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Tastes of Taipei

 
Shilin Night Market, Raohe Street Tourist Night Market, Ningxia Road Night Market, Huaxi Str eet Tourist Night Market ...
The special culture of night markets in Taiwan makes Taipei even more exciting. Taiwanese loves the night markets where gather all kinds of snacks and various shops of clothes, shoes, accessories, groceries, household goods and etc. The price is practical enough to satisfy your shopping desires. All kinds of game booths make adults and children linger, such as paper net fishing, marbles and so on.
 
Shilin Night Market
〔Location〕:Shilin District, Taipei City. Between Dadong Rd., Danan Rd., Wenlin Rd., Jihe Rd. and the surroundings.
〔Guide〕:Shilin Night Market is the biggest one in Taipei, and also the must-visit one for foreign tourists. Must-eat foods: Oyster Omelets, Sausage Wrapped in Glutinous Rice, Stir-fried Squids, Snowflake ice, Qinwaxiadan, Chicken Cutlet, Stinky Tofu, Shanghainese steam-fried baozi, Ribs Stewed in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Shilin Super Size Sausages.  
 
〔Location〕:Between Sec 4, Bade Rd., and Songhe St., and the parallel Raohe St., Songshan Dist., Taipei City.
〔Guide〕:Raohe Street Night Market is the oldest tourist night market in Taipei City, not in a big size but with all the booths concentrated together. Those regular customers can find the booth they want to eat very quickly. Must-eat foods: Oyster thin noodles, Ribs Stewed in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Crispy Pepper Baked Pie, Dongshan marinated duck head, stinky tofu…  
 
〔Location〕:Ningxia Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City. Between Nanjing W Rd. and Minsheng W Rd.
〔Guide〕:Ningxia Road Night Market is the one reported highly by gourmet magazines and networks. It spreads along Minsheng W Rd., Nanjing W Rd. and the middle section of Chongching N Rd. There are mainly Taiwan traditional snacks, the most yearned one among them is the old-time tastes around Datong circle, which is also discussed enthusiastically by elder residents of Taipei.  
 
〔Location〕:Jinghua street, Wenshan Dist., Taipei City.
 
〔Guide〕:The tasty foods in Jinmei Night Market are countless. Delicious and big Jingmei Shanghainese steam-fried baozi, Crispy and tasty A-Lang fried chicken, fragant Zheng grilled food, winter tonics angelica duck and sesame oil chicken, simple and delicious quail eggs and scalded squid…  
 
Huaxi Street Tourist Night Market

 
〔Location〕:Huaxi Street, Wanhua Dist., Taipei City
 
〔Guide〕:This is the first tourist night market in Taiwan, selling all kinds of mountain foods, seafood and snacks. It’s one of favorite attractions for domestic and foreign tourists. Every evening, there are many foreign tourists holding travel guides for food.  
 
 
Din Tai Fung, Lao Zhang Beef Noodle Shop, King Join, Laotianlu Braised Foods, Seasons Garden Restaurant…
The snack culture of Taipei is famous everywhere. Din Tai Fung has stores around the world. New York Times has honored it as one of top ten gourmet restaurants. In recent years, it has developed into the international chain enterprise with Chinese and ZeJian cuisines. Except for the most representative steamed dumplings, you must taste these delicious cuisines, such as fried rice with eggs and shrimp, steamed chicken soup, steamed vegetable and fish dumplings and so on.
 
1.Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung

 
〔Location〕:No. 194, Sec. 2, Xinyi Rd., Daan Dist., Taipei City
〔Guide〕:Steamed dumplings of Din Tai Fung are famous all over the world. 16-gram stuffing with nice balances of the fat and lean meat. 5-gram dumpling wrappers seals with 18 folds, thin and chewing. Steamed dumplings, steamed chicken soup and fried rice with eggs and shrimps are signature dishes.  
2.Lao Zhang Beef Noodle Shop

Lao Zhang Beef Noodle Shop
 
〔Location〕:Main store in Taipei Zhongzheng Dist: No. 105, Aiguo E. Rd. (Intersection of Lishui Street) Nanchang branch: No. 50-2, Sec. 1, Nanchang Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City
〔Guide〕: Authentic Szechwan-style beef noodle soup, hand-rolled thin noodles by masters, topped with deep rich brown soup, plus marinated chewing soft and crystal clear beef cubes, then sprinkle with the Yilan Sanxing diced green onion. A bowl of beef noodles with color, scent and taste is completed.  
3.King Join

