Hello everyone! I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Kaohsiung!
Have you ever heard that if you live in Taiwan for a long time, you might be getting heavier before you know it?
The truth is that Taiwanese food uses a lot of oil, so we are unknowingly taking in a lot of calories.
It’s all well and good to say that it’s delicious, but aren’t you curious about which foods are high in calories?
In this article, I’d like to introduce you to five typical Taiwanese foods that are delicious and high in calories!
I experienced a working holiday in Kaohsiung for one year from February 2020. Currently, I am writing a blog based on that experience.
By reading this post, you’ll get to know the high-calorie foods in Taiwan and the high-calorie cuisines in Kaohsiung!
What are the five high-calorie foods in Taiwan?
Here are some of the typical high-calorie foods in Taiwan.
Good food has a lot of calories, but let’s look at these and face the calories right!
1 Pork fat rice
This is a traditional Taiwanese dish made of stewed pork belly, which is also high in calories, and is very tasty, but the average calorie count is said to be over 870 kl.
If you’re trying to lose weight, but still want to eat, you can even adjust the amount of rice to keep the calories down!
On the other hand, it will also make you feel full, and if you chew your food thoroughly, it will digest faster.
2 Taiwanese style fried chicken
Taiwanese style fried chicken is made from chicken meat and is very tasty, but the average calorie count is 580~900kl per piece.
In Taiwan, it is customary to drink chicken and tapioca milk tea together, but this is a way of eating that tends to increase body fat, so it should be kept to a minimum.
If you really want to eat it, try to have it four times a month to reduce the burden on your body!
3 Green Onion Cake
These green onion cakes are said to be the origin of pizza, and are a staple at night markets, aren’t they?
They are so delicious that we tend to eat a lot of them, but the average calorie count is 320 kl per slice.
However, the average calorie count is 320 kl per piece. If you eat two pieces, the calorie count goes up to 620 kl, so you can see that it is very high.
The recommended way to eat them is not to eat too many at once, but to divide them into several portions!
4 Bubble tea
When you think of Taiwan, many people probably think of bubble tea.
This drink is popular for its elasticity made of cassava and tapioca powder, and is quite tasty, but the average calorie count is said to be 400 kl per cup.
If you really want to drink it, I recommend using less sugar to lower the calories.
By the way, I always order mine with a little sugar.
5 Papaya milk
This is a popular drink in Taiwan made with papaya and milk, and the average calorie count is said to be over 300 kl.
My impression is that the calories in the night market are lower than those in the supermarket papaya milk.
If you want to reduce the calories, you can dilute the drink with milk.
Three high-calorie food recommendations in Kaohsiung!
This is a popular place for pizza-like fried chicken, and is located in Kaohsiung’s Sanduo shopping district.
It’s close to the train station and inside the night market, so it’s a great place for a bite to eat!
If you’re looking for some thick, satisfying fried chicken, this is the place to go!
For more information about the store, please refer to the following article.
2 Mita Tea Shop
Mita Tea Shop is a popular tapioca milk tea store with 15 locations throughout Taiwan, and the brown sugar tapioca is especially recommended.
The tapioca is cooked down so well that it’s resilient and tastes great with the milk tea!
There aren’t as many of these as some other beverage stores, so if you find one, go for it!
More details about the store can be found in the following article.
This restaurant is one of the nine rou rou han restaurants around Taiwan, but many of them are located in Kaohsiung.
The restaurant is clean and the menu is easy to read, making it a good choice for first-time visitors.
You’ll be treated to some of the best, well-cooked loo lo han you’ll ever taste!
More details about the restaurant can be found in the following article.
- Taiwanese food is high in calories.
- Tapioca milk tea is easy to drink, so be careful.
- Fight calories with moderate exercise!
I’ve introduced you to some of the most calorie-dense dishes in Taiwan and some of the best ones in Kaohsiung!
Please stay tuned for more information on Taiwan in the future.
Thank you for reading to the end!