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7 Kinds of Korean Cuisine in Taipei
By Sylvie Tran | Published 2015/06/16

If I hear that song one more time, I might hurt somebody. You know which one I’m talking about. Still, I love Korean food and it has always been a favorite of mine. So I made it a mission to hit up the best Korean spots in Taipei. Here’s a short list for those who […]

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Writing on the Wall: Shao Shao Ke 勺勺客
By Chris | Published 2015/03/30

You see that interesting looking building? That magical, old-school style restaurant is A-Cai’s 阿才的店, and it’s somewhere I’ve been really interested in trying for a long time. It’s also where I thought we were going to eat on this day…but it wasn’t. The restaurant my friends had booked was a nondescript little restaurant that was […]

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Taiwan Beer Factory
By Chris | Published 2013/11/11

Beer is the bedrock on which most societies are built. It gets us through good times and bad, helps us break out of our shell in social situations, and has led to many a relationship. Good beer, bad beer and everything in between, it’s all acceptable as long as there are friends and entertainment. And […]

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Climontine
By Chris | Published 2013/10/22

Flabbergasted. That’s the only word I can think of to describe my first experience at Climontine. I had never even heard of the bakery, winery, restaurant and cafe before going out with my friends for Sunday brunch, but the experience left me craving for more. A remarkable mix of East and West, the (mostly) bakery […]

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Toku
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/09/04

To avoid confusion, I will refer to the owner of Toku as Mr. Toku because Mr. Toku, the owner/head chef appropriately named his Calfiornia-style sushi restaurant… Toku. A man on a mission, Mr. Toku is Japanese/Taiwanese and spent a lot of time growing up in the U.S. He brings his multiculturalism to the table with […]

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NCIS: Northern California Inspired Sushi
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/08/28

Tucked away in one of Taipei’s booming hot spots in the East area, Northern California Inspired Sushi (NCIS) offers some of the most savory sushi fusions. Nope sorry, the only marine-based investigation going on here is how to take the freshest fish there is, and turn it into some of the best tasting sushi in […]

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The Peak
By mike trends | Published 2013/07/22

Taipei is full of amazing dining options and everybody knows it. With such a large international population in the country’s capital, you cannot deny that this fast paced city has almost everything you can hope for when it comes to food. However, when the speed of the city gets to you and you feel like […]

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Watami
By mike trends | Published 2013/05/02

If hearing the words sushi, tempura, BBQ, and sa-ke is enough to make you hungry then Watami is a must try dining spot for you. Established in 1984 as a small Japanese restaurant, it has since exploded into a popular international dining spot. With modern architecture and excellent food, you’re bound to impress with this […]

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DinTaiFung
By TT | Published 2012/07/23

Open and running since 1957, DinTaiFung (鼎泰豐) has gone from a simple steamed dumpling shop to a world famous restaurant with locations in 10 countries. The restaurant serves some of the best cuisine in Taiwan and has been called one of the top-10 restaurants in the world by the New York Times, and even received […]

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Shui Che Yue (ShaCha Hot Pot)
By TT | Published 2012/07/17

Opened by an ex-basketball star from Taiwan, Shui Che Yue (水車月) gets its name from the origin of the ShaCha (沙茶) flavor in Chaozhou. This self-serve hotpot offers more than most all-you-can-eat restaurants, using some of the best meats, appetizers, and ingredients you can get.

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JiuFengJi Beef Noodle
By TTdude | Published 2012/05/29

The area around Taipei Main station is filled with plenty of coffee shops and restaurants, but if you are feeling adventurous, a little walk west on ZhongXiao Rd. will reveal a remotely placed beef noodle shop named JiuFengJi (九豐記). Known for its unique flavor and award-winning dishes, JiuFengJi is one of the best beef noodle […]

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HuaDiao Chicken | 原創花雕雞 (FuXing)
By TTdude | Published 2012/05/09

HuaDiao Chicken is one of the most innovative and best quality restaurants in Taipei. Every dish is specially made with unique flavors and ingredients, but the real draw here is the wine-marinated chicken pot which comes in a variety of flavors, all of them absolutely delicious!

