Best Beef Noodle Soup in Taipei?
I'll be flying out to Taipei tomorrow for 3 days, and am looking for great Beef Noodle Soup. Looking for chewy noodles and rich, flavorful broth. Any recommendations?
My personal favorite is Mama Zhang's (家廚川味牛肉麵) at No. 18 Section 1 Heping East Road right by Guting station.
My favorite place, if it's still open, is actually pretty close to Condimentality's recommendation, which is much newer and cleaner and more modern-looking than the place I'm about to mention.
This is copied and pasted from Google Maps: 良月牛肉麵館
106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Daan District, Lane 101, Section 2, Luósīfú Road (Roosevelt Rd.), 3之1號
+886 2 2369 8810
I think you'll be there in time for my favorite bowl of beef noodle soup (their tendon is quite good as well). They usually only make it on Fridays, if memory serves me correctly, and open after 11 or 1130AM. You can get there by taking the MRT to Guting Station, Exit 3 and walking straight (or south) one block. Make a left at the FamilyMart and you should see it straight ahead as the lane splits into a Y. The entrance will be on the right fork of the Y. You might also like to try their cold appetizers; I especially liked their pig ears.
Also on your way north on the Xindian MRT line, the Jingmei MRT stop has a decent night market near it that is open during the day. Good local foods at that one!
Here’s two more. This place is not far from Taipei 101 or the Hyatt and was my go-to spot in the summer of 2006. They are still going strong:
This second place is not far from Mackay Memorial Hospital, part of a small chain. Try their Beef Noodles with Tomatoes - 蕃茄牛肉面.
They have a website
and several branches around Taipei: