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Complete Taipei Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand Selection - Get to Know Taiwan Through its Best Food ๐Ÿ˜‹

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Local people's review of every food stall and restaurant listed in the Taipei Michelin Bib Gourmand Selection 2018, 2019 (and 2020 when it is released).



๐Ÿ˜‹Hsiao Wang Steamed Minced Pork with Pickles in Broth ๅฐ็Ž‹ๆธ…ๆนฏ็“œไป”่‚‰. The main show here is their lu rou fan or stewed pork rice which is one of the best in Taipei. The pork and pickled cucumber soup is a side dish and customers can get free refills of the savoury sweet tangy soup. This is the only stall in Taipei serving such a combination. They have many side dishes including excellent stewed pork belly.

Restaurant name: Hsiao Wang Steamed Minced Pork with Pickles in Broth ๅฐ็Ž‹ๆธ…ๆนฏ็“œไป”่‚‰ ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 17-4, Huaxi Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108 (Huaxi Street night market)
Nearest MRT: Longshan Temple (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 2 2370 7118
Hours: 9:00am – 8:00pm (Tues off)

 




๐Ÿ˜‹Shih Chia Big Rice Ball ๆ–ฝๅฎถ้ฎฎ่‚‰ๆนฏๅœ“. Ping pong size tender chewy smooth glutinous rice ball filled with savoury sweet juicy minced pork inside. Served in a savoury sweet pork soup. 

Restaurant name: Shih Chia Big Rice Ball ๆ–ฝๅฎถ้ฎฎ่‚‰ๆนฏๅœ“ ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 58่™Ÿ, Section 3, Yanping North Road, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103 (Yansan Night Market)
Nearest MRT: Daqiaotou (Yellow Line)
Tel: +886 2 2585 7655
Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm (Tues off)







๐Ÿ˜‹Da-Qiao-Tou Tube Rice Pudding ๅคงๆฉ‹้ ญ่€็‰Œ็ญ’ไป”็ฑณ็ณ•. Rice in plastic cups with savoury sauce and fatty pork steamed in stacks of large bamboo trays. Served in a bowl and eaten with sauces. There's a sweet spicy chili sauce and a savoury spicy crunchy chai poh (preserved radish) with chili combination. The spicy chai poh chili is their signature. Eaten with various sides, the most popular being their pork blood curd and liver soup.

Restaurant name: Da-Qiao-Tou Tube Rice Pudding ๅคงๆฉ‹้ ญ่€็‰Œ็ญ’ไป”็ฑณ็ณ• ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 41, Section 3, Yanping North Road, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103 (Yansan Night Market)
Nearest MRT: Daqiaotou (Yellow Line)
Tel: +886 2 2594 4685
Hours: 6:00am – 4:00pm (Tues off)






๐Ÿ˜‹Cabbage Rice and Pork Rib Soup ้ซ˜้บ—่œ้ฃฏ、ๅŽŸๆฑๆŽ’้ชจๆนฏ. A taste of homely Taiwan - simple steamed rice with crunchy stir fried cabbage paired with pork ribs and radish soup. A no frills, affordable traditional meal in a humble shop popular with locals.

Restaurant name: Cabbage Rice and Pork Rib Soup ้ซ˜้บ—่œ้ฃฏ、ๅŽŸๆฑๆŽ’้ชจๆนฏ ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 2, Lane 17, Section 3, Yanping North Road, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103 (Yansan Night Market)
Nearest MRT: Daqiaotou (Yellow Line)
Hours: 6:00am – 7:30pm (Mon off)






๐Ÿ˜‹Lan Chia Guabao ่—ๅฎถๅ‰ฒๅŒ…. Savoury stewed pork (choice of fatty, lean or mixed) with cilantro, preserved vegetables, crushed peanuts, etc in a spongy hinged sweet bun. A Chinese burger of sorts.

Restaurant name: Lan Chia Guabao ่—ๅฎถๅ‰ฒๅŒ… ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 3, Alley 8, Lane 316, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Nearest MRT: Gongguan (Green Line)
Tel: +886 2 2368 2060
Hours: Sunday 11:00am – 12:00 midnight (Mon off)






๐Ÿ˜‹Hsiung Chi Scallion Pancake ้›„่จ˜่”ฅๆŠ“้ค…. Crispy griddle fried browned pancake (similar to roti prata) filled with a choice of stuffings like sliced ham, egg, scallion, etc.

Restaurant name: Hsiung Chi Scallion Pancake ้›„่จ˜่”ฅๆŠ“้ค… ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 2, Lane 108, Section 4, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Nearest MRT: Gongguan (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 932 948 003
Hours: 3:30pm – 12:30am






๐Ÿ˜‹Yu Pin Yuan Iced and Hot Tangyuan ๅพกๅ“ๅ…ƒๅ†ฐ็ซๆนฏๅœ“. Ping pong size glutinous rice balls filled with crushed peanuts, sesame seed paste or red bean paste. Served in hot sweet soup with fragrant osmanthus flower or (uniquely) on a mound of shaved ice (with osmanthus & sugar syrup and lime juice). 

Restaurant name: Yu Pin Yuan Iced and Hot Tangyuan ๅพกๅ“ๅ…ƒๅ†ฐ็ซๆนฏๅœ“ ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 31, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 (Linjiang night market)
Nearest MRT:  Xinyi Anhe (Red Line)
Tel: +886 955 861 816
Hours: 6:00pm – 12:00 midnight






๐Ÿ˜‹Tien Hsiang Stinky Tofu ๅคฉ้ฆ™่‡ญ่ฑ†่…. Extra crispy deep fried stinky tofu eaten with crunchy sourish sweet pickled cabbage and cilantro. The crispy tofu is double fried - first in lower heat to drive out water, and finished at high heat to crisp the outside. They also have a soup version - the stinky tofu is served in a herbal mala spicy soup with gold needle mushroom and scallion.

