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Taipei Food Diary

December 6, 2015

Let me sing my praises to the land that celebrates the Beef Noodle Soup (see Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival) and the city that blessed this world with bubble tea drinks and Din Tai Fung. Home to some of the world’s most extraordinary and sometimes highly-amusing food, Taipei is definitely worth a foodie’s homage.

IMG_9900DSCF0381DSCF0385Fu Hang Dou Jiang‘s soy milks, sweet and savoury, paired with omelette and roasted flatbread for that traditional Taiwanese breakfast. HuaShan Market Building, 2F, Zhongxiao E. Rd.

DSCF0392IMG_9769IMG_9916Yehliu Geopark  No.167-1, Kangton Rd.,Yeh Liu Village, Wanli Dist., Xinbei.

DSCF0336Pepper pork buns. Shilin Night Market 

DSCF0098DSCF0058Sugar-coated fruits. Shilin Night Market 

DSCF0052DSCF0050And here, my friend, is one of the most interesting food I’ve had, and I have had plenty of those. I still don’t know what it’s called or what it is exactly, and the mystery just adds to its charm. Imagine jacket potatoes somewhat deep fried to crispiness, throw everything in there. Eggs, corn, ham, pineapple, tuna (probably), you name it, and topped with that cheesy gooey goodness.


It is a genius concoction that no one possibly think could work. But it did. And it was a surprising treat that only came about when I saw a long queue for this mysterious snack. And knowing me, if there’s a queue, trust that I would be there too.

DSCF0083DSCF0146Smoothie House ‘s Super Mango Snowflake Ice with sorbet.  No.15, Yongkang St., Da’an District

DSCF0193 DSCF0198 Papaya milk shake. Shilin Night Market 

DSCF0204 DSCF0208 Giant grilled squid. Shilin Night Market 

DSCF0215 Oyster omelette. Shilin Night Market 

DSCF0236Oyster Mee Sua. Shilin Night Market 

DSCF0257 DSCF0269 Sausage wrapped in glutinous rice. Shilin Night Market 

DSCF0233The famous phallic waffles. Shilin Night Market 


Your very own catch of the day. Shilin Night Market DSCF0285 Best way to dive into the Taipei foodie experience is to have a bowl of their Beef Noodle Soup. So I had two.

DSCF0137Lin Dong Fang  is a hole-in-the-wall that’s been serving the old school version of the soup for more than three decades. No English signage, just spot the long queue. No. 274 Bade Road, Section 2, Zhongshan District.

DSCF0131DSCF0115IMG_9883Yong Kang Beef Noodle  is a heavyweight in the Beef Noodle business, and is my personal favorite. The quality of meat and tendons, and the flavourful broth is a knock out. No.17, Lane 31, Jinshan South Road, Section 2, Da’an District.

IMG_9882DSCF0419From beef noodles to chicken feet skewers, to monstrous squids and naughty waffles, Taipei is a sacred place for the glutton in all of us. The food will definitely excite your senses and awaken your soul.


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