛い 8 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 8 months ago

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

  • Bintang sanjaya
    Bintang sanjaya 8 months ago

    Song name in 12:47 ??

  • Kevin Li
    Kevin Li 8 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.

  • Bimmer&Bruno's Life
    Bimmer&Bruno's Life 8 months ago

    Strictly dumpling video marathon!

  • Aran Lee
    Aran Lee 8 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 8 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 8 months ago

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

  • sartorian darkstorm
    sartorian darkstorm 9 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 9 months ago


  • Moo Moo Puppy
    Moo Moo Puppy 9 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 9 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 9 months ago

    Grape ice cream?!?

    • Dai Young
      Dai Young 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 months ago

    Wow another great video Mike! Great work.

  • Franklin MacGillacuddy
    Franklin MacGillacuddy 9 months ago

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

  • John Jacob Jingle Heimer Schmidt

    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 9 months ago

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

  • shiela may llamado
    shiela may llamado 9 months ago

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

  • Elery Robert Libo-on
    Elery Robert Libo-on 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago

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

  • Milca Maquillao
    Milca Maquillao 10 months ago

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

  • Hype Kami
    Hype Kami 10 months ago

    Im hungry

  • Meanxp moe
    Meanxp moe 10 months ago

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

  • prsunday
    prsunday 10 months ago

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

  • Claire Buick
    Claire Buick 10 months ago

    Drunken chicken looked very pink

  • Moo Moo Puppy
    Moo Moo Puppy 10 months ago

    Is that the tofu dessert w/ ginger syrup?

    • Moo Moo Puppy
      Moo Moo Puppy 9 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 9 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 10 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 11 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!