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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The shaved ice you can eat at this gelateria is so soft tand delicate hat the ice melts away in a moment when you put a spoonful of shaved ice into your mouth. We Japanese like to eat shaved ice in summer but I have never met such delicate ice before.
Favorite Dish: The system in ordering is like this. Choose the kind of ice you like, such as plain, mango flavoured, coconut flavoured, milk. Then choose the topping you like, such as various fruits, cut mago, cut watermelon, condensed milk syrup, tea flavoured syrup.
This time we chose mango-on-mango and various-fruits-on-condensed milk. Both were so delicious! I lost words at how the ice melted away on my tongue when I first put a spoonful of shaved ice into my mouth. You should experice this by all means.
Ji Pin Xuan is a restaurant of Shanghai cuisine.
The speciality of this restaurant is Dong Po Rou ( very soft pork simmered for hours in the soup of sweet soy sause ). Make a hamburger with Chinese bun and this soft pork. When you bite it, you will be surprised how fast the fat and the meat melts away.
Favorite Dish: I think Dong Po Rou served at this restaurant can be said the best Dong Po Rou in the world. So you should try this.
Suan La Tang (Thick hot and sour soup with several kinds of mashroom, tofu, bamboo shoot, etc. ).
Onion Pie goes well with beer.
Situated in an ex-warehouse within the still operating Taiwan Beer Brewery grounds, the 346 Warehouse Restaurant is an entertaining and relaxed place for a beer and a bite. The food here is Taiwanese, which means it's all local dishes that locals love. The flavours are strong, to aid in the quaffing of large volumes of Taiwan Beer. Beer is served by the mug or the bottle, but for a group you can consider the 6 liter keg that is set at your table. Other alcoholic beverages and soft drinks are available.
As it is set in a large warehouse, there is a great communal atmosphere as groups sit at large picnic tables and benches. A live band plays every Friday and Saturday night making the warehouse restaurant a fun and rowdy place to be.
Price-wise it's very affordable. Of course compared to the street vendors that serve this kind of food it's expensive. But come here you get more than the meal, which is great, but also get the Taiwan Beer Brewery dining experience, which is fun and relaxed. Definitely worth it if you compare it to a meal at a regular restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Lots of choices here, but not for the faint hearted. Some fave picks were:
Creek Shrimp (miniature shrimp the size of 5 cent pieces, stir fried in garlic, shallots, onion and chilli), Drunken Prawns (marinated in rice wine and chinese herbs, served cold), Taiwanese Fried Tofu (crunchy on the outside, soft and juicy on the inside, with dipping sauce), 3-Cup Chicken (chicken pieces on the bone marinated in soy, aniseed stewed with basil), Chilli Duck Blood Rice Cakes (usually made with pork blood, this version mixes duck blood with rice steamed and broiled, cut into cubes, drizzled in a chilli sauce, is not nearly as awful as it sounds and really really good. Go on!)
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