Last December before I flew to Taiwan for the third time, I had spent a lot time doing research on the best food places in Taipei. During my 10 days of food spam, there were 6 places that were so special that I will revisit again; even the locals were queuing for it. Click on to find out which are the 6 food places that you MUST VISIT in Taipei.
Number 5 is the BEST.
1. M One cafe
Attention to all beef lovers, does this medium rare beef patty looks perfect to you? This famous M One Avocado Bacon Cheese Burger promises a firework in your mouth, with its juicy beef patty, bursting melting cheese and fresh ingredients. If you don't take beef, there are many other fantastic sandwiches and breakfast set to choose from. Each set comes with a choice of fries/wedges and salad/soup of the day. Please order their mushroom soup as I swear it tastes heavenly delicious.
Price range: NT270 and above. (SGD12)
M One Cafe
No. 6-1, Lane 27, Section 4, Ren'ai Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan
2. Rakumenya 乐面屋
I came upon this Ramen shop without any high expectation even though it was full house at that time. Initially,I thought the crowds was because of its affordable price. Furthermore, the meal ordering was a little complicated for me. However, I was mind-blown when I first took a sip of their soup. The liquidity of the soup was like Ajisen Ramen, but the flavor was extraordinary. Putting the runny egg yolk aside, the crispy fried fish skin was also another highlight. Additionally, you can ask for a second serving of Ramen noodles for free! I have tried other Ramen places in Taipei with similar price as Rakumenya. However, no one can beats them.
Price range: NT180 and above (SGD8)
No. 7, Lane 10, Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan.
3. Ice Monster
Taiwan is famous for their Mango Shaved Ice. Their shaved ice is so fine that it is almost like powder, unlike the Dessert First 糖水先 in Bugis. Together with the milk pudding, fresh Mango and Mango Ice sorbet, it tasted delicious even though it was freezing outside. If you are intending to try Smoothie House (another major competitor) in Taipei, I would strongly recommend the Ice Monster instead. Apparently, I just found out that there is an Ice Monster in Bencoolen. However, the review was not that great. I am not too sure if it is a franchise since it is not reflected on the main Ice Monster Website. Hence, if you are in Taipei, you should try the original Ice Monster.
Price Range: NT250 and above (SGD11)
No. 297, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan
4. Prince Cheese Potato 王子起司馬鈴薯
I am a big fan of Nacho cheese. When I found this stall 3 years ago at the entrance of Shilin night market, I almost fainted. First, they covered the baked potato with breadcrumbs and fried it. Then, they stuffed the golden baked potato with loads of ingredients at the center. Lastly, they poured a large scoop of Nacho cheese over the baked potato, like as though it cost nothing to them.
Price Range: NT55 (SGD2.40)
Prince Cheese Potato
Shilin Night Market
5. Liang Ji Chicken Rice 梁記嘉義雞肉飯
Simple yet fabulously delicious! This chicken rice is completely different from the Singapore Hainan chicken rice. This pearl rice was plain but perfectly cooked. Together with the moist and tender chicken slice meat, they poured some secret chicken sauce and fried onion oil over it to bring up all the flavours and fragrant. The best way to eat this chicken rice is to order another fried egg on top of it and allow the runny egg yolk to flow over the rice. Do visit during the day before it is sold out.
Price: NT50 (SGD2.20)
Liang Ji Chicken Rice 梁記嘉義雞肉飯
No. 19, Lane 90, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan
6. 忠誠號 Oyster Egg Omelette
Personally, I think they cook the best oyster egg omelette in Taipei. Besides the freshness of the oyster, their sweet peanut sauce makes this dish outstanding. I also highly recommend the crispy fried prawn roll and stir fried vegetable(strong wok fragrant). They taste as equally delicious as the oyster egg omelette. If you cant remember the name, just look for a stall with a pig head logo.
Price: NT50 and above (SGD2.20)
忠誠號 "Zhong Cheng Hao" Oyster Egg Omelette
Shilin Night Market
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