Restaurant Taipei

Chang Qing Restaurant: Last Stop for Dumplings in Taipei

My last mission was based on nothing more than a dumpling photo from a W Taipei guide, which led me past luxe shops like Louis Vuitton, Gucci and wedding showrooms to reach Chang Qing...
Restaurant Taipei

Xi Le Man Zu Noodle House: Standout Taipei Niu Rou Mian

Two famous beef noodle soup restaurants are located around the corner from Din Tai Fung, but everybody knows about them. VG Gallery Studio Cafe co-owner Eric Huang directed me to a viable alternative around...
Restaurant Taipei

Shan Xi Dao Xiao Mien: Knife-Cut Noodle Technology

Navigating Taipei without the ability to speak Mandarin (or read Chinese) can be a major challenge, but since I don’t like to limit myself to an itinerary, downtime explorations were inevitable. Promising leads melted...
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1010: Hunan Salvation at 11th Hour in Taipei

My first two Taipei restaurant choices closed, and it was almost strike three, but 1010, located on the sixth floor of the Eslite Bookstore building, bailed me out with stylish Hunan-style cuisine. Pork Rib...
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Chen’s Oyster Rolls: Special Taiwanese Seafood in Tainan

We took a break from an epic Tainan street food crawl to take a boat ride down the mangrove-framed canal that runs alongside Cao Da-jhong Temple. Maybe it was the giant, prehistoric-looking crabs that...
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Tainan Street Food Crawl

Our tour of Tainan with lifelong local Elisa Lu started food-free, complete with the impressive Datianhou Gong Temple, Dutch-built Fort Provintia, and a lesson on Taiwan’s original naming as Isla Formosa by the Portuguese....