King Join
 
〔Location〕:No. 18, Siwei Rd., Daan Dist., Taipei City.
〔Guide〕:It is the historical and world famous Chinese court gourmet expert and the well-known healthy vegetarian restaurant in Taiwan. Many products of King Join not only won the gold medal of Chinese Culinary Exhibition Competition, but also is honored as the most distinctive restaurant in Taiwan by UCC Tourism France and China Jiangsu Tourism News.  
4.Laotianlu Braised Foods

Laotianlu Braised Foods
 
〔Location〕:No. 56, Chengdu Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City.
〔Guide〕:The local old store more than 60 years. It is the famous must-visit store for Taiwan and Hong Kong celebrities and gourmands. Now it becomes the places to chase old tastes by China tourists. All kinds of braised foods such as duck tongues and duck wings are popular best sellers. A variety of Shanghai pastry cakes and tea foods are the great nostalgic tastes.  
5.Seasons Garden Restaurant

Seasons Garden Restaurant
 
〔Location〕:No. 324, Sec. 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Daan Dist., Taipei City
〔Guide〕:Casserole chicken broth soup of Seasons Garden Restaurant is cooked 8 hours with 30 old hens. Then continue to boil with local chicken, scallops and Jinhua ham for 3-4 hours. The soup is strong with nice fragrance. Add abalone, shark’s fin, bamboo fungus and other fine materials to make delicious pots. Except for chicken soup, Szechwan-style cuisines are improved to suit the modern concept of healthy diet with less salty and spicy.
 
Exotic Cuisine
 
Fei-qian, Yun-cheng Thai and Myanmar Cuisine, Anzu Japanese pork chop, Bolero, Sheraton Taipei Hotel~Pizza Pub…
1.Fei-qian

Fei-qian
〔Location〕:No. 13-2, Ln. 121, Sec. 1, Zhongshan N Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City
〔Guide〕:The must-eat in Fei-qian is the most popular eel rice. Eating eel in summer is the tradition of Japan. It is said that it can strengthen the vigor. After marinating rich-fat eel, grill them well to be fresh soft and attractively glossy. Skewered food is cheap and delicious. Popular skewered eel livers with sweet sauce are fresh and delicious. It is always sold out very quickly, buy it earlier if you want to taste it.  
2.Yun-cheng Thai and Myanmar Cuisine
 
Yun-cheng Thai and Myanmar Cuisine
 
〔Location〕:No. 2, Ln. 231, Fuxing N Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City
〔Guide〕:Since the establishment, it stresses on home tastes with diligent and various dishes. The homemade Burma shrimp paste is made by repeating many processes to make scents of shrimps richer. Fry water spinach with it to mix the paste and stems completely; it tastes crispy with nice scent. It is the signature dish here.
3.Anzu Japanese pork chop –Fuxing shop 
Anzu Japanese pork chop –Fuxing shop
 
〔Location〕:No. 2, Ln. 271, Sec. 2, Fuxing S. Rd., Daan Dist., Taipie City
〔Guide〕:From Kyushu of Japan, known for dainty on pig breeds and organic vegetables. Except for Japanese-style pork chops, it also introduced the sauce and apparatus of orthodox culture in fried pork chops.  
4.Bolero
Bolero
〔Location〕:No. 314, Minsheng W. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City. (Main shop)
〔Guide〕:Bolero is the most historical western restaurant in Taipei. It is established in 1934, known for “country curry rice” and “delicate western meal”. At the same time, Bolero is also the cultural center, many artists will exchange opinions and debate current affairs. Besides, it is a popular place for matchmaking.  
5.Sheraton Taipei Hotel~Pizza Pub

Sheraton Taipei Hotel~Pizza Pub
 
〔Location〕:B1, No. 12, Sec., 1, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei City 〔Guide〕:You must eat pizza when you come to Pizza Pub. There is a special oven in Pizza Pub, freshly handmade roll roast, no matter traditional or creative grilled pizzas are both popular. Many people do not taste enough on site and bring take-away to enjoy at home.   
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