Restaurant name: Tien Hsiang Stinky Tofu ๅคฉ้ฆ™่‡ญ่ฑ†่… ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 19-1, Linjiang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 (Linjiang Street night market)
Nearest MRT: Taipei 101 World Trade Centre (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2704 0289
Hours: 4:30pm – 1:30am






๐Ÿ˜‹Good Friend Cold Noodles ๅฅฝๆœ‹ๅ‹ๆถผ้บต. Noodles and julienned cucumber, preserved vegetable served with aromatic sesame seed sauce, garlic sauce, mala hot spices, white vinegar, chili oil etc. We can choose our preferred level of spiciness. Very hot stall - hot as in wildly popular ๐Ÿ˜„

Restaurant name: Good Friend Cold Noodles ๅฅฝๆœ‹ๅ‹ๆถผ้บต ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 31, Danan Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111 (Shilin night market)
Nearest MRT: Shilin (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2881 1197
Hours: 5:30pm – 11:30pm (Thurs off)





๐Ÿ˜‹Chung Chia Sheng Jian Bao ้พๅฎถๅŽŸไธŠๆตท็”Ÿ็…ŽๅŒ…. Shanghai style pan fried dumplings. Everything is hand made at the stall - kneading the dough, packing it with minced pork and chopped scallion, cooking the dumplings/ bao in a large pan with water. Cover and cook until all the water is gone and the bottom of the dumpling is slightly seared. So, you get many textures - a crisp browned base and a soft spongy chewy white top. The meat ball inside is soupy/ juicy with savoury sweet flavour and a bit of scallion aromatics. Served crusted outside with toasted sesame seeds.

Restaurant name: Chung Chia Sheng Jian Bao ้พๅฎถๅŽŸไธŠๆตท็”Ÿ็…ŽๅŒ… ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 38, Xiaodong Street, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111 (Shilin night market)
Nearest MRT: Shilin (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 8861 2713
Hours: 3:00pm – 9:00pm






๐Ÿ˜‹A Kuo Lu Wei ้˜ฟๅœ‹ๆปทๅ‘ณ. Braise / stews stall. There's savoury subtly herbal braised chicken, duck and pork parts, skin, offal and tofu. The choicest parts are duck wing, duck tongue and pig uterus (yeah... uterus because of its unique subtle crunch to the bite ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ). 

Restaurant name: A Kuo Lu Wei ้˜ฟๅœ‹ๆปทๅ‘ณ ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 759, Section 4, Bade Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105 (Raohe night market)
Nearest MRT: Songshan (Green Line)
Tel: +886 2 8981 8517
Hours: 6:00pm – 11:00pm





๐Ÿ˜‹Beef Noodles and Beef Entrails Soup ็ด…็‡’็‰›่‚‰้บต็‰›้›œๆนฏ. Tender, juicy braised beef and offal (tripe, intestines etc) served in a beefy savoury soup with noodles.


Restaurant name: Beef Noodles and Beef Entrails Soup ็ด…็‡’็‰›่‚‰้บต็‰›้›œๆนฏ ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105 (Raohe night market)
Nearest MRT: Songshan (Green Line)
Hours: 6:00pm - 12:00 midnight (unverified)




๐Ÿ˜‹Fang Chia Shredded Chicken on the Rice ๆ–นๅฎถ้›ž่‚‰้ฃฏ. Famous for their shredded boiled chicken over rice. They are generous with the chicken meat. The dish is flavoured with a savoury sauce and chicken oil. They also have lu rou fan (braised pork rice).

Restaurant name: Fang Chia Shredded Chicken on the Rice ๆ–นๅฎถ้›ž่‚‰้ฃฏ  ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: 103, Taiwan, Taipei City, Datong District, Ningxia Road, stall #060 (Ningxia night market)
Nearest MRT: Shuanglian (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 3700 0008
Hours: 5:30pm – 12:00 midnight (Sun off)






๐Ÿ˜‹Unnamed Clay Oven Roll ็„กๅๆŽจ่ปŠ็‡’้ค…. A humble push cart stall. Simple hand kneaded flat dough with chopped spring onion, minced meat, etc folded inside. Meat marinated with black pepper and spring onion filling is the top seller. The meatless version with red bean paste filling is popular too. There's a choice of oven top griddle fried or baked inside the charcoal fired oven. Crisp and flaky crust with tasty fillings inside.

Restaurant name: Unnamed Clay Oven Roll ็„กๅๆŽจ่ปŠ็‡’้ค… ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, Alley 5, Lane 315, Section 2, Zhonghua Road (Nanjichang night market)
Nearest MRT: Longshan Temple (Blue Line)
Hours: 4:00pm – 8:00pm (Sun off)

 



๐Ÿ˜‹Sung Ching Taiwanese Burrito ๆพ้’ๆฝค้ค…. Like a popiah (spring roll) but larger and packed with over 10 types of fillings. Crunchy julienned cucumber, carrot, bean sprout, crispy fried pork, char siew slices, cilantro etc all wrapped in a not too thin soft chewy wheat skin. Flavoured with various sauces including wasabi. Their signature is ๆตท่‹”็ฒ‰ nori (dried seaweed) powder.

Restaurant name: ๐Ÿ˜‹Sung Ching Taiwanese Burrito ๆพ้’ๆฝค้ค…  ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 29, Lane 313, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100 (Nanjichang night market)
Nearest MRT: Longshan Temple (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 930 406 677
Hours: 3:30pm – 9:30pm (Mon off)






๐Ÿ˜‹Saffron ็•ช็ด…่Šฑ. North Indian cuisine. Saffron is famous for their juicy, flavourful, gently spicy masala lamb shank eaten with fresh tandoor baked naan and griddle fried chapati. They are also popular for their tandoori chicken and kebabs.

Restaurant name: Saffron ็•ช็ด…่Šฑ  ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 38-6, Tianmu East Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
Nearest MRT: Mingde (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2871 4842
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:30pm – 9:30pm






๐Ÿ˜‹Mother's Kitchen ๅฅณๅจ˜็š„ๅบ—. Atmospheric 1950s Taiwanese village farm house ambiance. The nostalgia goes right down to the old school Taiwanese cuisine served here. Delicious examples include melty stewed pork belly, simple lard and soy sauce on boiled rice, chai poh omelette, squid rings and tofu in garlic sauce, signature stewed pork trotter tendon with bitter gourd, fried taro ball dessert etc.

Restaurant name: Mother's Kitchen ๅฅณๅจ˜็š„ๅบ— ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 97, Tianmu East Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
Nearest MRT: Mingde (Red Line) 
Tel: +886 2 2874 1981
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:00pm – 9:30pm (Mon off | Tues to Fri dinner only )





๐Ÿ˜‹Yi Hsing Pavilion ็พฉ่ˆˆๆจ“. Fourth generation old school Taiwanese restaurant serving traditional homely dishes such as chai poh (preserved radish) omelette, pig brain omelette ๐Ÿ˜ฑ, gold coin shrimp (croquette), fried oysters, pork rolls, stewed pork intestines, etc.  

