• Taiwan Eats: 八月堂 Hazukido

    Taiwan Eats: 八月堂 Hazukido

    I don’t usually eat sweets or bread. I don’t really care for bread for that matter. Usually it’s easy for me to take a bite and say “bye bye” real fast since it doesn’t do well for my weight anyway. HOWEVER… these are pretty irresistible !!!!! These are located on top of Taipei Main Station […]

  • Taiwan Eats: 飯 Bar Station , Funbar

    Taiwan Eats: 飯 Bar Station , Funbar

    This is a trendy style Chinese restaurant and it’s quite tasty! You can find many traditional dishes done nicely. My favorite is the pork belly (東坡肉) and Shanghai Bok Choi Rice (上海菜飯). The meat was tender but not oily. The sauce was just right. The rice was nice and bouncy and just the right flavor. […]

  • Taipei Eats: 銷魂麵舖 Spicy Noodle

    Taipei Eats: 銷魂麵舖 Spicy Noodle

    I found this in 新光三越 (Shin Kong Mitsukoshi) A11 美食街 (food court basement level) … um… with a crazy line during the weekend. I vowed to come try it when it’s not as busy during the week. There’s still a line during the week! But manageable! It’s spicy but not too spicy. I don’t find […]

  • Taiwan Eats: Mazendo 麻膳堂

    Taiwan Eats: Mazendo 麻膳堂

    This place is supposed to be known for their spicy noodles but the GEM I found is their Hainan Chicken RICE!!!!!!!!!! Their rice has a lemongrass flavor scented through and not oily. The chicken was better than what I remembered in Singapore… chicken was warm and tender and the bones were still red inside but […]

  • Taiwan Eats: 晶華冠軍牛肉麵 Regent CBN Champion Beef Noodles

    Taiwan Eats: 晶華冠軍牛肉麵 Regent CBN Champion Beef Noodles

    This place won championship in beef noodle competition in 2015. It may or may not fit your taste depending on what type of beef noodles you like. I found it kind of cheesy they have “Champion Beef Noodles” right smack on the outside but I guess it does help people realize who they while walking […]

  • Taiwan Eats: 一蘭 拉麵 Ichiran Ramen

    Taiwan Eats: 一蘭 拉麵 Ichiran Ramen

    Noodles were great. Soup was great. Extra plate of meat wasn’t so great. Just get their traditional Char Siu. Don’t get the extra $148 plate of 燒肉. It wasn’t tender. Didn’t love that. Otherwise, everything was great! I ordered 10 times the spicy and then ordered slightly harder noodles which I thought was smart. The […]

  • Taiwan Eats: 肉割烹 ゆう-Nikukappou Yuu

    Taiwan Eats: 肉割烹 ゆう-Nikukappou Yuu

    If you love beef and love marbled melt in your mouth beef from Japan (Omi beef)….Come here. Highly recommended. It’s about ten courses of amazing. There’s only space for about ten guests per dinner sitting. Menu is fixed but you can tell them about allergies and preferences for substitution, etc. Service is friendly and nice. […]

  • Taiwan Eats: Kiki Restaurant Kiki 餐廳

    Taiwan Eats: Kiki Restaurant Kiki 餐廳

    This is a chain opened by 藍心湄. It’s not like something that’s ultra ultra special but the taste is so good! For those that like spicy food, this is the place to come. The menu is expansive and the food is super well cooked. I really suggest 蒼蠅頭 as a must order if you like […]

  • Taiwan Eats: Palais De Chine (Michelin 3 Stars) 君品酒店 頤宮 (米其林 3 星)

    Taiwan Eats: Palais De Chine (Michelin 3 Stars) 君品酒店 頤宮 (米其林 3 星)

    Seems like I’m always eating… but this one is a must go and repeat! Must go and repeat! Must go and repeat! Chinese Site: https://www.palaisdechinehotel.com/tw/restaurant.php English Site: https://www.palaisdechinehotel.com/en/restaurant.php Couple things to note: It’s Dim Sum on steroids. Reservations are hard… hard… did I say hard? Call in the FIRST of the month to get a […]

  • Taiwan Eats: 海底撈 Hai Di Lao Hot Pot

    Taiwan Eats: 海底撈 Hai Di Lao Hot Pot

    I love hotpot and Taiwan has the best hot pot places. This particular chain though is from China and I can’t say enough good stuff about it. First of all, the meat is delicious. Second, they have a bagillion sauces for you to choose from. Third, their service is top notch. We sat down, immediately […]

  • Yen 紫艷 at W Hotel -Oh My Duck…

    Yen 紫艷 at W Hotel -Oh My Duck…

    You want duck? Go to W Hotel. Yummy duck and yummy dim sum. Not like crazy out of this world but definitely satisfying as the quality standard is there. Their duck is served wrapped by their servers. Their dim sum was very nicely done. Everything was made/steamed to order and came out perfectly. Desserts were […]

  • 鼎泰豐(信義) The Original Din Tai Fung (Xinyi)

    鼎泰豐(信義) The Original Din Tai Fung (Xinyi)

    So I always contemplate whether I want to go to another location of Din Tai Fung but always end up going to the original one. There’s always a long wait but the trick is to get there early. We went before 11am and waited only 15 minutes. YAY! And… wait… is that…. TRUFFLE bao??? YES!!! […]

  • 山嵐 拉麵 Yamaarashi Ramen

    山嵐 拉麵 Yamaarashi Ramen

    The ridiculous thing about Taiwan is this… you walk along the small streets and you are overwhelmed with crazy yummy looking places. You walk into one of these and you get knocked out with great tasting food everywhere. This little place I went to near where I live just hit it out of the ball […]

  • 大道18號 18 Days (熱炒店 – Quick Fry Restaurant)

    大道18號 18 Days (熱炒店 – Quick Fry Restaurant)

    Taiwan is not Taiwan if you don’t go to a quick stir fry place. This is what they call 熱炒店. This particular one is a cross between a street style 熱炒 and restaurant style. The taste is pretty spectacular. Most dishes are small and costs between 100-150 TWD ($3-$5 USD). Our favorite dish everywhere we […]

  • Eslite Xinyi Food Court 信儀誠品食堂

    I forgot to show you guys how big the food court is inside Eslite. If you take the kids to go read upstairs, you can eat downstairs in this food court with a million options. Taste is very decent. It’s clean and very kid friendly. There’s also arts and crafts on the top floor you […]