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 • 898

  • H Chui
    H Chui Day ago

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

  • cscalecscale
    cscalecscale 3 days ago

    I literally just drooled onto my trouser leg 😑

  • whitelily3177
    whitelily3177 6 days ago

    I love eel.

  • David Hong
    David Hong 6 days ago

    If Jackie chen made food travel channel

  • donjz777
    donjz777 8 days ago

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

  • Donnie johnson
    Donnie johnson 16 days ago

    Sniff it lick it piss on it

  • J. Jinai Deas
    J. Jinai Deas 19 days ago

    Notice there's never turkey meat dishes

  • Bhaskar Raju
    Bhaskar Raju 22 days ago

    What's your favourite cusisne

  • jackknight1021
    jackknight1021 25 days ago

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

  • ninja
    ninja Month ago

    will somebody please get mikey on tv

  • poet 247
    poet 247 Month ago

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

  • Mike Zhang
    Mike Zhang Month 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 Month ago

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

  • lanna yang
    lanna yang Month 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 Month ago

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

  • uncleouch1
    uncleouch1 2 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.

  • Ella Chavez
    Ella Chavez 2 months ago

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

  • Bintang sanjaya
    Bintang sanjaya 2 months ago

    Song name in 12:47 ??

  • Kevin Li
    Kevin Li 2 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 2 months ago

    Strictly dumpling video marathon!

  • Smile Park
    Smile Park 2 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 2 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 2 months ago

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

  • sartorian darkstorm
    sartorian darkstorm 3 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 3 months ago


  • Moo Moo Puppy
    Moo Moo Puppy 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

    Grape ice cream?!?

    • Dai Young
      Dai Young 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

    Wow another great video Mike! Great work.

  • Franklin MacGillacuddy
    Franklin MacGillacuddy 3 months ago

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

  • Gordon H. Welles
    Gordon H. Welles 3 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 3 months ago

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

  • shiela may llamado
    shiela may llamado 3 months ago

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

  • Elery Robert Libo-on
    Elery Robert Libo-on 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • Milca Maquillao
    Milca Maquillao 4 months ago

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

  • Hype Kami
    Hype Kami 4 months ago

    Im hungry

  • Meanxp moe
    Meanxp moe 4 months ago

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

  • prsunday
    prsunday 4 months ago

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

  • Claire Buick
    Claire Buick 4 months ago

    Drunken chicken looked very pink

  • Moo Moo Puppy
    Moo Moo Puppy 4 months ago

    Is that the tofu dessert w/ ginger syrup?

    • Moo Moo Puppy
      Moo Moo Puppy 3 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • SkunkApe95
    SkunkApe95 5 months ago

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

  • SkunkApe95
    SkunkApe95 5 months ago

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

  • RogueController
    RogueController 5 months ago

    I think with training I could eat as much as you

  • RogueController
    RogueController 5 months ago

    I think with training I could eat as much as you

  • Kevin Lee
    Kevin Lee 5 months ago

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

  • Arnel Rimz
    Arnel Rimz 5 months ago

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

  • wittygardener
    wittygardener 5 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 5 months ago

    butter does not clog the arteries

  • Haris Ansari
    Haris Ansari 5 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 5 months ago

    Hey Jackie! Do a back flip for us!

  • Kuroneko Nya
    Kuroneko Nya 6 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 6 months ago

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

  • Aimee Howell
    Aimee Howell 6 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 6 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'.

  • katzeehuman
    katzeehuman 6 months ago

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

  • wmhsu1999
    wmhsu1999 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

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

  • yasin azahar
    yasin azahar 7 months ago


  • Sand 22
    Sand 22 8 months ago

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

  • Fatima Khalid
    Fatima Khalid 8 months ago

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

  • Gavin Zhang
    Gavin Zhang 8 months ago

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

  • Janus Rome
    Janus Rome 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago

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

  • RandolphDgr8
    RandolphDgr8 9 months ago

    wait... who actually doesnt like lamb?

  • Charles Lee
    Charles Lee 9 months ago

    lamb and Turkey are healthy meats

  • Gold and Diamond Trade
    Gold and Diamond Trade 9 months ago

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

  • Trecia Mitchell
    Trecia Mitchell 9 months ago

    Did u say "kinda tan"? 😕😕😕

  • Kurt Daniel Belando
    Kurt Daniel Belando 10 months ago

    Hhhmmmm daing na bangus

  • Claire Sanford
    Claire Sanford 10 months ago

    And then you fall in love with bob😂

  • Wedge 0020
    Wedge 0020 10 months ago

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

  • BOOM-Nick-Shaka
    BOOM-Nick-Shaka 10 months 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.

  • Vivian Ma
    Vivian Ma 10 months ago

    Had the same experience going to Tainan on a Tuesday... But at least you had good lamb soup!

  • memadman
    memadman 10 months ago

    Don't go if you can't speak Chinese.

  • oliver petterson
    oliver petterson 10 months ago

    why would you use such a small spoon and why didnt you get more of that pork and rice in the first resturant?

  • James Brown
    James Brown 10 months ago

    lol the little asian kid behind you

  • Donald Osborne
    Donald Osborne 10 months ago

    Mikey have you thought of making a vid with the girl from CupofTJ? If you have made one I need to see it, I bet it is off the hook!

  • Dwight Turner
    Dwight Turner 10 months ago

    Try milking an electric eel and see what happens.

  • Regina Perfect
    Regina Perfect 10 months ago

    擔子麵好吃的不是麵....... 是米粉..... 大家都不知道。

  • MrsMistahM
    MrsMistahM 10 months ago

    I always get distracted watching the people in the background watching you 😂

  • dragonz83088
    dragonz83088 10 months ago

    I also appreciate your USD pricing for relative comparison.

  • dragonz83088
    dragonz83088 10 months ago

    i appreciate your honesty on the first bowl of minced pork noodles

  • c k
    c k 10 months ago +1

    This Chinese older man in front of me on my last flight kept farting. Even when we disembarked he continued on the bridge. I hope you will not become like that Mike.

  • huangjen1123
    huangjen1123 11 months ago

    Omg you visited my hometown, I'm so happy! Glad you had a blast here!!!

  • Anne Corey
    Anne Corey 11 months ago

    You can eat I see you love your food like to know how much you spend on food on every video you must be very rich I only had one meal Less then one of your meal enjoy thank you for sharing very good video .

  • Christine Lee
    Christine Lee 11 months ago

    Went to the eel place after seeing this video and I would say the dry one tastes better than the wet one. The wet one is more sweet and peppery but a little too sweet so try the dry one guys! Would rate 8/10. The noodles were too soggy for my liking and it tastes like a better instant ramen but the eel and sauce is amazing.
    Btw the noodles were 90/120 ntd so it's not $7. It's $3-4 depending on which you get.

  • romanys3
    romanys3 11 months ago

    I actually want to eat that Eel!

  • romanys3
    romanys3 11 months ago

    It's official Mike, I'm a BIG fan... I'm not skipping the adverts! :)