Restaurant name: Yi Hsing Pavilion ็พฉ่ˆˆๆจ“ ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 121, Jingwen Street, Wenshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 116
Nearest MRT: Jingmei (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 2 2931 3966
Hours: Lunch 11:00am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:00pm – 8:00pm





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A Cheng Goose ้˜ฟๅŸŽ้ต่‚‰. Goose lovers must not leave Taipei without checking in at this goose specialist. The fresh local goose is cooked by steaming then browned by smoking with charcoal and salt. The savoury sweet meat is served in chunks and thick tender juicy slices. Must also try their duck blood curd in mildly spicy mala sauce.  

Restaurant name: A Cheng Goose ้˜ฟๅŸŽ้ต่‚‰ ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 105, Jilin Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
Nearest MRT: Xingtian Temple (Yellow Line)
Tel: +886 2 2541 5238
Hours: 11:30am – 9:00pm






๐Ÿ˜‹Shin Yeh Shiao Ju ๆฌฃ่‘‰ๅฐ่š. One of Shin Yeh's newer restaurants with contemporary decor. Shin Yeh is a Taiwan cuisine specialist though its dishes are tuned to modern tastes e.g. less greasy, less salty, more elegant presentation, more dainty serving sizes. Shin Yeh's dishes may have slight modern twists but are still recognisably Taiwanese like fried pork liver and carrot (radish) cake with XO sauce, 3-cups pork trotter, scallion with luffa gourd and eggs, fried century egg with chili pepper, fried squid with potato, pumpkin, dried lime and sweet tangy sauce, etc. Read about the parent restaurant at Shuangcheng street in Taipei

Restaurant name: Shin Yeh Shiao Ju ๆฌฃ่‘‰ๅฐ่š ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: 115, Taiwan, Taipei City, Nangang District, Jingmao 2nd Road, 166่™Ÿ1ๆจ“่™Ÿไธญๅœ‹ไฟก่จ—้‡‘่žๅœ’ๅ€AๆฃŸ
Nearest MRT: Nangang Software Park (Brown Line)
Tel: +886 2 2785 1819
Hours: Lunch 11:00am – 2:30pm Dinner 5:00pm – 9:30pm






๐Ÿ˜‹A Kuo Noodles ้˜ฟๅœ‹ๅˆ‡ไป”้บต. Humble old school noodle soup with generic yellow noodles, bean sprouts and chives. A dollop of aromatic fried shallot oil adds a layer of aroma and flavour. Clear savoury sweet pork bone soup. Lots of sides of boiled pork belly, offal such as tripe, intestines, heart, liver, kidney etc. They also have braised duck eggs, fried pork belly (marinated with ็บข็ณŸ red rice vinesse), stir fried greens etc.

Restaurant name: A Kuo Noodles ้˜ฟๅœ‹ๅˆ‡ไป”้บต ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 20, Jinxi Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
Nearest MRT: Shuanglian (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2531 0009
Hours: 11:00am – 8:00pm (Tues off)






๐Ÿ˜‹Mai Mien Yen Tsai ่ณฃ้บต็‚Žไป”. Third generation shop serving old school noodle soup with side dishes of deep fried fatty pork, boiled pork, boiled offal, heart and poached chicken. The rich soup is made with pork bone, liver, heart, and chicken, etc. It is given a dribble of aromatic fried shallot oil before serving. There's a bit of bean sprouts and chives with the generic noodles. It's the soup and sides that make this humble old shop special.

Restaurant name: Mai Mien Yen Tsai ่ณฃ้บต็‚Žไป” ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 106, Anxi Street, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103
Nearest MRT: Daqiaotou (Yellow Line)
Tel: +886 2 2557 7087
Hours: 8:00am – 3:00pm






๐Ÿ˜‹Tien Hsia San Chueh ๅคฉไธ‹ไธ‰็ต•. Well appointed fine restaurant famous for their beef noodle. Savoury sweet beefy soup (made with beef, herbs and vegetables). The beef (marbled shin) and tendons come in large chunks. They are tender, juicy to the bite and taste beefy sweet. They also have oxtail which is my favourite cut with the best combination of skin, fat and meat. Choice of various thickness of noodles. Their fried pork rib/ chop is a popular side dish. They also serve Taiwanese home dishes.

Restaurant name: Tien Hsia San Chueh ๅคฉไธ‹ไธ‰็ต• ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 3, Lane 27, Section 4, Ren'ai Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Nearest MRT: Zhongxiao Fuxing (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 2 2741 6299
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm Dinner 5:30pm – 8:30pm






๐Ÿ˜‹Chili House ๅ››ๅทๅณๆŠ„ๆ‰‹. Sichuan restaurant well loved for their tongue and lips numbing mala spicy dishes. Popular dishes include mapo tofu, mala beef ๆฐด็…ฎ็‰›่‚‰ and signature mala wantons ็บขๆฒนๆŠ„ๆ‰‹. They also have non spicy dishes like fried bitter gourd with salted egg yolk, bamboo shoot with wax ham, green peas with prawn, vegetarian "fish" made with soy bean etc. 

Restaurant name: Chili House ๅ››ๅทๅณๆŠ„ๆ‰‹ ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 250-3, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Nearest MRT: Zhongxiao Dunhua (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 2 2772 1707
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm Dinner 5:30pm – 9:30pm






๐Ÿ˜‹Do It True ้ƒฝไธ€่™•. Old Peking cuisine restaurant. Owner's grand uncle was a chef in Peking's Forbidden City. Recipes of dishes and sauces are from old Peking. Signatures here include pickled cabbage steamboat (hot pot), stewed pork belly, scallion pancake (packed with lard), ็‚ธไธ‰่ง’ fried samosa with minced pork filling, etc.

