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    For the name, see my picture: Ice Cream to beat the heat

    by DSwede Updated Jan 22, 2016

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    Taipei is hot. Hot in the winter and really hot in the summer. Besides for eating the local shaved-ice dessert ("ChuaBing") to beat the heat, another alternative is ice cream.

    This ice cream parlor has hand made their own ice creams for over 50 years. It is a family business that many of the locals in the neighborhood now consider to be a landmark location. I had a few good conversations with the family 'manager'. Good honest family, offered me great advise about my trips and things to see/do while in Taipei.

    All of the flavors are wonderful and prices are reasonable.

    There are two "Cold Stone" creameries about 10 minutes away (one in the underground of Main Station arcade & the other one across the street from the Main Station on the south).

    But I ask you, why give your money to the corporate monsters when you could support a local family enterprise?

    Favorite Dish: All the flavors are good. The flavors vary day to day depending on what batches they make.

    Homemade ice cream

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    Ice- Cream Street Vendor: Jiufen: Ice- Cream Wrapped

    by cal6060 Written Jan 12, 2014

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    I paid NT$35 (US$1.1) for this Ice-cream wrapped. It tastes soft, sweet, cold, and chewy. The combination of the wrapper was just perfect! They use a popiah skin with some homemade peanuts and a scoop of ice-cream wrapped together. You should try it! Not to miss!

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    鱼丸伯仔 (Yu Wan Bo Zi): Jiufen: Fish Ball Noodle House

    by cal6060 Updated Jan 12, 2014

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    We have tried out this fish ball noodle house. The crystal noodle with fish balls in a bowl is simply delicious. You can choose to cook in either dry with sauce or soup! We also ordered their tofu as a side dish, not bad dipping with their house sauce.

    Highly recommend to have a quick snack in this fish ball noodle house while in Jiufen!

    Price Between US$1 - US$3!

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    Taiwan Beer

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jul 19, 2013

    Taiwan Beer, the national beer of Taiwan, is brewed by the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation. The company adopted this name for its beer in 1946, shortly before the People's Republic of China (PRC) was founded in 1949. The beer is made with local Formosa rice, which provides its unique flavor.

    The beer is light and crisp, but nothing spectacular. Good with light foods like fish, and great for a hot summer day.

    3 out if 5 stars.

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    German Bakery & Bistro: German food

    by xaver Written Oct 17, 2011

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    I came to Taipei mainly to visit a local friend which is half local(living here for 40 years) and half german(being born there).
    I said this to explain why I ended up eating in a german restaurant in Taipei.
    Actually being a beer lover I just had a great time there.
    Food was good, though the menu was more international than german(spaghetti exc.) and the beer was excellent.
    If you happen to be in Taipei during Munich oktoberfest, try to come in this place as they set up tents in the garden and do their fest here.

    Favorite Dish: The pils beer was really good.

    pork pork
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    The Silks palace: Take a tea and the small cakes

    by xaver Written Oct 17, 2011

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    This is a restaurant at National palace museum. I have been brought there by a local friend, else I would have never had this nice experience.
    It is a restaurant but you can also have a tea with some small cakes, the taste of the cakes is does not matter as you really eat them more with eyes than with mouth.

    Favorite Dish: The small cakes.

    sweets sweet sweet sweet sweets
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    Kao Chi: Chinese

    by xaver Written Oct 17, 2011

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    This is a local food restaurant in the city centre.
    The food was nice and the atmosphear relaxed. There was no tourist though it was full at dinner, so it is appreciated by locals.

    Favorite Dish: The best unusual dish I had there was the tofu pasta with broad bean.

    tofu pasta with broad beans
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    Haw Ji Tan Jai Men: Taiwanese Cuisine and Tan Jai Men

    by MINOSUKE Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The name of this restaurant means 'delicious Tan Jai Men'. As it shows, Tan Jai Men is the attraction of this resautrant. (Tan Jai Men is fine noodle in soup with a topping of spicy minced pork .)
    Besides Tan Jai Men, they serve delicious Taiwanese dishes and fresh seafood. When you order a dish, go out of the restaurant and go to the samples placed in front of the restaurant. There are 20 or 30 REAL dishes, from which you can choose what you want to eat. Tell the man or the woman who are in charge of your order what you want or you have only to point at the dishes you like. This is a very unique way of ordering. It will be helpful for you even if you can't read Kanji characters or you can't imagine what the dish is like.

    Favorite Dish: The soup of the Tan Jai Men served here is clear and light one. So even after you have eaten other dishes much, you will be able to enjoy the noodle.
    Deep Fried Squid Dumplings were very delicious. I couldn't stop eating the small balls.
    Taiwanese Omelette looks like Spanish Omelette. But dried white radish is used instead of potatoes.
    Simmered Pork, Roasted Duck, Bean-starch Vermicelli Simmered with Dried Shrimps, these were all delicious.

    Dish Samples Deep Fried Squid Dumplings Steamed Crab Taiwanese Omelette Tan Jai Men
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    Cherry Walker: Girls' Pink Dream

    by yatingchen Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Pink, pink, pink... all is pink. The room of the restaurant is sweet, warm and creative, pink and cherry are well used.

    There one can order dishes, but the most popular one on the menu is the buffet it offers. Many people especially girls come to enjoy the "pink" food. It's full of people on weekend and one is allowed for 2 hours dining. What makes it charming? Cakes.

    It offers around 20 kinds of cakes. One can eat as many pieces as she likes. Besides cakes, there serves also fried rice, fried noodles, pizza, french fried, fried onlion, To-Gan, Pig-Blood-Cake, cheese baked vegetable, soda water, fruit tea, coffee etc.

