Ximending food blog: Ximending street food — What to eat in Ximending, Taipei?
Taiwan has always been a popular destination for dynamic and adventure-seeking young travelers, owing to its beautiful landscapes, as seen in idol dramas. Ximending Taipei – a bustling dining area with a wide variety of eye-catching street food. Of course, your weight loss plans will be put on hold for the time being due to the difficulty in resisting all manner of tempting foods. But don’t shortchange yourself because you only have one life. Why not eat well and dress nicely while having a great time? Self-planned travel to Taiwan has never been more accessible than it is right now. Don’t be afraid to visit the following locations and indulge in a variety of foods before returning home. So, do you want to try some of the best Ximending street food? What should you eat in Ximending? Check out our Ximending food blog and Ximending food guide to get the answer to the question of what to eat in Ximending.
Yonghe soy milk
Why not try eating breakfast like a Taiwanese for a day at Ximending? Instead of just eating at the hotel’s buffet, let’s get up a little earlier. You can dress up and go outside to enjoy Taipei’s morning air. You’ll notice how people queue up to get their turn, then happily accept the soy milk cup in their hands. A glass of soy milk with egg rolls, buns with various filling flavors, or a hot bowl of steamed dumpling soup is a simple breakfast.
The restaurant specializes in breakfast dishes, which has the price ranging from 20 TWD – 60 TWD depending on the dish. If you go out to eat alone, 40 TWD is enough for you to be full. Let’s enjoy a full breakfast even though you are traveling.
- Address: No. 30, Section 2, Hankou Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
- Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 5:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Ay-Chung rice noodles
Everyone wants to try the chewy rice noodles with rich and savory soup as soon as possible, despite the long lines. The noodle here is the regular chewy rice noodle we used to eat at home, but the special thing about it is that it blends really well with the bone marrow broth despite being so crispy and tough. It is spectacular when served with coriander and pork intestine, especially when served with the noodles on a cool day. There is nothing better.
If you are having the noodles for the first time, we recommend that you try a small size paper cup for 55 TWD. Although it appears to be small, it can certainly fill your stomach. If the second round does not satisfy you, go for a large paper cup at 70 TWD. Let’s go to the spice bar after you’ve held the noodles in your hand. We have three options here: chili oil (satay), garlic, and vinegar. Remember that chilies are quite spicy, so if you don’t like spicy food, you can skip this section.
- Address: No.8-1 Emei Street, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
- Opening hours: Monday – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM; Friday – Sunday, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Hot-Star “gigantic” deep-fried chicken in Ximending
If you are visiting Taipei, you should make time in your schedule to visit Hot-star Large Fried Chicken. The first store is located at Shilin Night Market (for more information on night markets, click here), but there are now two stores in the heart of Ximending, Taipei. The large crispy deep-fried chicken dish is popular among Taiwanese and is located in a small space beneath KFC. Above all, this is the favorite dish of the majority of young people. It was difficult to resist the allure of a huge hot piece of chicken.