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Toku
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/09/04

To avoid confusion, I will refer to the owner of Toku as Mr. Toku because Mr. Toku, the owner/head chef appropriately named his Calfiornia-style sushi restaurant… Toku. A man on a mission, Mr. Toku is Japanese/Taiwanese and spent a lot of time growing up in the U.S. He brings his multiculturalism to the table with […]

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NCIS: Northern California Inspired Sushi
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/08/28

Tucked away in one of Taipei’s booming hot spots in the East area, Northern California Inspired Sushi (NCIS) offers some of the most savory sushi fusions. Nope sorry, the only marine-based investigation going on here is how to take the freshest fish there is, and turn it into some of the best tasting sushi in […]

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Watami
By mike trends | Published 2013/05/02

If hearing the words sushi, tempura, BBQ, and sa-ke is enough to make you hungry then Watami is a must try dining spot for you. Established in 1984 as a small Japanese restaurant, it has since exploded into a popular international dining spot. With modern architecture and excellent food, you’re bound to impress with this […]

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Ju (聚)
By TT | Published 2012/04/02

Looking for a new hot pot place to add to your lineup? This might just be the place for Ju… With complete dinner sets and easy to understand selection choices, Ju’s Hokaido style hotpot is one of the nicest and most affordable hotpot places we’ve seen. Ju is actually a chain of stores, but don’t […]

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Classic KanPai (XinYi)
By TT | Published 2012/03/14

BBQ and Alcohol, what more could you ask for from a restaurant? Well, if that restaurant is Classic Kanpai (老乾杯) then you can ask for a lot more, and you would probably get it too. Although all of the restaurants in the Kanpai chain are extremely popular for good reason, Classic Kanpai is on a […]

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The People’s Li Tun Bar (大眾立吞酒場)
By TT | Published 2011/12/29

An inconspicuous little shack-like building on Civic Blvd., Li Tun Bar is a grungy/rock and roll Japanese restaurant that may not be fancy, but it definitely has style. The style being that of a…shack? But, it’s totally awesome!

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Arashi
By TT | Published 2011/11/29

Taking it on good authority (from an actual Japanese person), Arashi is apparently a fairly authentic Ramen shop located on the second floor of Taipei Main Station. Though the cafeteria-chain style of the restaurant cast some doubts on the actual quality of the food, we were surprised to discover that Arashi offers a very nice […]

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Ninja (忍者)
By TT | Published 2011/11/24

Ninja, if you haven’t guessed, is a ninja-themed Japanese restaurant up around the East Area (Dongqu) on Civic Blvd. With ninja waitresses, waterfalls, war drums, and “entertainment,” Ninja is definitely one of the more unique dining experiences in Taipei. Often times themed restaurants are hit-or-miss where the food is good and the theme is mediocre, […]

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Mei Guan Yuan (美觀園)
By TT | Published 2011/10/18

Apparently established just after the end of the Japanese occupation, Mei Guan Yuan has been running since 1946, providing a semi-traditional mix of Japanese and Taiwanese flavors. Located in the historically rich area of XiMen Ding, it’s no surprise Mei Guan Yuan has thrived for so long, especially considering its Japanese heritage.

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7 Kinds of Korean Cuisine in Taipei
By Sylvie Tran | Published 2015/06/16

If I hear that song one more time, I might hurt somebody. You know which one I’m talking about. Still, I love Korean food and it has always been a favorite of mine. So I made it a mission to hit up the best Korean spots in Taipei. Here’s a short list for those who […]

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Writing on the Wall: Shao Shao Ke 勺勺客
By Chris | Published 2015/03/30

You see that interesting looking building? That magical, old-school style restaurant is A-Cai’s 阿才的店, and it’s somewhere I’ve been really interested in trying for a long time. It’s also where I thought we were going to eat on this day…but it wasn’t. The restaurant my friends had booked was a nondescript little restaurant that was […]

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Taiwan Beer Factory
By Chris | Published 2013/11/11

