What to eat/do in Taipei: Part 1 (Blue Bannan Line)

We always find it easier to plan our travel activities according to train stations, given its convenience. Here’s our suggested food places along the blue Bannan Line…
*Places we wanted to try/go but didn’t manage to in the end, so try it at your own risk!*

 

Longshan Temple Station

Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Vermicelli Store
陳記專業蚵仔麵線

Chen ji Intestine and Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli | Taipei

Intestine and Oyster Vermicelli

We find this store’s oyster and intestine vermicelli better than Ay-chung’s (阿宗). Located within walking distance from Longshan Temple station, you can have your lunch here before heading to Longshan Temple and Bopiliao Historical Block for your architectural feast.
Chen ji Intestine and Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli | TaipeiAddress: 108, Taiwan, Taipei City, Wanhua District, Section 3, Heping West Road, 166號

Opening hours: 6.30 am to 7.30 pm daily

 

Longshan Temple

龍山寺
Longshan Temple | TaipeiA pretty busy temple, you will see people from different walks of life.

Address: No. 211, Guangzhou Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10853
Opening hours: 6 am to 10 pm daily

 

*Bopiliao Historical Block
剝皮寮歷史街區
Bopiliao Historical Block | Taipei

Pity it was closed when we got there but you can catch a glimpse of what we missed from this picture…

Bopiliao Historical Block | Taipei

Bopiliao Historical Block | TaipeiIf you’re lucky, you might chance upon filming crew and some celebrity…

Address: Lane 173, Kangding Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

Opening hours: 9 am to 9 pm everyday except for Mondays

 

*Huaxi Street Night Market
華西街觀光夜市

*Guangzhou Night Market
廣州街夜市

 

Ximen

Golden Flower Toast
金花碳烤吐司專賣

Golden Flower Toast | Taipei

Golden Flower Toast | TaipeiWe know that if gravity does that to a sandwich, it’s gotta be good.

Golden Flower Toast | TaipeiAbout five steps away is another store of theirs specialising in just flower tea… we tried a sample and it was great too. Can consider if you get thirsty while you’re devouring the sandwich.

Address: 108, Taiwan, Taipei City, Wanhua District, Neijiang Street, 21號

Opening hours: 8.30 am to 3 pm daily, closed on Mondays

 

Marugame Udon Eslite Ximen
丸龜製麵

Marugame Udon Eslite Ximen | Taipei

Address: 號 2 樓, No. 54, Emei Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

Opening hours:
11.30 am to 9 pm Sun to Thur
11.30 am to 9.30 pm Fri and Sat

 

Sunway Siokudo
三味食堂日式料理

Sunway Siokudo | Taipei

Famed for their generous slabs of salmon and their affordable food, it’s worth a try if you haven’t been there. However, we have to warn you about the scary queues… be prepared to wait! Address: No. 116號, Section 2, Guiyang St, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

Opening hours:
11.20 am to 2.30 pm, 5.10 pm to 10 pm daily, closed on Mondays

 

Ay-Chung Mian xian
阿宗面线

Ay-Chung Mian Xian | Taipei

Ay-Chung Mian Xian | Taipei

Address: No. 8-1號, Emei Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

Opening hours: 9 am to 11 pm daily

 

Jian Hong Beef Noodles
建宏牛肉麵

Jian Hong Beef Noodles | Taipei

Could taste all the goodness of the beef in the soup, and the meat chunks were so tender!

Jian Hong Beef Noodles | Taipei

Address: No. 7號, Xining Rd, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

Opening hours: 24 hours daily

 

Shandao Temple

Huashan 1914 Culture & Creative Park
華山1914文化創意產業園區
Huashan 1914 Culture & Creative Park | Taipei

Huashan 1914 Culture & Creative Park | Taipei

A multipurpose park with different events and hall spaces. Very crowded with mountains of people.

Huashan 1914 Culture & Creative Park | Taipei

Address: No. 1, Section 1, Bade Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100

Opening hours: 9.30 am to 9 pm daily

 

Fu Hang Soy Milk
阜杭豆漿

Fu Hang Soy Milk | Taipei

Try their local breakfast dishes when you are there. The salty soy milk tasted peculiar to us, but it might appeal to some of you! If all else fails, they have the sweet version too.

