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Mar 1, 2014 09:10 PM

Looking for Old School Taiwanese in Taipei .

Love Japanese cuisine , and I think there are more Japanese restaurants here than in Tokyo :)
But I'm looking for old school Taiwanese restaurants in Taipei .

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  1. prefer Da'an district , but anywhere worth the trip is OK .

    1. Shin Yeh is certainly well known. I recall it being very good, but it's been years. The Zhongxiao Fuxing branch is in Daan.

      Also note they have another series of Japanese buffets thay are very popular. My visit to the Taipei Main Station branch last month did not live up to my memories, however.

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      1. re: Kirk_T

        Shin Yeh (Taiwanese) is very good - I'd recommend the deep fried oysters and three cup squid.

        If you're looking for a Japanese-ish buffet I'd recommend Jogoya (Nanjing E. Road Station) over the Shin-Yeh ones for a better selection.

        For really old school Taiwanese, you want to hit up the night markets and street food more than a sit down restaurant.

      2. Easy. Yongkang street - lots of great places just up from the original Din Tai Fung. James' Kitchen #65 and Lu Sang #12 come to my mind immediately for dishes to be eaten with rice, but even Du Xiao Yue the noodle specialist at #9 does a nice job of things like stir-fried ferns, clams in broth, lu rou fan etc etc.

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        1. re: shakti2

          I second the Du Xiao Yue (度小月) aka Du Hsiao Yueh. My favourites there are the pork noodles (their speciality, a Tainan dish of handmade noodles with pork sauce), the chayote squash leaves (龍鬚菜) and the smoked mullet roe (烏魚子).

          1. re: tastesgoodwhatisit

            Thanks !
            I discovered Mei Guan Yuan in Ximending the other day .
            Opened in 1946 they serve Japanese/Taiwanese .
            Looks like a Taiwanese version of a Hong Kong Cha Chaan Teng .