Restaurant name: Do It True ้ƒฝไธ€่™• ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 506, Section 4, Ren'ai Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
Nearest MRT: Sun Yet-Sen Memorial Hall (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 2 2720 6417
Hours: Lunch 11:00am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm






๐Ÿ˜‹Jen Ho Yuan ไบบๅ’Œๅœ’. Sixty year old Yunnan cuisine restaurant. Owners go to the market every morning to handpick fresh ingredients. Signatures include fried bamboo worm ็ซน่™ซ, simple chicken (old hen) soup with peas, fried golden needle mushroom, Yunnan black fungus fried rice (must try), special long bean (must try), stewed egg plant with tomato and minced pork, etc. Jen Ho Yuan ไบบๅ’Œๅœ’ is committed to authentic classic Yunnan dishes even though it regularly introduces new dishes trending in Yunnan China today. 

Restaurant name: Jen Ho Yuan ไบบๅ’Œๅœ’ ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: No. 16, Jinzhou Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
Nearest MRT: Zhongshan Elementary School (Brown Line)
Tel: +886 2 2568 2587
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:30am – 9:00pm





๐Ÿ˜‹Rong Rong Yuan ๆฆฎๆฆฎๅœ’ is a 50 year old ๆฑŸๆต™่œ restaurant i.e. it serves Jiangsu and Zhejiang cuisine. Signatures include baked pork ribs, "lion head" pork ball and cabbage stew, fried shrimp (must order), etc. The signature pork ribs are baked together with lots of onions for sweetness. The fall-off-the-bone juicy savoury sweet meat is eaten between a hinged bun (crusted with sesame seeds) like a Chinese hamburger of sorts. The "lion head" meat balls are made with diced pork belly (not minced by meat grinder) so they have a more tender feel to the bite.

Restaurant name: Rong Rong Yuan ๆฆฎๆฆฎๅœ’ ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: 106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Da’an District, Section 4, Xinyi Road, No. 25, Level 2F
Nearest MRT: Da'an (Brown Line)
Tel: +886 2 2703 8822
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm





๐Ÿ˜‹Dian Shui Lou (Songshan) ้ปžๆฐดๆจ“ ๆพๅฑฑ specialises in Jiangsu and Zhejiang cuisine. Dian Shui Lou gives equal weight to both its dim sum and main course dishes. Signature dim sum and snacks are xiao long bao (soupy meat dumpling), crispy pan fried chive pancakes (must try), red bean sponge cake, salted egg yolk custard bun (liu sha bao) etc. Their top selling mains include melty stewed pork belly (dong po rou), steamed carp smothered in sweet sour sauce, fried fish with rice crisps, beggar's chicken etc. They also have a popular beef noodle with beefy soup, chunky juicy meat and slurpy noodles.

Restaurant name: Dian Shui Lou (Songshan) ้ปžๆฐดๆจ“ ๆพๅฑฑ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 61, Section 4, Nanjing East Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
Nearest MRT: Taipei Arena (Green Line)
Tel: +886 2 8712 6689
Hours: Lunch 11:00am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:30am – 9:00pm





๐Ÿ˜‹Din Tai Fung (Xinyi Road) ้ผŽๆณฐ่ฑ ไฟก็พฉ่ทฏ. Ding Tai Fung is synonymous with xiao long bao (steamed dainty soupy savoury sweet meat dumplings) around the world. With hundreds of franchises worldwide, DTF really needs no introduction. But, if you are a DTF fan, and happened to be in Taipei, then a pilgrimage to Ding Tai Fung's parent shop where it all started is a must. Truth be told, the dainty steamed dumplings here are no little different from its global franchises but the atmospherics at its birthplace has a certain unique aura that makes checking in a must.

Restaurant name: Din Tai Fung (Xinyi Road) ้ผŽๆณฐ่ฑ ไฟก็พฉ่ทฏ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 194, Section 2, Xinyi Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Nearest MRT: Dongmen (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2321 8928
Hours: 10:00am – 9:00pm






๐Ÿ˜‹Fu Hang Soy Milk ้˜œๆญ่ฑ†ๆผฟ. Crazy long queue every day so must be early for this. The stall is located in a second level food court. Traditional freshly charcoal baked crispy chewy breads, crispy fried you char kway (youtiou), egg rolls etc eaten with sweet soy bean drink and smooth savoury bean curd. The best dish here is their savoury bean curd served in a savoury soup (of dried shrimp, preserved cucumber etc) eaten with you char kway and cilantro. Even their classic xiao long bao is a cut above, for their extra soupiness. For dessert, get their pumpkin dumpling filled with yam (taro) paste.

Restaurant name: Fu Hang Soy Milk ้˜œๆญ่ฑ†ๆผฟ  ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, Section 1, Zhongxiao East Road, No. 108, Level 2
Nearest MRT: Shandao (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 2 2392 2175
Hours: 5:30am – 12:30pm (Mon off)






๐Ÿ˜‹Hamamatsuya ๆฟฑๆพๅฑ‹. Japanese style unagi over rice. The grilled eels are live from local farms and prepared right at the restaurant. Hamamatsuya serves both Kanto and Kansai style unagi. Fans like it that the Kansai style freshly grilled eels are soft, juicy, sweet, smokey, seasoned with a savoury tare sauce and have no trace of earthiness at all. Each serving is eaten 4 ways - over rice, topped with a scoop of naigamo porridge, with clear unagi soup, and with a runny onsen egg. Pros go for their (neat) Kanto style unmarinated, grilled then steamed eels. The unagi restaurant also serves bento sets and sashimi.

Restaurant name: Hamamatsuya ๆฟฑๆพๅฑ‹  ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 12, Lane 119, Linsen North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
Nearest MRT: Zhongshan (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2567 5705
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner 6:00pm – 10:00pm




๐Ÿ˜‹Hang Zhou Xiao Long Bao (Da'an) ๆญๅทžๅฐ็ฑ ๆนฏๅŒ…. Ding Tai Fung quality xiao long bao (soup dumpling) but at a fraction of the price. Many different choices of fillings inside the little bundles with the standard 18 folds. Besides the classic minced pork, there's the must-try juicy prawn with luffa gourd dumpling.


Restaurant name: Hang Zhou Xiao Long Bao (Da'an) ๆญๅทžๅฐ็ฑ ๆนฏๅŒ… ๅคงๅฎ‰ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 19, Section 2, Hangzhou South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Nearest MRT: Dongmen (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2393 1757
Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm





๐Ÿ˜‹Hao Gong Dao Jin Ji Yuan ๅฅฝๅ…ฌ้“้‡‘้›žๅœ’. Serves Shanghai style noodles with greasy sesame paste sauce, xiao long bao and various popular traditional deep fried snacks. Fans say their steamed soupy meat dumpling (xiao long bao) is comparable to Ding Tai Fung but only at a fraction of the price. Get also their steamed vegetable dumpling. Try their Sichuan style spicy sour starchy soup with julienned bamboo shoot.

Restaurant name: Hao Gong Dao Jin Ji Yuan ๅฅฝๅ…ฌ้“้‡‘้›žๅœ’  ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 28-1, Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Nearest MRT: Dongmen (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2341 6980
Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm (Weds off)






๐Ÿ˜‹Joseph Bistro ๆƒณๆƒณๅปšๆˆฟ. South Indian restaurant by chef Joseph Ellas Vaz in partnership with his 2 neighbours. The idea is to serve their mother's recipes. Fans love their tandoor grilled kebabs, masala chicken, curries and breads (naan, chapati, prata). Chef Joseph innovates by cooking south Indian dishes with local produce, e.g. clams in curry. He even has a stinky tofu in curry ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Makes you want to try just by hearing the name right?

Restaurant name: Joseph Bistro ๆƒณๆƒณๅปšๆˆฟ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 13, Lane 69, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491
Nearest MRT: Songjiang Nanjing (Green Line)
Tel: +886 2 2508 1329
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:30pm – 9:00pm (Sun & Mon off)

 



๐Ÿ˜‹Halal Chinese Beef Noodles ๆธ…็œŸไธญๅœ‹็‰›่‚‰้บต้ฃŸ้คจ. The soup is made with just meat - no bone, no herbs, no spice. So, it is relatively clear looking and has a clean tasting beefiness. The beef shin and brisket slices tender with a slight chewy bite, are also clean tasting with just pure beefiness (it is cooked in the soup and not stewed with spices). The noodles are generic but pick up the tasty soup and beefy flavours well. They also have the spiced up stewed beef version (็บข็ƒง็‰›่‚‰้ข) with fermented bean paste and chili added to the stock. Try also their stewed beef and vegetables wrapped in thin freshly made wheat crepe (do-it-yourself wrapping, which is fun) ๐Ÿ…— 

Restaurant name: Halal Chinese Beef Noodles ๆธ…็œŸไธญๅœ‹็‰›่‚‰้บต้ฃŸ้คจ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 1, Alley 7, Lane 137, Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Nearest MRT: Sun Yet-Sun Memorial Hall (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 2 2721 4771
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:00pm – 8:30pm





๐Ÿ˜‹Jian Hong Beef Noodles ๅปบๅฎ็‰›่‚‰้บต. The soup is beefy savoury. The marbled shin, tendon and tripe are tender, juicy and beefy with mild infused herbal spices. Try their extra thick and broad chewy noodles. Remember to scoop in their spicy chili sauce with butter for extra heat and flavour. Their beef offal (tripe, intestines, lung, heart, liver etc) soup is also popular. Free refills of beef soup ๐Ÿ‘ Prices here are very competitive.

Restaurant name: Jian Hong Beef Noodles ๅปบๅฎ็‰›่‚‰้บต  ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 7, Xining Rd, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
Nearest MRT: Beimen (Green Line)
Tel: +886 2 2371 2747
Hours: 24-hours operation





๐Ÿ˜‹Lao Shandong Homemade Noodles ่€ๅฑฑๆฑ็‰›่‚‰ๅฎถๅธธ้บตๅบ—. Rich beefy savoury soup - no herbs, no spice, just pure meat and bones. The toppings of chunky beef shin, tripe and thick tendon are stewed in soy sauce, fermented bean paste and a bit of hot spice. The stews are all tender and juicy, and taste savoury beefy sweet with a bit of underlying heat. They make their own noodles right there are the shop. They have noodle wide as tape which pick up loads of flavoursome soup. The tape noodles are done tender, soft and smooth.


Restaurant name: Lao Shandong Homemade Noodles ่€ๅฑฑๆฑ็‰›่‚‰ๅฎถๅธธ้บตๅบ— ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: 108, Taiwan, Taipei City, Wanhua District, Xining Rd, No. 70, Level B1, 15
Nearest MRT: Ximen (Green Line)
Tel: +886 2 2389 1216
Hours: 10:30am – 9:30pm





๐Ÿ˜‹Liao Beef Noodles ๅป–ๅฎถ็‰›่‚‰้บต. Classic beef noodles ๆธ…็‚–็‰›่‚‰้ข i.e. not the spicy spiced up type ็บข็ƒง็‰›่‚‰้ข. Just pure beef, bones and a pinch of herbs for a savoury sweet soup. Made with local yellow cows, the beefy slices of meat are tender and juicy with a bit of chewy bite. Must also order their sides especially the rarely found stewed beef knee cap (็‰›ๆœˆไบฎ), and offal. (There are 2 outlets - the address below is the parent shop.)

Restaurant name: Liao Beef Noodles ๅป–ๅฎถ็‰›่‚‰้บต ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 39, Zhongyuan Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
Nearest MRT: Songjiang Nanjing (Green Line)
Tel: +886 983 898 707
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm





๐Ÿ˜‹Lin Dong Fang Beef Noodles ๆž—ๆฑ่Šณ็‰›่‚‰้บต. A favourite among locals. The soup is beefy and mildly herbal. The beef shin slices are tender and juicy, beefy savoury. Add in their signature spicy butter with spices and chili, and the whole dish is transformed. The herbal beefy soup is now overlaid with spicy heat that lingers in the mouth. The beef slices also taste better with the chili. The thick fat noodles wet with the spiced up soup taste good too.

Restaurant name: Lin Dong Fang Beef Noodles ๆž—ๆฑ่Šณ็‰›่‚‰้บต ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 322, Section 2, Bade Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
Nearest MRT: Nanjing Fuxing (Brown Line)
Tel: +886 2 2752 2556
Hours: 11:00am – 3:00am





๐Ÿ˜‹Liu Shandong Beef Noodles ๅŠ‰ๅฑฑๆฑ็‰›่‚‰้บต. The beefy base stock is sixty years old, kept "alive" by topping up with water and beef bones every morning. No herbs or spices, just pure beef in the pot. In the customer's bowl, the full bodied soup is beefy sweet. Tender juicy slightly chewy beef shin slices from local yellow cows. The noodle is heavy gauge i.e. thick and fat. The strands are served soft outside while the inner core still have a certain stiffness. They also have a stewed beef version ็บข็ƒง็‰›่‚‰้ข where the soup is spiced up with fermented bean paste (but the signature here is the classic version ๆธ…็‚–็‰›่‚‰้ข ).

Restaurant name: Liu Shandong Beef Noodles ๅŠ‰ๅฑฑๆฑ็‰›่‚‰้บต ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 2, Lane 14, Section 1, Kaifeng St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Nearest MRT: NTU Hospital (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2311 3581
Hours: 8:00am – 8:00pm (Sun off)





๐Ÿ˜‹Mao Yuan ่Œ‚ๅœ’. Taiwanese cuisine family restaurant. Fans come here for their signatures - poached chicken, pure squid balls and steamed threadfin fish with salted winter melon puree. They also have blanched plump oysters served smothered in a savoury garlicky starchy sauce. Their most popular dish is poached free range chicken - tender, juicy, smooth with a slight spring to the bite. The jellied fat under the skin bursts with natural chicky sweetness with every bite. Get also their famous ็™ฝ่œๅค cabbage cooked with egg, dried shrimp, ti poh (dried sole fish).

Restaurant name: Mao Yuan ่Œ‚ๅœ’ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 185, Section 2, Chang'an East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
Nearest MRT: Nanjing Fuxing (Brown Line)
Tel: +886 2 2752 8587
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:30pm – 8:30pm





๐Ÿ˜‹Meili ็พŽ้บ—้คๅปณ. Homely Taiwanese dishes here - sausage stuffed with sausage and pork belly stew, fried luffa gourd and shrimp omelette, signature Buddha jump over the wall soup (chicken, yam, pork tendon, trotter, tripe, scallop, sea cucumber, shark fin, mushroom, chicken stock etc), stewed crab over glass noodle, etc.

Restaurant name:  Meili ็พŽ้บ—้คๅปณ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 146, Jinzhou Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491
Nearest MRT: Xingtian Temple (Yellow Line)
Tel: +886 2 2521 0698
Hours: 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Tues off)





๐Ÿ˜‹My Stove My ็ถ serves old school homely Taiwanese dishes. Their signature is the iconic Taiwanese braised pork rice or lo rou fan. It's stewed fatty pork and flavourful braising stock over boiled rice. The stewed pork takes 3 days to cook and feels like it is melting in the mouth, releasing floods of rich savoury sweet flavours. Must also order their soft crunchy pork kidney slices with Japanese yamaimo yam smothered with a house made savoury sweet spicy sauce. Another popular dish is fried threadfin fish which is soaked in kaoliang liquor and air dried overnight.

Restaurant name: My Stove My ็ถ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 9-1, Lane 100, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491
Nearest MRT: Songjiang Nanjing (Yellow Line)
Tel: +886 2 2522 2697
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:30pm – 9:30pm





๐Ÿ˜‹My Sweet Home Small Kitchen ๆˆ‘ๅฎถๅฐๅปšๆˆฟ. Basically Taiwanese mum's cooking done very well. Warm, homely, lovingly prepared. Signatures include stewed pork, pan fried fish, fried egg, bamboo shoot. Simple fresh perch fish fried in a bit of oil in a shallow pan - just like mums would do at home (must try). Pan fried egg with stalks of spring onion. Bamboo shoot stir fried with spring onion and mushrooms. Melty pork belly stewed with fried tofu, soy sauce and rice wine in a small claypot. They also have a pork, cabbage, lotus root, mushroom soup. Another interesting dish is sea snail omelette (I wanna try this).

Restaurant name: My Sweet Home Small Kitchen ๆˆ‘ๅฎถๅฐๅปšๆˆฟ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 115, Yanshou Street, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
Nearest MRT: Nanjing Sanmin (Green Line)
Tel: +886 966 558 669
Hours: Lunch 11:45am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:45pm – 9:00pm (Mon & Tue off)





๐Ÿ˜‹Niu Dian Beef Noodles ็‰›ๅบ—็ฒพ็‡‰็‰›่‚‰้บต. Choice of classic beefy savoury or Sichuan mala spicy flavour soup. Can choose level of spiciness. Medium gauge round noodles which we can also choose the doneness. There's beef spongy tripe, smooth soft tendon and tender juicy shin in the serving. Use of spices is sparing, relying mainly on natural beefiness for flavour. Lots of side dishes like stewed beef intestines etc. Must try their braised dried tofu.

Restaurant name: Niu Dian Beef Noodles ็‰›ๅบ—็ฒพ็‡‰็‰›่‚‰้บต ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 91, Kunming Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
Nearest MRT: Ximen (Green Line)
Tel: +886 2 2389 5577
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm Dinner 5:00pm – 8:00pm (Mon off)





๐Ÿ˜‹No. 1 Food Theater Cuisine ไธ€ๅท็ณงๅ€‰. The beautiful restaurant is located in a lovingly repurposed grain storehouse which the Japanese built during World War II. The building still bears some scars of war with bullet holes pockmarking the external walls. Today, it is a showroom of organic local produce, conference venue,  and a fine restaurant. The signature dish here is beef noodles with prime rib. Savoury sweet beefy soup with noodles and a huge rib with fall-off-the-bone tender juicy meat. The beef and vegetable soup takes 4 days to make, and the rib is stewed for 2 days.

Restaurant name: No. 1 Food Theater Cuisine ไธ€ๅท็ณงๅ€‰ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 2, Alley 3, Lane 346, Section 2, Bade Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
Nearest MRT: Nanjing Fuxing (Brown Line)
Tel: +886 2 2775 1689
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm Dinner 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Mon off)

 




๐Ÿ˜‹Peng Family ๅฝญๅฎถๅœ’Cantonese restaurant with all the usual suspects like sweet and sour pork ribs, crispy fried chicken. The signature here is their deep fried tender juicy duck wrapped in a crispy pod of mashed yam. Layers of savoury sweet flavours in an unusual presentation. There's also steamed egg white smothered with savoury starchy sauce (menu says tofu). Both these old Cantonese dishes are rarely found nowadays even in Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

Restaurant name: Peng Family ๅฝญๅฎถๅœ’ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 60, Dongfeng Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Nearest MRT: Xinyi Anhe (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2704 5152
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:30pm – 9:00pm




๐Ÿ˜‹Serenity ็ฅฅๅ’Œ่”ฌ้ฃŸ. A fine Sichuan style vegetarian restaurant. Popular dishes include julienned cabbage core and finely shredded tofu with truffle. Mix of soft and crunchy textures. Layers of sweetness with a bit of tofu savouriness. The truffle adds its own unique savoury pungent layer to lift this dish to the next level. Another must try is tongue and lips numbing mala spicy fried mushroom. Of course, there is steamed stinky (fermented) tofu. This is served in a herbal savoury mala spicy soupy sauce. They also have a famous fried rice with mushrooms, mock "goose" etc.

Restaurant name: Serenity ็ฅฅๅ’Œ่”ฌ้ฃŸ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018, ๐Ÿ˜‹2019 )
Address: 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, ้ŽฎๆฑŸ่ก—1ๅทท1่™Ÿ 
Nearest MRT: Shandao Temple (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 2 2357 0377
Hours: Lunch 11:00am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm






๐Ÿ˜‹Shuang Yue Food ้›™ๆœˆ้ฃŸๅ“. Famous for their chicken soup. The bowl is overflowing with ingredients - chunks of chicken, clams, cabbage, etc. The free range chicken meat is sweet and tender. The chicken soup is rich with layers of sweet savouriness. They also have ่™ฑ็›ฎ้ฑผ milkfish stomach soup, again with clams and cabbage. Also layers of sweet savouriness but of a different kind, of course. Try also their noodles with sauce which comes smothered with a dozen fresh plump blanched oysters. They have a sell out sesame oil rice (so must come early). Their herbal braised pork, head, skin and offal are very good too.

Restaurant name: Shuang Yue Food ้›™ๆœˆ้ฃŸๅ“ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 6-2, Qingdao East Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Nearest MRT: Shandao Temple (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 2 3393 8953
Hours: Lunch 11:00am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:00pm – 8:00pm (Sun off)





๐Ÿ˜‹Song Kitchen ๅฎ‹ๅปš่œ้คจ is famous for their Peking duck served in 3 courses. First course is the crispy skin folded inside a piece of thick crepe with a stem of spring onion. The roll is eaten with a savoury sweet fermented soy bean paste dip. Second course, duck meat stir fried with bean sprouts. Third course, duck bones stir fried with green vegetable. Other options include making porridge or soup with the duck bones. Other dishes include stir fried pork intestines, spicy stir fried chicken, stir fried pork with glass noodles etc. The thing here is their Peking duck.

Restaurant name: Song Kitchen ๅฎ‹ๅปš่œ้คจ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 14, Lane 15, Section 5, Zhongxiao East Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
Nearest MRT: Taipei City Hall (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 2 2764 4788
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:30pm – 9:00pm (Sun off)





๐Ÿ˜‹Tao Luan Ting Roast Peking Duck Palace ๅŒ—ๅนณ้™ถ็„ถไบญ. Famous old school Peking duck restaurant. Ducks are charcoal roasted and served in 3 courses (as per tradition). Premiere course, gleaming crispy duck skin with a bit of juicy fat underneath and slices of tender juicy meat. Eaten wrapped in a wheat crepe with a stalk of spring onion and savoury fermented bean paste sauce. The remaining meat and bones are made into soup with preserved vegetables and tofu / or stir fried with vegetables.

Restaurant name: Tao Luan Ting Roast Peking Duck Palace ๅŒ—ๅนณ้™ถ็„ถไบญ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: 104, Taiwan, Taipei City, Songshan District, Fuxing North Road, No. 86, 2F
Nearest MRT: Nanjing Fuxing (Brown Line)
Tel: +886 2 2778 7805
Hours: Lunch 11:00am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm






๐Ÿ˜‹Yongkang Beef Noodle ๆฐธๅบท็‰›่‚‰้บต is perhaps Taiwan's most famous beef noodle shop. The signature here are their famously large chunky pieces of tender juicy stewed beef brisket and spongy jelly-like tendon rich in savoury beefy and mild spice (fermented soy bean etc) flavours. The soup is beefy with fermented bean paste flavour and slight spiciness. Get also their side dishes like steamed stewed beef intestines. Touristy spot with slightly premium pricing.

Restaurant name: Yongkang Beef Noodle ๆฐธๅบท็‰›่‚‰้บต ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 17, Lane 31, Section 2, Jinshan South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Nearest MRT: Dongmen (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2351 1051
Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm

 





๐Ÿ˜‹Zui Feng Yuan ้†‰ๆฅ“ๅœ’ๅฐ้คจ. Cantonese restaurant with familiar dishes like sweet and sour pork ribs, fried yam encasing chunks of duck, egg white soup (like a tofu), fried bun, fried lightly battered prawns, crispy fried large intestines, stir fried greens with fermented bean curd etc. The menu is similar to Peng Family, which is another popular Cantonese restaurant in Taipei.

Restaurant name: Zui Feng Yuan ้†‰ๆฅ“ๅœ’ๅฐ้คจ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 5, Lane 8, Section 3, Bade Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
Nearest MRT: Taipei Arena (Green Line)
Tel: +886 2 2577 9528
Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner 5:30pm – 9:00pm

 




๐Ÿ˜‹
A Nan Sesame Chicken ้˜ฟ็”ท้บปๆฒน้›ž. Tender juicy springy to the bite chicken in a full bodied sweet savoury aromatic chicken, ginger and sesame oil soup. Go for the more meaty, more juicy chicken thigh. You can add rice wine to your soup to your taste. Paired with mee suah (rice noodles) tossed in sesame seed oil and topped with fried pungent garlic bits.

Restaurant name: A Nan Sesame Chicken ้˜ฟ็”ท้บปๆฒน้›ž ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 34, Lane 311, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100 (Nanjichang night market)
Nearest MRT: Longshan Temple (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 955 572 506
Hours: 5:00pm – 12:00 midnight (Mon off)





๐Ÿ˜‹Stinky Tofu Boss ่‡ญ่€้—† ็พ่’ธ่‡ญ่ฑ†่…. Steamed smooth soft stinky tofu served in a savoury spicy soupy sauce. Main flavours are from fermented bean paste and fermented (stinky) tofu. They also have a popular bitter gourd noodle in a savoury sweet subtly bitter soup. This is a vegetarian shop (no egg). 

