Taipei: Yong Kang Beef Noodle

If Singaporeans argue over where is the better chicken rice, I suppose Taiwanese would beg to differ with each other on whether is the better beef noodles.

Yes, we actually some a glimpse of this conversation where our Taipei based friends insisted that Yong Kang was the place to eat beef noodles. So this is a eating trip right (culture totally took a back seat here), so after our first xiao long bao lunch, we actually headed to Yong Kang beef noodles for our second lunch.  Continue reading

Taipei: 红翻天生猛海鲜Hong Fan Tian Live Seafood

This was a restaurant located really near our hotel which our friends brought us to for dinner. Feels like one of those fresh seafood places we see around in Singapore, where you select which seafood you like and they cook it on the spot. Of course, the freshness is likely to be better and as we found out, the prices were very very decent as well. We rushed here (kinda) after a day of taking photos around the CKS Memorial Hall, including this rather funny shot below:

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Taipei: 盛園絲瓜小籠湯包 Sheng Yuan Si Gua Xiao Long Bao

I’m so glad that when S and J brought us to eat xiao long bao, they did not bring us to din tai fung, but to another XLB place, which they said was just as good and one of their favourite places. We have din tai fung in Singapore, so I did not really fancy visiting it again, even though the flagship Taiwanese branch is super famous. Continue reading

Taiwan street food in Tainan: a coda

This is the third post detailing my eating adventures in Taiwan. Previous posts include the sun moon restaurant and du fun cafe. I wondered about how I write about the food considering that the way to eat in Taiwan is just eat one dish at one place and hop on to the next one and this continues until we cry out ‘stop’ for our tummies just cannot take it anymore. I’ve decided to just detail what I’ve eaten in a particular city in one post (If I did not have a proper sit down meal), but this does not mean that the places I ate at are the best, there are many other stalls waiting to be discovered. I was just lucky that I was with several locals who knew where to go most of the time. Continue reading