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Taiwanese's Pick: Authentic Taipei Foodie Guide

From luxury hotpot and local dishes, to bubble teas and desserts, the taste of Taiwan has never let us down. It feels like we can never have enough Taiwanese food in our life. In this article, we are going to take you to the restaurants that has all been recommended by the locals. Let's read on to discover what the locals like to eat, shall we?

Luxury Taiwanese Hotpot with Excellent Service in Taipei

This hotpot restaurant is best known for its amazing service and high-quality food ingredients. It was super surprised that everything was come in a fresh raw condition. The prawns were still alive when they arrived. It is probably the best Taiwanese hotpot restaurant we've ever been to in Taipei. We were simply overwhelmed by their service; they literally helped us remove all the shells from every single seafood dish we ordered. How sweet they are!

Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu Restaurant 橘色涮涮屋A9館 | Floor 7, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taipei Xinyi Place A9, No.9 Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110 ★★★★★

台北鶴茶樓 - 鶴頂紅茶商店(南西誠品店)

The Best Bubble Tea with Various Topping Options in Taipei

It is actually quite easy to find a bubble tea shop in Taipei and they are all very different from each other. We liked many of them but this one stands out from the crowd for sure. This bubble tea shop sells the best oolong tea in Taipei. They offer a variety of topping options, especially their exclusive signature "Milky Jelly". The oolong tea with its jelly toppings was very matchy-matchy; it is not too sweet, with a very strong milk tea flavour. We just love it!

鶴茶樓 - 鶴頂紅茶商店(南西誠品店) | Floor 1, Eslite Spectrum Nanxi, Zhongshan District, Nanjing W Rd, Taipei City, Taiwan 104 ★★★★☆

Tasty Tofu Pudding Dessert in Taipei

If you are a fan of tofu pudding, this is undoubtedly the best place for you to visit. This dessert shop specialises in Tofu pudding sweet soup with toppings of your own choice. Its silky tofu pudding tastes very rich with a taste of tofu as well as black sugar soup base. Add some grass jelly mochi into your bowl to get some extra chewy textures! You are going to love it!

榕美樹館 | No. 21, 104, Lane 66, Minsheng W Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan ★★★★☆

Affordable Deluxe Taiwanese Homemade Dishes in Taipei

How can you not try Taiwanese homemade dishes when you are in Taipei? This luxury Michelin-starred Taiwanese restaurant offers the best food experience of the most authentic local food. It is not expensive as you thought it would be, especially if you split the bill between each other. Every single dish was very impressive to us. It is definitely a restaurant that you should never miss while you are there.

Shin Yeh Mitsukoshi Xinyi Place A9 Restaurant 欣葉台菜 信義新天地A9店 | Floor 8, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taipei Xinyi Place A9, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110 ★★★★☆


A Hidden-gem Cafe with Comfy Atmosphere in Taipei

This cafe is truly a hidden gem in the neighbourhood since it is very difficult to look for its location. You will have to make a reservation in advance before you visit the place. The atmosphere here is just amazing. The dessert and drink were great. It was a wonderful place to catch up with friends, or when you need a place to take a rest after a long walk in Dadaocheng. We enjoyed our time in the cafe very much.

沙丘 | Floor 5, No. 62 Yanping N Rd, Section 2, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103 ★★★★☆


Authentic Taste of Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice in Taipei

Last but not least, braised pork rice is certainly the top 1 dish that you should never miss. This local restaurant offers the most authentic taste of Taiwanese braised pork rice as well as other dishes such as noodles and soups. The taste of the braised pork rice was absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, we thought the portion of the braised pork was too small for such huge portion of rice. It would be perfect if the proportion was balanced.

Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯 | No. 10, Section 1, Roosevelt Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100 ★★★☆☆



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