Taipei, officially known as Taipei City, is the capital city and a special municipality of the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan. You can eat very well—and very cheaply—in Taipei. The restaurants may not look posh, but the quality of the food is superlative. And there’s a huge variety of restaurants—in addition to local Taiwanese specialties, you’ll find regional cuisines from all over. Just make sure to leave some room for snacks—street-vendor food here is addictive. Visits beitou's Hot Spring for a quick recharge and then you can shop at night markets for cheap food and interesting souvenirs.