浣花草堂素食餐厅 – Taipei, Taiwan


Took a MRT to Banqiao station to meet up with friends over lunch while I was in Taipei. The train station is connected to a pretty big mall and loads of shops and food court at the basement. Huge selection for food. But friends are vegetarian hence I was brought to this place which I…

Top Pot Bakery – Taipei, Taiwan


This bakery actually needs no introduction… they are everywhere in Taiwan… 18 branches in all. They are also established in HK and Shanghai. With 小S advertising for them, their name can only go higher. But my purpose is to draw your attention to their breads. I must say, their bread is really good. Not those…

金满园排骨 – Taipei, Taiwan


You know, the food in just Ximending alone, cannot complete writing on them! So many choices and food types! Ok will try to write on other parts of Taipei soon. But this place is worth mentioning because all their pork chops and fried stuff are served hot from the wok. Hence have to wait a…

老天禄卤味 – Taipei, Taiwan


If you’re heading to Taipei, you need to try this. This is a traditional shop selling really awesome braised foodstuff since the 50s. To be honest, I didn’t know about this place and I believe not many tourists know as well. I happened to chance upon this place while in Ximending. I was wondering why…

三兄妹豆花 – Taipei, Taiwan


This is a famous dessert joint in Ximending… From silky soft soy beancurd, they have expanded to a full range of colorful desserts which is a must visit when in Taipei. Check out the following: Rating: 4.5/5. Taste: Desserts are tasty cos they are sweet with loads of sugar and flavoring. But the beancurd is really…

港记酥皇 – Taipei, Taiwan


What is a trip to Taiwan without buying any snacks back for your friends and relatives? I know many people would frequent ChiaTe for the favourites like pineapple tarts and perhaps cranberry tarts as well. But I came across this shop in Ximending, not just they make you feel at home with their friendly approach,…

京都果子烧 Kyouto Kashiyaki – Taipei, Taiwan


This is a little stall in between some fashion shops in one of the streets of Ximending. What caught my eye was the colorful display as well as the big portions of fillings inside these Japanese pancakes. So I went to the stall and chatted with the lady boss. She was nice enough to introduce me the…

胡须张 Formosa Chang – Taipei, Taiwan


Friends who frequent Taipei will know this name. In direct translation is Beard Zhang. This is not a pub or an attraction. It’s actually a well known economical rice value packs takeaways (便当), which is almost everywhere in Taipei… and expanding outwards. Came highly recommended by a friend (Thanks Elaine!), so I had to try…

牛轧堂 (Beef Noodles) – Taipei, Taiwan


Went to Kunming Street as I was recommended the best beef noodles at 牛店 which is just across from this shop that I’m writing about but they do not open in the afternoon after 2.30pm and reopens only at 5.30pm. I guess their business must be damn good cos they were busy preparing for that…