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Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Taiwan

Taiwan (538 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.

HappyCow's Useful Phrases for Vegetarian Travelers to Taiwan:

  • English: I eat vegetarian
    Say: Wo chur su
    Mandarin: 我吃素
  • English: I do not want...
    Say: Wo bu yow...
    Mandarin: 我不要...
  • English: I do not want MSG
    Say: Wo bu yow wei-jing
    Mandarin: 我不要味精
  • English: I do not eat meat
    Say: Wo bu chur rou
    Mandarin: 我不吃肉
  • English: I do not eat fish
    Say: Wo bu chur yu
    Mandarin: 我不吃鱼
  • English: I do not eat eggs
    Say: Wo bu chur dun
    Mandarin: 我不吃蛋

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