Din Tai Fung (Yongkang Jie or Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station @ SOGO) The most famous Taiwanese restaurant in the world. So good it became a worldwide chain serving you traditional Shanghainese breakfast dumplings aka Xiao Long Bao. They perfected a technique where the dough is so thin it’s translucent and you can see the broth of the steamed dumpling forming in it… Bite-sized steamy pieces of heaven! If you’re into crispy grilled gyoza-style dumplings, they also have some with shrimp inside. And last but not least, 100% comfort in a bowl – their clear chicken and ginger broth!
Every Taiwanese person knows this as a general fact. The best breakfast soy milk and egg sandwiches are at Fu Hang Dou Jiang. No need for further discussion. When you get out of the MRT Station Shandao Temple, be it any day of the week, people are lined up from the counter to the street and all throughout the staircase of the building that hosts the cantine. That’s how good it is! One million times worth the wait. The specialties here are: Shaobing with egg omelet inside (sesame flat bread), egg-omelet and pancake, savoury soy milk with you tiao (the chinese doughnut: crispy and light like an extra crispy croissant). They make their shao bing the old trraditional way, not in an oven but in a DIY hot-metal bin to which they stick the bread which makes it’s exterior layer super crisp while the inside is melty hot bread.
This is one of the oldest typical Taiwanese beef noodle soup spot! It serves the traditional « red » beef broth aswell as the clear beef broth – here the noodles are firm and chewy but thin enough to still be able to slurp them in a few gulps! Another specialty that you MUST try when you visit this place is the steamed rice and pork intestines – so fragrant! Before you get into the thick of your dishes you should try a variety of small plates or appetizers if you will: cucumber salad, marinated eggplant and the specials pickled cabbage and dried tofu. The big bonus with this place is that it serves food from 10am until 10:30pm without interruption. No matter what time you choose to come you’ll always find a line of people waiting for seats outside. It’s one of those spots that are famous FOR A GOOD REASON.