Beer is the bedrock on which most societies are built. It gets us through good times and bad, helps us break out of our shell in social situations, and has led to many a relationship. Good beer, bad beer and everything in between, it’s all acceptable as long as there are friends and entertainment. And […]

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Climontine
By Chris | Published 2013/10/22

Flabbergasted. That’s the only word I can think of to describe my first experience at Climontine. I had never even heard of the bakery, winery, restaurant and cafe before going out with my friends for Sunday brunch, but the experience left me craving for more. A remarkable mix of East and West, the (mostly) bakery […]

Posted in CAFFEINE FIX,CHOPSTICKS (EAST),DAAN 大安,DISTRICT,EAT|DRINK,FORKS (WEST),FRENCH,MRT,SUGAR RUSH,TAIPEI 台北,TAIWANESE,XINYI ANHE 信義安和 | Tagged in ,, , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment
The Peak
By mike trends | Published 2013/07/22

Taipei is full of amazing dining options and everybody knows it. With such a large international population in the country’s capital, you cannot deny that this fast paced city has almost everything you can hope for when it comes to food. However, when the speed of the city gets to you and you feel like […]

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DinTaiFung
By TT | Published 2012/07/23

Open and running since 1957, DinTaiFung (鼎泰豐) has gone from a simple steamed dumpling shop to a world famous restaurant with locations in 10 countries. The restaurant serves some of the best cuisine in Taiwan and has been called one of the top-10 restaurants in the world by the New York Times, and even received […]

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Shui Che Yue (ShaCha Hot Pot)
By TT | Published 2012/07/17

Opened by an ex-basketball star from Taiwan, Shui Che Yue (水車月) gets its name from the origin of the ShaCha (沙茶) flavor in Chaozhou. This self-serve hotpot offers more than most all-you-can-eat restaurants, using some of the best meats, appetizers, and ingredients you can get.

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JiuFengJi Beef Noodle
By TTdude | Published 2012/05/29

The area around Taipei Main station is filled with plenty of coffee shops and restaurants, but if you are feeling adventurous, a little walk west on ZhongXiao Rd. will reveal a remotely placed beef noodle shop named JiuFengJi (九豐記). Known for its unique flavor and award-winning dishes, JiuFengJi is one of the best beef noodle […]

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HuaDiao Chicken | 原創花雕雞 (FuXing)
By TTdude | Published 2012/05/09

HuaDiao Chicken is one of the most innovative and best quality restaurants in Taipei. Every dish is specially made with unique flavors and ingredients, but the real draw here is the wine-marinated chicken pot which comes in a variety of flavors, all of them absolutely delicious!

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Civic Hotpot (市民大道涮涮鍋)
By TT | Published 2011/08/25

Hotpot is pretty standardized no matter where you go, so when you are looking for a new hotpot place to go, what should you base it on? Some would say quality, and that’s exactly what Civic Hotpot offers. With grade A meat and fresh ingredients all around, Civic Hotpot is a great place to get […]

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24 Hour Congee
By TT | Published 2011/08/20

After a night of clubbing and partying, sometimes you just wanna find a nice place to hang out, and possibly get a bite to eat. With the exception of McDonald’s and New York Bagel Cafe, there aren’t always a lot of places open late in Taipei. Thankfully, there is 24 hour congee on FuXing South.

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二嫂米粉湯(ErSao MiFenTang)
By TT | Published 2011/08/18

You would think that when living in Taiwan’s biggest city, it should be easy to get some Taiwanese food anytime you want right? Well, it really isn’t… especially when you are looking for good quality Taiwanese food late at night. For those of us who eat late and crave quality, there is 二嫂米粉湯 (Er Sao […]

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Pho (Savoy-DunNan)
By TT | Published 2011/07/12

With a name as simple as “Pho” you might think this place is just another cheap knockoff of Vietnamese food, but we can assure you, it is hands down one of the best Vietnamese restaurants we have ever been to. In fact, in our opinion, it is one of the best restaurants in Taipei. And […]

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