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.
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Pepper pork buns. Shilin Night Market
Sugar-coated fruits. Shilin Night Market
And 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.
Smoothie House ‘s Super Mango Snowflake Ice with sorbet. No.15, Yongkang St., Da’an District
Papaya milk shake. Shilin Night Market
Giant grilled squid. Shilin Night Market
Oyster omelette. Shilin Night Market
Oyster Mee Sua. Shilin Night Market
Sausage wrapped in glutinous rice. Shilin Night Market
The famous phallic waffles. Shilin Night Market
Your very own catch of the day. Shilin Night Market Best way to dive into the Taipei foodie experience is to have a bowl of their Beef Noodle Soup. So I had two.
Lin 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.
Yong 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.
From 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.