Taichung is the third largest city in Taiwan after Taipei and Kaohsiung. It is not so popular with tourists but it is surprising for being more modern. Some buildings may even recall the stone skyscrapers of New York.
In our Taiwan Travel Guide you have all the necessary information to visit Taichung.
Here we show you the best restaurants in Taichung.
The most popular area for walking and eating in Taichung is undoubtedly the West District, especially around Gongyi road and east of the river. You can walk down from the Natural museum and the botanical garden along Zhongxing street, a tree-lined avenue that is pleasant to walk even though it is not commercial. At the end you will arrive at Taichung Civic Square, a lively park both day and night.
Right there you have the Foodie Market, a kind of night market but premium. A little further down is the Fantasy Story art center with great places to dine and a further 5-10 minute walk to the popular Shen Ji New Village.
Most of the places that we recommend to eat are throughout this area. We order them by schedule. At the end we also indicate other places to eat, in this case close to the most interesting visits in the city.