    The price is 199NTD (+10% service charge). It's supposed, the second important reason for being popular among students. Do you have pink dream?

    Favorite Dish: Fried noodles is well cooked, not normal at all.
    New York Cheese cake is the finest.
    Pizza are maybe not the best, but not bad.
    Fruit tea is tasty.

    How many empty plates are on my table?
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    Ding-Tai-Fong: One of TOP 10 restaurant in the world.

    by yatingchen Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The New York Times adores it: one of the TOP 10 Best Restaurant in the wolrd.

    Ding-Tai-Fung is world famous. Wanna eat there, if you do not order your seats, you have to stand in a long line. Who are your competitors? Not only the local, but also Japanese and the other foreign tourists.

    Ding-Tai-Fong's service is good. One day we order Shao-Long-Bow, 10 pieces per dish. Unfortunately one of them its cover was broken and the soup flows out. The waiter apologied and gave us immediately one extra piece. Very kind and impressive.

    Favorite Dish: Shao-Long-Bow (Chinese bread with meat & soup inside):170 NTD/10pcs/dish
    Its cover is very thin, but the soup inside is super rich. Give you a tip, please do not eat bite one bite. Just put it in your mouth and chew. The soup flows out in your mouth and you have one word for it, SUPER.

    Shrimp-Sha-Mei (HK tea dessert): 190 NTD/10pcs/dish
    HK style, the taste is fresh and you will never forget.

    Fried rice: 120 NTD/plate
    Seems an easy fish, but the rice is well cooked, grains are clear and the taste is great.

    Shau-Long-Bow and me my sisters
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    WaSaBi: All You Can Enjoy

    by THLIN Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In the fourth floor of Taipei 101 mall, the restaurant offer you authentic Japanese taste from service to food. The food is standard Japanese type, including row fish, multi-flavour shisi, ramen, Japanese BBQ, Their food is fancy and nice to eat. However, as rule of thumb, I suggest you to eat row fish, which has higher marginal benefits, first.

    Favorite Dish: Their dessert has a wide selection. From Japanese type to Western type, they even have sweet red bean soup to offer, which is always the best choice in cool winter time. And I like their fresh row fish with wasabi sauce, which makes the best cool stuff in the winter.
    Their ramen is not a bad choice, you can chose from OuLong to ramen and add side dish that you like.
    Their Japanese fried starter is very good, too. I like their cheese potato, which reminds me of a lot of childhood memories.
    After the meal, you can chose Chinese tea, coffee, or ice cream to balance you tone and stomach.

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    Street Vendors

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Mar 28, 2011

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    Throughout my tour of Taipei, I ate most of my meals at street vendors. I usually had no idea as to what I was eating, but I enjoyed it anyway. Street vendors are also dirt cheap, usually running me US$1 to US$2 for a full meal. The big dumplings are my favorite.

    Now that I have made other trips in the region, particularly Hong Kong, I realize I was eating some form of dim sum, usually a variation of Cha siu bau, or pork-filled dumpling. I also like to grab a dragonfruit if I could find it.

    Dim Sum Dragonfruit Dragonfruit Dragonfruit Dragonfruit
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    Modern Toilet: Chocolate poop ice cream

    by rkearns Written Jan 9, 2011

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    This is a bathroom-themed restaurant, one of a kind! Located off the blue line:

    No. 7號, Lane 50, XiNíng South Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

    Order your food and it will come to you served in a toilet or a urinal. Even the mascot is a big pink poo.
    Sit on toilets and dine on a table of sinks next to a shower head. It's exactly what it sounds like. Very reasonably priced!
    Good fun. Clean and upbeat. Somewhat difficult to find, but if you are on the right street, when you see the 7-11, look up and across the street for the toilet.

    the exterior interior my chocolate poop ice cream! my table

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    Do-Fu Do Hua(it's close): Taiwan Traditional Pudding

    by yatingchen Updated Sep 19, 2010

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    Do-Hua is Taiwan traditional pudding made of soya bean. It's healthy and fresh. We people eat Do-Hua usually as cold sweet snack and together with peanuts, red beans, green beans, taro, jobs' tears, pudding, milk, chocolate, taro balls e.t.c. However, the most traditional style is warm one with peanuts and ginger juice.

    There serves not only Do-Hua, but also ice. Ice has many favors: mango milk, taro milk, red beans milk, pudding milk, pine apple, green beans, taro balls etc.

    Do-Fu's head store is in Tai-Chung (in middle-west Taiwan). It has now 70 branches. Do-Fu on Gi-Ho road in Taipei is new member. I like its location (just near the famous Hsu-Lin Nightmarket) and its modern look.

    Favorite Dish: Do-Hua with peanuts: it's the most original & traditional favor, just try it whether cold or warm.

    Jobs' tears + green beans soup: Jobs' tears is tropical Asian grass and famous Chinese herb. We people eat it for health especially for beauty. It's said that green beans can calm down your fire in body. Marvelously jobs' tears and green beans suit very well.

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    Chicago Cafe (it's close): Not Chicago at all

    by yatingchen Updated Sep 19, 2010

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    A restaurant with ok decoration (simple & normal)

    I was there 3 times and everytime the taste changed. Seems the quality control is not fine.
    Once I dined pork rice, it's catastrophe. Pork was watered with strange brown souce.

    The cheese baked rice or noodles are better. But generally speaking, its price a bit unacceptable. (ok food costs there)

    Favorite Dish: The cheese baked sea-food rice is fine.
    Its field is small and sea-Food were sliced into small pieces.

    sea-food is always a good choice
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