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Taipei has become a popular global food destination thanks to iconic Taiwanese dishes like braised pork (lou rou fan) over rice, beef noodle soup, stinky tofu, steamed bun (gua boa) sandwiches, shaved ice desserts with condensed milk and the ubiquitous bubble tea. Taiwanese food blends local food traditions (Hoklo and Hakka cuisine) with other regional Chinese cuisines, especially Fujian, as well as Japanese cooking techniques.

Edison is home to the largest Taiwanese-born population in New Jersey, and accordingly has the largest cluster of restaurants serving Taiwanese fare. Other towns with substantial Taiwanese communities are Parsippany, East Brunswick, West Windsor, Holmdel, Jersey City and Cherry Hill.

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