Taipei recommended restaurants — 7 Cheap Taipei must eat restaurants & must try restaurants in Taipei

Taipei is always the top destination in Taiwan, as well as the culinary capital. Taipei street food is appealing, but did you know that, in addition to the main dishes of the day, snacks, particularly desserts, play an equally important role in Taiwanese cuisine culture? Young Taiwanese enjoy snacking just as much as our Taipei team. So, where should you eat in Taipei, and what are the best places to eat in Taipei? In this article, we will share with you 7 foods you must eat in Taipei, as well as Taipei recommended restaurants, including the best local restaurants you must try in Taipei.

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup
Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup, one of the must eat foods in Taiwan

 

Taipei night market
Taipei street food stall

 

Raohe st. night market
Raohe St. night market
Gua Bao (Pork Belly Bun)
Gua Bao (Pork Belly Bun), one of the delicious snacks you have to try.

 

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Shabu Shabu hot pot in Taipei

 

Braised pork rice, must eat in Ximending
Braised pork rice, must eat in Ximending, Taipei

Rilakkuma Cha-Ya taipei (1)

Shaved ice at Taro King (1)
Shaved ice at Taro King
Chef Hung's beef noodles (1)
Chef Hung’s beef noodles

 

Twin-Side Hot Pot (Couples hot pot) at Wu Lao Guo (1)
Twin-Side Hot Pot

Mixed rice rolls at Liu Mama Rice Ball

Mixed rice rolls at Liu Mama Rice Ball (1)

Aside from Youtiao (Chinese doughnut stick, Chinese cruller, fried breadstick) and hot pork ribs porridge, rice rolls and soy milk are also popular breakfast items in Taiwan. Warm soy milk will help replenish the body’s energy throughout the working day, and rice rolls are extremely convenient to take away every morning to work. Typically, white rice or glutinous rice will be used to roll the meat and other toppings inside rice rolls. For some other options, you can request that they sprinkle more cheese on top to enhance the flavor.

Mixed rice rolls at Liu Mama Rice Ball (1)

Mixed rice rolls at Liu Mama Rice Ball (1)
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Mixed rice rolls at Liu Mama Rice Ball (1)

Mixed rice rolls at Liu Mama Rice Ball (1)
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Mixed rice rolls at Liu Mama Rice Ball (1)
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Mixed rice rolls at Liu Mama Rice Ball (1)
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Mixed rice rolls at Liu Mama Rice Ball (1)
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Soy milk will be served in two varieties: traditional (the ivory-colored soy milk that we frequently use at home) and cooked with red beans, which smells delicious. When drinking, there will be more sweetness and fat from the red beans, resulting in a very tasty taste. If you visit Taipei and are looking for something to eat in the morning, make sure to try these two dishes at Mama Lau; you will not be disappointed.

Mixed rice rolls at Liu Mama Rice Ball (1)
Hot redbean soy milk

 

Mixed rice rolls at Liu Mama Rice Ball (1)
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Mixed rice rolls at Liu Mama Rice Ball (1)
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Liu Mama Rice Ball
Address: 106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Da’an District, Section 2, Hangzhou South Road, No. 88
Hours: 5–11:30AM / Monday: Closed
Phone: +886 3 393 6915
Price: 40 TWD – 50TWD ($1.28 – $1.6)

Hamburger in Taiwanese style at Lan Jia Gua Bao

gua bao

Is anyone familiar with Baozi in Saigon? If you have the chance to try the meat dumplings here, you must be a big fan of Taiwanese cuisine. If you visit Taipei, you must try the meat dumplings (Taiwanese Pork Belly Buns, Steamed Sandwich), also known as Taiwanese hamburgers, at Lan Jia Gua Bao. The dish is well-known for its perfectly prepared and seasoned meat. Gua Bao is served with vegetables and peanuts on top. It would be too “happy” to just take a bite.

Lan Jia gua bao Steamed Sandwich Shop (1)
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Lan Jia gua bao Steamed Sandwich Shop (1)

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The humburger of Taiwan.

 

Gua Bao (Pork Belly Bun)
Gua Bao (Pork Belly Bun), one of the delicious snacks you must try in Taipei. | the best restaurant in taipei

 

Gua Bao - Taiwanese Pork Belly Steamed Buns
Gua Bao – Taiwanese Pork Belly Steamed Buns | taipei restaurant must go

 

Taiwanese Gua Bao cake
Taiwanese Gua Bao cake | must go restaurants in taipei

Aside from the tasty dumplings, the shop also serves pig stomach soup. The soup is simple, but it will help you lose fat and avoid becoming too greasy after eating dumplings. Because the broth is made from pig leg bone, it has a natural light sweet flavor. This is also a popular dish among customers who visit the shop, so you should try it.

Pig stomach soup
Pig stomach soup

 

Lan Jia's Gua Bao store
Lan Jia’s Gua Bao store | taipei must eat restaurants

 

Shoper is making a Gua Bao at Lan Jia's Gua Bao store
The chef is making Gua Bao at Lan Jia’s Gua Bao store

Lan Jia Steamed Sandwich Shop
No. 3, Aly. 8, Ln. 316, Sec. 3, Roosevelt Rd., Daan Dist, Taipei, Taiwan
Hours: 11AM–12AM / Monday: Closed
Price: 40 TWD – 60 TWD ($1.28 – $1.92)
Phone: +886 2 2368 2060

Twin-Side Hot Pot (Couples hot pot) at Wu Lao Guo

Twin-Side Hot Pot (Couples hot pot) at Wu Lao Guo (1)

Taiwanese hot pot eating culture is “vibrant” and diverse. There are numerous brands and restaurants that specialize in serving twin-side hotpot (couples hotpot). However, Wu Lao Guo is a popular restaurant among both domestic and foreign tourists. Wu Lao Guo’s presentation and decoration style, as well as the excellent service, are always praised. The food is fresh and ready to be served to diners.

Twin-Side Hot Pot (Couples hot pot) at Wu Lao Guo (1)

Twin-Side Hot Pot (Couples hot pot) at Wu Lao Guo (1)
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Twin-Side Hot Pot (Couples hot pot) at Wu Lao Guo (1)
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Twin-Side Hot Pot (Couples hot pot) at Wu Lao Guo (1)
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Twin-Side Hot Pot (Couples hot pot) at Wu Lao Guo (1)

The true twin-side hot pot will have 2 parts, a hot spicy part, dip the food in will absorb the seasoning. The rest of the hotpot will be milky, fat, aromatic, bringing two different tastes to the eaters. This is a dish not to be missed in the list of what to eat in Taipei. A hotpot set is enough for 2-6 people, comfortable to choose.

Twin-Side Hot Pot (Couples hot pot) at Wu Lao Guo (1)

Twin-Side Hot Pot (Couples hot pot) at Wu Lao Guo (1)
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Twin-Side Hot Pot (Couples hot pot) at Wu Lao Guo (1)

Wu Lao Guo Elixir Health Pot
Wu Lao Guo Elixir Health Pot

 

Twin-Side Hot Pot (Couples hot pot) at Wu Lao Guo (1)
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Wu Lao Guo
Address: 2F, No. 55, Section 1, Zhonghua Road, Taipei
Hours: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Prices: 1.899 TWD – 5.199 TWD ($60.88 – $166.66)
Url: https://www.wulao.com.tw/

Homemade rice at Lu Sang Yi Lan

Lu Sang Yi Lan taipei taipei must eat restaurants
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