Taipei is always the top destination and also the culinary paradise of Taiwan. Taipei street food is very attractive, but did you know that besides the main dishes of the day, snacks, especially desserts, also play an equally important role in Taiwanese cuisine culture? Young Taiwanese also like to eat snacks just as much as our Taipei team. So, where to eat in Taipei and best places to eat in Taipei? In this article we will share with you 7 food you must eat in Taipei and Taipei recommended restaurants (recommended restaurant in Taipei) including best local restaurants you must try in Taipei, must eat restaurant Taipei (Taipei must eat restaurants), must go restaurants in Taipei (Taipei restaurant must go), must try restaurants in Taipei (restaurants to try in Taipei, Taipei must try restaurants) and must visit restaurants in Taipei to find out the answer!
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Mixed rice rolls at Liu Mama Rice Ball
Besides Youtiao (Chinese doughnut stick, Chinese cruller, fried breadstick) and hot pork ribs porridge, rice rolls and soy milk are also two of Taiwanese’s favorite breakfast dishes. Rice rolls is extremely convenient to take away every morning to work, warm soy milk will help replenish the body’s energy throughout the working day. Usually you will have 2 options for rice rolls, white rice or glutinous rice will be used to roll the meat and other topping inside. For some other options, you can ask them to sprinkle more cheese on top to taste better.
Soy milk will be served in the traditional way (the ivory color soy milk that we often use at home) and the type cooked with red beans, which smells very good. When drinking, there will be more sweetness and fat from red beans, very delicious taste. If you go to Taipei and want to find something to eat in the morning, remember to try these two dishes at Mama Lau, make sure you will love it.
Liu Mama Rice Ball
Address: 106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Da’an District, Section 2, Hangzhou South Road, No. 88
Hours: 5–11:30AM / Monday: Closed
Phone: +886 3 393 6915
Price: 40 TWD – 50TWD ($1.28 – $1.6)
Hamburger in Taiwanese style at Lan Jia Gua Bao
Does anyone remember Baozi in Saigon? If you ever have the opportunity to enjoy the meat dumplings here, you definitely must be a big fan of Taiwanese cuisine. Coming to Taipei, you definitely have to try the meat dumplings (Taiwanese Pork Belly Buns, Steamed Sandwich), also known as the Taiwanese hamburger at Lan Jia Gua Bao. The dish is famous for its meat prepared and seasoned extremely well. Gua Bao served with vegetables and peanuts covered on top layer. Just taking a bite would be too “happy”.
Besides the delicious dumplings, the shop also serves pig stomach soup. The soup is simple but will reduce the fat and help you not getting too greasy after eating dumplings. The broth is made from the pig leg bone so it will have a natural light sweet taste. This is also a dish many people call when coming to the shop, so you should try it.
Lan Jia Steamed Sandwich Shop
No. 3, Aly. 8, Ln. 316, Sec. 3, Roosevelt Rd., Daan Dist, Taipei, Taiwan
Hours: 11AM–12AM / Monday: Closed
Price: 40 TWD – 60 TWD ($1.28 – $1.92)
Phone: +886 2 2368 2060
Twin-Side Hot Pot (Couples hot pot) at Wu Lao Guo
Taiwanese’s hot pot eating culture is very “vibrant” and varied. You will easily find many brands and restaurants specializing in serving twin-side hotpot (couples hotpot). However, Wu Lao Guo is a restaurant favored by many domestic and foreign tourists. The presentation and decoration style of Wu Lao Guo is always appreciated as well as along with the good service. The food is fresh and available to serves diners.
The true twin-side hot pot will have 2 parts, a hot spicy part, dip the food in will absorb the seasoning. The rest of the hotpot will be milky, fat, aromatic, bringing two different tastes to the eaters. This is a dish not to be missed in the list of what to eat in Taipei. A hotpot set is enough for 2-6 people, comfortable to choose.
Wu Lao Guo
Address: 2F, No. 55, Section 1, Zhonghua Road, Taipei
Hours: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Prices: 1.899 TWD – 5.199 TWD ($60.88 – $166.66)