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Taiwan’s capital city Taipei is a busting metropolis packed with enough cultural sites, upscale shopping and night markets to keep even the most active traveler busy. After a long day of exploring, hungry visitors can fill up at one of the city’s many restaurants. From traditional Taiwanese cuisine to international fare, this city has it all. Here’s our pick of Taipei’s best places to grab a bite to eat.
Visitors looking for delicious Taiwanese rice noodles should follow the crowds – literally. Established in 1975, the tiny Ay-Chung Flour Rice Noodles shop is easily visible along Emei Street; not for any flashy signs, but for the permanent throng of people standing outside its doors. The restaurant is legendary for its single menu item, soft rice noodles served in a thick, flavorful gravy. The famous dish comes in two sizes and can be topped with chili sauce, vinegar and/or and garlic. With no seating available inside or outside the shop, visitors eat standing in the street or simply take their noodles to-go.
Though Taipei offers a lot of entertainment, shopping options and attractions, sometimes visitors need a break from the busy city center. For some peace and quiet, as well as outstanding panoramic views of Maokong Mountain, head over to Big Tea Pot Tea House. Nestled against the mountainside, this popular tea house offers Taiwanese-style dishes, as well as a variety of hot teas. Visitors can reach the tea house by either hiking up the mountain trail or by taking a gondola lift to the top.
Big Tea Pot Tea House, No. 37, Lane 38, Section 3, Zhinan Rd, Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
Flavors Restaurant is a favorite among foodies for its tasty Swedish dishes. The restaurant is devoted to providing authentic high-quality dishes. The restaurant’s menu changes seasonally and features hot and cold dishes such as grilled rosemary scallops, smoked salmon with herb sauce, and duck breast with truffle sauce. Meal sets are filling and come with soup, salad, bread, a main course, apple cake and coffee. With delicious food, friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere, this restaurant is a popular choice for diners celebrating special occasions. Reservations are recommended.
Flavors Restaurant, 1F, No. 13 Alley 26 Lane 300, Sec. 4, Ren’ai Rd, Taipei, Taiwan +886 2 2709 6525