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princeofpork May 18, 2011 10:03 AM

I am styaing at the Sherwood in Taipei. Would love some options for both authentic local options as well as upscale mindblowing meals.


  1. buttertart May 24, 2011 12:28 PM

    Northern-style dian xin at Celestial Restaurant (天 廚), 1 Nanjing W Rd 2 F (at Zhongshan N Road) is something you won't find easily in NY.

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    1. re: buttertart
      cabking May 26, 2011 09:34 AM

      Is the dian xin at Celestial only offered on weekends?

      1. re: cabking
        buttertart May 26, 2011 09:44 AM

        I'm not sure, the last time we ate there happened to be a Sunday. I hope someone else knows.

    2. r
      Ridge May 23, 2011 08:55 PM

      Hi princeofpork,

      I also am going to Taipei, and have done a little research, especially on the "local" options. Perhaps if I post what I found, some locals or other frequenters of Taipei might be encouraged to post as well.

      First, I recommend the following blog: http://hungryintaipei.blogspot.com/. She is very descriptive, so you can probably figure out what you might or might not like of her recommendations.

      Here are some places I think seem good (by description only, since I have yet to visit):

      Hunanese: Peng Yuan – 2F, 380 Linsen N. Rd.

      Dim Sum: Chao Ping Ji at San Want Hotel, 2 FL - No. 172, Zhong Xiao East Rd., Sec. 4

      Chinese Breakfast: Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang (or Yong He Soy Milk King) - 102 Fuxing South Road, Sec. 2

      Sichuan: Xiao Shen Ji - No. 45, MingShen E. Road, Sec 4, 2 FL (SongShan District


      Shanghaiese/Xiao Long Bao: Kao Chi - 5 Yongkang Street

      Finally, for a splurge (and if you're not put off by eating non-Chinese food in Taiwan), I have heard the branch of L'Atelier de Joel Robluchon in Taipei is really good.

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      1. re: Ridge
        klyeoh May 23, 2011 09:52 PM

        I'd second Yong He. And you can't leave Taipei without trying its beef noodles (your hotel concierge will advise on the best options) and Din Tai Fung's xiao long bao - this is where it all started.

        1. re: klyeoh
          buttertart May 24, 2011 12:29 PM

          Xiao long bao better than DTF's were available in Shanghainese restaurants in Taipei in the early 80s.

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