Guide to Taiwan Vegan Restaurants, Vegetarian Restaurants, Natural Foods, & Health Food Stores.

Vegetarian Restaurants & Health Food Stores in Taiwan (425)

Taiwan (425 Listings)



Eating vegetarian in Taiwan is easy since most major streets have a vegetarian restaurant of some kind. Usually the veggie eateries are small food stalls or family-owned shops, some of which offer a buffet spread where guests are charged for food by weight. "Vegetarian" in Chinese is pronounced, "Chur Su," which translates to, "Eat vegetables." Have someone write the character "Su" (with a heavy sound) for you. Once you learn to recognize it, you will be able to recognize the character displayed on signs. The word for "MSG" is also good to know because most restaurants tend to use a heavy amount of it out of habit. MSG is pronounced, "Wei Jiing," or, "Wei Su." So you could say, "Wo bu yow wei-jiing," meaning, "I don't want MSG." Egg is pronounced, "Dun," so say, "Wo bu yow dun," if you don't want egg. More information on Phrases in Chinese Characters, Pinyin, and Pronunciation can be downloaded as a word Doc.


HappyCow's Useful Phrases for Vegetarian Travelers to Taiwan:
Say Chinese
I eat vegetarian
Wo chur su
我吃素
I do not want...
Wo bu yow...
我不要...
I do not want MSG
Wo bu yow wei-jing
我不要味精
I do not eat meat
Wo bu chur rou
我不吃肉
I do not eat fish Wo bu chur yu 我不吃鱼
I do not eat eggs Wo bu chur dun 我不吃蛋
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