Address: 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, Section 1, Zhongxiao East Road, 108號

Opening hours: 5.30 am to 12.30 pm daily, closed on Mondays

 

Zhongxiao Dunhua

Mr R Drinks
雨田先生手沖飲品吧Mr R Drinks | Taipei

Quite possibly the cutest drink in Taipei and we are such suckers for that🤣🤣 Turns out the rose milk tea we ordered was super fragrant and delicious too! 😍 You can choose to have any of their 4 shiba marshmallows (yes you can devour these cuties) Ken, Uber, Emily or Sakura on your drink🤩

Mr R Drinks | Taipei

We love how they provide seasonal backdrops for drinks phototaking! How thoughtful.

Mr R Drinks | Taipei

Address: No. 69, Lane 223, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Opening hours:
12 noon to 9 pm Mon to Fri
12 noon to 7 pm Sat and Sun

 

*Qin Wei Guan
秦味館

*Da Wan Yakiniku Restaurant
大腕燒肉專門店

*The Key Company
鑰匙行

 

Sun Yat Sen Memorial

The Master Spicy Noodle | Taipei

For the Mala versions, you can choose to have all beef or half beef half tendon.

The Master Spicy Noodle
大師兄銷魂麵舖

This was so good that we just had to have it again. Mala spicy noodles served with a bowl of beef in mala soup and a small dish of duck blood (if you’re not a fan, you can request to swap it for fried tofu skin). The noodles are perrrrfect, cooked to perfection, a lil like mochi noodles even. To avoid queueing like crazy, travel a lil further to Sun Yat Sen memorial station and walk 4 min via Exit 1 to the Yanji Street outlet. Beats queuing for an hour at the Zhongshan outlet🤭 You’re welcome!

The Master Spicy Noodle | Taipei

Noodles come with a side dish of duck blood. It tastes like a stubborn piece of jelly. If you’re not a fan, you can opt to change that to fried beancurd skin as pictured below.

The Master Spicy Noodle | Taipei

They do have a clear soup non-spicy version too.

Address: No. 6-1號, Lane 137, Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 (The Zhongshan outlet would usually be more packed/crowded)

Opening hours:
11.30 am to 2.30 pm, 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm Mon to Fri

11.30 am to 9.30 pm Sat and Sun

 

Sugar Miss

Sugar Miss | Taipei

We didn’t have high hopes for this dessert place initially, especially after reading the negative reviews. Fate brought us to Sun Yat Sen Memorial station and we decided to give it a try anyway. And boy, the famous marble cube cake was surprisingly good! It was soft and moist, plus it wasn’t too sweet despite the lava filling and the marble topping.

Sugar Miss | Taipei

Sugar Miss | Taipei

Valrhona Chocolate Mille Crepe

We also tried the Valrhona choc Mille crepe and that was fantastic too. Not too sweet, and the layers were so creamy and dense and addictive😍 Calories well spent for us, and we were thankful! 😄😚😋

Sugar Miss | Taipei

PS: They are located just across the road from Street Churros🤓

Address: 106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Da’an District, Lane 290, Guangfu South Road, 4號1 樓

Opening hours: 12 noon to 8.30 pm daily

 

Street Churros

Street Churros | Taipei

Churros Mochi

A fan of churros and bubble pearls in your milk tea? Well, this is a combination of both!🤓🤓 Churros stuffed with tapioca jelly, which makes it all the more chewy! So addictive, We are sorry we got you into this… NOT!

Street Churros | Taipei

Street Churros | Taipei

Address: No. 24, Lane 260, Guangfu South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Opening hours:
11 am to 10 pm Mon to Fri

10 am to 10 pm Sat and Sun

 

Houshanpi

Wu fen Pu
五分埔

Shopping haven for all shopaholics, a clothing shopping outlet. Need I say more?

Address: Alley 9, Lane 443, Yongji Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110

Opening hours: 2 pm to 11 pm daily, but don’t go on Mondays (meant for wholesalers)

 

Raohe Night Market
饒河街觀光夜市

 福州世祖胡椒饼 | Taipei

Black pepper bun

Famed for their pepper pork buns, you haven’t been to Taipei if you haven’t tried this.

These innocent-looking buns are baked to perfection with the crispy edges, and bursts with flavourful meat and its accompanying juice when you sink your teeth into it. 福州世祖胡椒饼 | Taipei

We apologise for the unclear shot but it was THAT good… 福州世祖胡椒饼 | Taipei

It seems that they do have some small stalls in other locations, which might make it more convenient for you. So be sure to google for the nearest one to you…

Address: Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105

Opening hours: 4 pm to 12 midnight daily

 

Stay tuned for Things to do/eat in Taipei: Part 2 – Red Tamsui-Xinyi Line!