[Taipei] Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice is a well-known eatery (at least among the locals) in Taipei that serves one of the most popular Taiwanese dishes, “Lu Rou Fan” otherwise known as Braised Pork Rice).
There are several other places in the Roosevelt Road (Luosifu Lu) neighbourhood that serve braised pork rice, but this hole-in-the-wall dining spot has a reputation for being the best in town.
The good news is that this place is budget-friendly with reasonably priced dishes that come in big portions.
Keep in mind that there is usually a line in front of Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice, especially during lunch hours.
Do not expect too much from the interior, as this place is more like casual local eatery than an actual restaurant.
The tables are close to one another, and there is a chance that you will have to share a table with other guests. If you are in a hurry, you can always take your food to go.
The Braised Pork Rice, priced at NT$30, NT$40, NT$50 (SGD1.30, SGD1.80, SGD2.50) for their small, medium and large bowls, is definitely the signature dish here at Jin Feng in Taipei.
The dish is served with a large amount of rice and topped off with a slice of bitter melon and braised pork.
One thing to note is that while Singaporeans are used to bowls with loads of meat with less rice. The reverse seems to apply to many Lu Rou Fan stalls in Taiwan where there is very little meat in contrast to rice.
I also noticed that other restaurants that offer this dish tend to serve it with more fat than meat, which is not the case here.
The draw to me was the savoury sauce on the fluffy rice, when paired with hot soup was very comforting.
You can also choose to have the braised pork on noodles, bee hoon, or clear vermicelli, all priced very affordably at NT$30 (SGD$1.30).
The Taiwanese style of bee hoon is extremely thin, which absorbs the sauce well, making it more flavourful on every bite.
On the menu, you will find other dishes such as Thick Pork Soup (NT$50), Ginseng Chicken Soup (NT$55), Pig Intestine Soup (NT$55), Pork Belly (NT$35), and Braised Tofu (NT$20).
The easiest way to reach Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice is to take the train and get off at the Chang Kai-Chek Memorial Station. From there, it should be about a 10-minute walk until you reach this eatery. (If not, cab or uber.)
Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯
No. 10, Section 1, Roosevelt Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100 (Near Chang Kai-Chek Memorial Station)
Tel: +886 2 2396 0808
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 1:00am Daily
Google Maps – Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice
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