Taiwanese cuisine is influenced by Chinese and Japanese Cuisine, the most common ingredients used are pork, seafood, chicken, rice and soy.
Here are some suggestions to start with:
Cong Zhua Bing with Black tea
Taiwan is full of breakfast shops (早餐店, zǎocān diàn), you’ll have no trouble finding one. Breakfast here is quite different from western breakfasts, Taiwanese can eat noodles, dumplings, rice balls, burgers, sandwiches; the options are endless.
Taiwanese beef noodle soup, 牛肉麵 (niúròu miàn)
Beef noodle soup is very famous and popular in Taiwan, but if you are not into soup you can find many dry noodle (乾麵, gān miàn) options too.
Taiwanese hot pot, 火鍋 (huǒguō)
Taiwanese love hot pot, even in summer sometimes. There are many options of hot pot restaurants, some mala hot pot places, all you can eat hot pot and also stinky tofu hot pot. You should definitely try it!
Gua Bao, 刈包 (guàbāo)
Bubble Tea, 珍珠奶茶 (zhēnzhū nǎichá)
Mango shaved ice, 芒果冰 (mángguǒ bīng)
Taiwanese sweet sausage, 香腸 (xiāngcháng)