Restaurant name: Stinky Tofu Boss ่‡ญ่€้—† ็พ่’ธ่‡ญ่ฑ†่… ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 6, Lane 313, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100 (Nanjichang night market)
Nearest MRT: Longshan Temple (Blue Line)
Tel: +886 2 2305 2078
Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm (Weds off)

 




๐Ÿ˜‹Liu Yu Zi ๅŠ‰่Š‹ไป” is Ningxia Street night market's famous fried yam (taro) ball stall. There are 2 flavours - plain yam ball and yam ball with pork floss and salted duck egg yolk filling. The outside of the fried yam ball is crisp while the inside is softer with or without filling. The yam balls are savoury sweet, with the pork floss and salted egg yolk filled balls having more layered flavours.

Restaurant name: Liu Yu Zi ๅŠ‰่Š‹ไป” ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103 (Ningxia street night market)
Nearest MRT: Shuanglian (Red Line)
Tel: +886 920 091 595
Hours: 5:00pm – 1:00am






๐Ÿ˜‹Rong's Pork Liver ่ฑฌ่‚ๆฆฎไป” is a 60 year old, third generation Ningxia night market stall. Savoury sweet subtly tangy soup with gently crunchy thick pork liver slices or spongy pork maw. Customers can mix both in the same bowl of soup. The soup is made by boiling pork bones and preserved cabbage.

Restaurant name: Rong's Pork Liver ่ฑฌ่‚ๆฆฎไป” ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: 103, Taiwan, Taipei City, Datong District, Ningxia Road, Stall #010 (Ningxia street night market)
Nearest MRT: Shuangliang (Red Line)
Tel: +886 932 007 229
Hours: 6:30pm – 11:30pm (Mon off)







๐Ÿ˜‹Chen Dong Pork Ribs Medicinal Herbs Soup ้™ณ่‘ฃ่—ฅ็‡‰ๆŽ’้ชจ. Owner's grandma's herbal pork rib soup recipe. The savoury sweet meat is infused with herbal flavours by hours of boiling and simmering. They also have lamb soup.

Restaurant name: Chen Dong Pork Ribs Medicinal Herbs Soup ้™ณ่‘ฃ่—ฅ็‡‰ๆŽ’้ชจ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 160, Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105 (Raohe night market)
Nearest MRT: Songshan (Green Line)
Tel: +886 910 901 933
Hours: 4:30pm – 12:30am







๐Ÿ˜‹Ancestor Fuzhou Black Pepper Bun ็ฆๅทžไธ–็ฅ–่ƒกๆค’้ค…. There are many Fuzhou black pepper cake stalls in Taiwan. Ancestor ไธ–็ฅ– is one of several famous brands. There is always a long queue at their Raohe Street night market stall strategically located at the entrance arch. But, the queue clears very fast as they have an efficient production system. Everything is handmade on the spot - kneading the dough, packing in the chopped spring onion and minced pork seasoned with black pepper, dust the buns outside with sesame seeds, bake the buns in a tandoor style charcoal fired oven. The buns are crispy chewy outside, and inside the pork ball is tender and juicy. It is full of savoury sweet flavours with a bit of peppery taste and aroma of spring onion. One of the must try snacks when you visit Taiwan.

Restaurant name: Ancestor Fuzhou Black Pepper Bun ็ฆๅทžไธ–็ฅ–่ƒกๆค’้ค… ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 249, Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105 (Raohe night market)
Nearest MRT: Songshan (Green Line)
Tel: +886 958 126 223
Hours: 5:00pm - 12:00 midnight





๐Ÿ˜‹Shi Boss Spicy Tofu ๆ–ฝ่€้—†้บป่พฃ่‡ญ่ฑ†่… serves duck blood curd and boiled stinky tofu in a tongue and lip numbing mala spicy savoury soup. Customers can choose the level of spiciness.

Restaurant name: Shi Boss Spicy Tofu ๆ–ฝ่€้—†้บป่พฃ่‡ญ่ฑ†่…  ( ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 189, Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105 (Raohe night market)
Nearest MRT: Songshan (Green Line)
Tel: +886 926 770 956
Hours: 4:30pm – 12:00 midnight





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Hai You Pork Ribs ๆตทๅ‹ๅๅ…จๆŽ’้ชจ herbal pork ribs similar to herbal bak kut teh in Malaysia. Second generation owner, the tender juicy pork ribs are well infused with herbal savoury sweet flavours.

Restaurant name: Hai You Pork Ribs ๆตทๅ‹ๅๅ…จๆŽ’้ชจ ( ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 49, Dadong Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111 (Shilin night market)
Nearest MRT: Shilin (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2888 1959
Hours: 2:30pm – 1:00am





๐Ÿ˜‹Liang Ji Lu Wei ๆข่จ˜ๆปทๅ‘ณ night market braised meats stall. Over sixty kinds of braised pork, duck, offal, fish cake, tofu etc. Most popular braised items are duck tongue, pork blood curd, chicken feet, pig uterus etc. The braising stock is mildly herbal with savoury soy sauce. Eaten with savoury or spicy hot sauce and stir fried pickled vegetable.

Restaurant name: Liang Ji Lu Wei ๆข่จ˜ๆปทๅ‘ณ ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 33, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 (LinJiang Street night market)
Nearest MRT: Xinyi Anhe (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2738 5052
Hours: 6:00pm – 1:30am (Tues off)






๐Ÿ˜‹Luo Ji Xiao Chao ้งฑ่จ˜ๅฐ็‚’ is a small humble stir fry shop like zhi char stall in Singapore. Dishes are cooked on order with fresh ingredients. Examples of local flavours include meaty snail stir fried with leafy greens and chili pepper, Aussie beef stir fried with kang kong (another vegetable) and chili pepper, stir fried clams with ginger/ chili pepper/ Chinese cooking wine, stir fried lamb, etc. The stir fry dishes have good wok hei (the toasty aroma and taste of caramelised sauces and starch from the searing hot wok).

Restaurant name: Luo Ji Xiao Chao ้งฑ่จ˜ๅฐ็‚’ ( ๐Ÿ˜‹2018 )
Address: No. 27, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 (LinJiang Street night market)
Nearest MRT: Xinyi Anhe (Red Line)
Tel: +886 2 2708 1027
Hours: 5:00pm - 12:00 midnight (Mon off)

 


This list will be updated when the Taiwan Michelin Guide 2020 is released.

References:

Taipei Michelin Bib Gourmand 2019
Taipei Michelin Bib Gourmand 2018

Date: 1 May 2020

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