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May 18, 2011 10:03 AM

NY Chowhound coming to Taiwan. Need some help please

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


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  1. 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: 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

      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

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

    2. 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

        Is the dian xin at Celestial only offered on weekends?

        1. re: cabking

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