[Taipei] When at Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市 in Taipei, make sure to check out Fang Chia 方家雞肉飯 (stall Number 60).
It offers two simple dishes done well – Shredded Chicken Rice (its top biller) and an equally excellent Braised Tofu. Order them separately or a combo as they do complement each other as a delectable meal.
You can reach Ningxia Night Market via Red Line 2 Shuanglian (雙連) station, Exit 1. Turn left onto Minsheng West Road (民生西路) heading west, then take a 6-8 minute walk ‘til you see the night market on the left side.
A new Bib Gourmand entrant to the Taipei Michelin Guide, Fang Chia serves up its signature dish of Shredded Chicken Rice affordably at NT$35 (SGD1.60).
The chicken rice in Taiwan is quite different from those you experience in Singapore. Interesting to know that some places such as Chiayi (嘉義) is known for offering Turkey Rice (and in Mandarin, both all shorten as ”ji” 雞.)
A metal bowl comes with shredded chicken meat on fluffy short-grained rice, then drizzled with some special sauce and oil.
Be warned as this simple yet aromatic dish might lure you for seconds.
Pair your chicken rice with their light and velvety tofu cubes (NT$35 for 2 pieces), braised in a spiced marinade, and contrastingly topped with a thick soy sauce paste.
I couldn’t resist having the Lu Rou Fan aka Braised Pork Rice as well (NT$35, SGD1.60), and didn’t regret.
This had got to be one of the best three bowls I had in Taipei, with melt-in-the-mouth fatty pork belly, and that sauce that was seeped into the rice was both tasty and comforting.
For a more filling meal, you can order stir-fried dishes and soup, such as Eggs with Onion (NT$40), Pork Rib Soup (NT$55), Egg with Seaweed Soup (NT$55) and Winter Melon Pork Ribs with Clams Soup (NT$55).
Fang Chia Shredded Chicken on the Rice 方家雞肉飯
Ningxia Night Market Stall 60, 44-2, Ningxia Road, Datong, Taipei, 110, Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 3700 0008
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 12am (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
Google Maps – Ningxia Night Market