豐盛號 Fong Sheng Hao Singapore is a retro Taiwanese breakfast cafe. The Fong Sheng Hao breakfast of charcoal-grilled toast with milk tea is said to be one of the top must-try breakfasts in Taipei. Originating from Taipei’s Shilin Market, Fong Sheng Hao Singapore sets up shop in the newly opened Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ).
Seeing the $20 loaves of bread fly off the shelf made me think of taking up baking. Wu Pao Chun Singapore has just opened in Capitol Piazza. This is the Taiwanese bakery’s first outlet in Singapore and is operated by the Breadtalk Group following a JV between them. With queues forming up early in the morning, we thought we should also try some while we were there. The current promotion (until 20 June 19) of 20% discount off all breads other than the two “champion breads” (which get only a 10% discount) may have something to do with it.
We visited LeNu Taiwanese Beef Noodle Bar in Bugis Junction when it had just opened for business back in 2014 (see our post LeNu @ Bugis Junction). Recently, we see that Lenu has a new look and has been rebranded as LeNu Chef Wai’s Noodle Bar. Who is Chef Wai and what has he done to LeNu? We don’t know who Chef Wai is but LeNu now offers more than just Taiwanese Beef Noodles. LeNu Chef Wai’s Noodle Bar has a range of Chinese and Taiwanese noodles and a fair selection of side dishes. Its beef noodles still taste just as good.
The full name of the restaurant in Bedok Point is “香香百年台湾味 – Xiang Xiang Traditional Taiwanese Cuisine since 1916“; and its Facebook Page says that Xiang Xiang is “a 102 years old traditional Taiwanese eatery”. The casual diner in the small Bedok mall is in fact a fairly new one but, apparently, its food is cooked following recipes that have been passed down from more than a century ago.
Typhoon Cafe at Plaza Singapura is an attractive contemporary Taiwanese cafe on level 4 of the popular Orchard Road mall. It offers Instagram-worthy artisan fruit teas and desserts as well as classic Taiwanese dishes like Lu Rou Fan and Oyster Omelette. Signature dishes of Typhoon Cafe at Plaza Singapura include Australian Beef Short Rib with Wuxi Maltose Glaze and Crispy Whole Pork Knuckle with Taiwanese Chilli Jam.
Here is a compilation of places to eat in Taipei near tourist attractions that we tried during our visit in 2017. From street food to fine dining and everything in between, there are a lot of food options available to tourists visiting Taipei. We have written separate stories about some of these places in this list. There are also “minor” places which we will not be writing specific stories about. We have compiled this list of places to eat in Taipei for ease of reference for ourselves and our readers in the future.