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Taiwanese cuisine's delicious secret set to emerge

Cheap and cheerful rechao restaurants are a cultural institution

CHRIS HORTON, Contributing writer | Taiwan

TAIPEI -- Taiwan is well-known for its dining scene, from its crowded night markets to dumplings, guabao (steamed pork buns) and boba tea. But the rechao, a classic Taiwanese dining experience on par with Japanese izakaya or Cantonese dim sum restaurants, has so far stayed off the international radar. That may be changing.

Long a top destination for Asian foodies, Taiwan welcomed a record 11 million tourists last year, including a growing number of North Americans and Europeans. Many headed for the Din Tai Fung restaurant in Taipei, famous for its Shanghai-style soup dumplings, which has branches in North America and has just opened another in London.

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