Overseas – Taipei


10 Must-Go Food Places In Taipei, Especially For 1st Time Visitors

Since I have been getting questions on ”What are the die-die must eats in Taipei?”, especially since there are going to be a number of first time visitors. The Taiwanese night markets 夜市 are a MUST VISIT, and I may just rank Rao He Night Market饒河夜市 and the more under-rated Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市 and Shi Da Night Market 師大夜市, well above the overly-tourist Shilin Night Market士林夜市. Well, the 9 street food places listed here are also touristy-places (1 is a more fine-dining restaurant), many come with extremely long queue and wait. If you have a Taipei foodie-list......

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Hangzhou Xiao Long Bao 杭州小籠湯包 - The Other Famous Dumpling Shop In Taipei, With Michelin Bib Gourmand

Hangzhou Xiao Long Bao 杭州小籠湯包 – The Other Famous Dumpling Shop In Taipei, With Michelin Bib Gourmand

A Taiwanese friend told me that while the tourists go for extra-super-famous Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐, the locals head to the more ‘humble’ Hangzhou Xiao Long Bao 杭州小籠湯包. Founded by the Huang brothers who were raised in the Huaguang Community, Hangzhou Xiao Long Bao is a family-run business...

March 08, 2018
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Liu Yu Zai 劉芋仔芋餅 – Fried Taro Ball With Salted Egg At Ningxia Market Taipei, With Michelin Bib Gourmand

Liu Yu Zai 劉芋仔芋餅 – Fried Taro Ball With Salted Egg At Ningxia Market Taipei, With Michelin Bib Gourmand

Two stalls from Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市 made it into the inaugural Taipei Michelin Bib Gourmand. One’s Rong’s Pork Liver豬肝榮仔, and the other is Liu Yu Zai Fried Taro Ball 劉芋仔芋餅. Liu Yu Zai Fried Taro Ball is easily the stall with the longest queue, but the hawkers...

March 07, 2018
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Taipei Michelin Bib Gourmand 2018. Fuzhou Black Pepper Bun, Fu Hang Soy Milk And Yongkang Beef Noodles Awarded

Taipei Michelin Bib Gourmand 2018. Fuzhou Black Pepper Bun, Fu Hang Soy Milk And Yongkang Beef Noodles Awarded

The Michelin stars will be arriving to Taipei next week, but first… the Michelin Bib Gourmand list. The Bib Gourmand is awarded to restaurants and street stalls under a certain price range. There are 36 awardees, of which 10 are located in Taipei’s popular night markets. Some of...

March 06, 2018
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Monga Coffee Roasters 丸花豆倉 – Daily Limited Earl Grey Crème Brulee With Pour Over Coffee In Taipei

Monga Coffee Roasters 丸花豆倉 – Daily Limited Earl Grey Crème Brulee With Pour Over Coffee In Taipei

There’s something alluring about Taiwan’s café which you don’t usually get in Singapore. Some attributed the charming element as a form of 文青 (hipster) or 慢活 (slow-living) attitude, and Monga Coffee Roasters probably have a bit of both. Smacked right in between Ximending and Longshan Temple metro station,...

January 28, 2018
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