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Taipei Eats Part 3/3: Wanhua and Xinyi District, Jiufen Old Street 台北吃吃吃 - 丙篇:万华,信义区,九份老街

Looking at the number of photos I had for this post, I decided to split this post into 3 parts. So here's Part 3!

Apart from the many local food that I have tried, I like the oyster omelette (蚝仔煎) and Ay Chung Mee Sua (阿宗面线) the most! I eat them on every other day, it's so addictive! Taipei is all about food. While I was doing up my itinerary, I think more than half of the places that I wanted to visit turns out to be food-related; be it cafes, local food stores or night markets.

So without further ado, here it goes!

真的太多照片了,所以决定分成 3 部分。这是第 3 部分!


话不多说,let's go!

Wanhua District 万华区

Somebody Café 贰拾陆巷

No. 65, L2, Chengdu Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City


Opening hrs: 10am-10pm

Subway: Ximen Station Exit 6 (line 5 blue)

I believe Somebody Cafe used to be quite popular many years back, but with the many hipster cafes around now, Somebody Cafe seems to be a little outdated. They are popular for their monochrome doodles, which can be seen around the cafe and as merchandises. However, they neither sell good food or coffee. So, you can actually give this place a miss if you don't have extra time.

我相信贰拾陆巷在几年前算有名。但近几年来,竞争激烈,该咖啡厅似乎已过时。他们著名于自画的黑白 “涂鸦”。在墙上,商品上都能看到。但,既没有好咖啡,也没有好食物。可以错过这!

#1: Somebody Cafe. 贰拾陆巷

#2: Somebody Cafe. 贰拾陆巷

#3: The black and white doodles of the cafe. 墙上的黑白涂鸦

#4: Playground Brunch, NTD240, top-up NTD80 for a cup of latte. 早餐套餐台币 240,另加杯拿铁台币 80

Ay Chung Mee Sua 阿宗面线

No. 8-1, Emei Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City


Opening hrs: 11am-10:30pm (Mon-Thu), 11am-11pm (Fri-Sun)

Subway: Ximen Station Exit 6 (line 5 blue)

I have heard a lot about them. They are probably the best in Taipei and it is a must-try. The mee sua is indeed rather satisfying! Not quite sure what goes into that bowl of goodness, but I could taste black vinegar, chicken shreds and bonito flakes, topped with pig intestine slices and fresh coriander.


#5: Ay Chung Mee Sua. 阿宗面线

#6: Mee Sua (big), NTD65. 面线(大)台币 65

Ximending 西门町

Chengdu Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City


Opening hrs: 24hrs

Subway: Ximen Station (line 5 blue)

#7: Ximending. 西门町

#8: Hot Star Large Fried Chicken. 豪大大鸡排

#9: Hot Star Signature Large Fried Chicken, NTD70. 招牌大鸡排台币 70

#10: Local food stall. 本地摊位

#11: Oyster Vermicelli (small), NTD50. 蚝仔面线(小)台币 50

#12: Oyster Omelette, NTD60. 蚝仔煎台币 60

Meat Up

No. 124-4, Section 2, Wuchang Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City


Opening hrs: 11:30am-9pm (Mon-Thu), 11:30am-10pm (Fri), 11am-10pm (Sat), 11am-9pm (Sun)

Subway: Ximen Station Exit 6 (line 3 green, line 5 blue)

There is this really pretty cafe called 'Meat Up' at Ximending that I always pass by on my way to the metro station, and back home. So finally this morning I decided to check it out and no regrets! This fuss-free cafe serves just burgers and fruit-based drinks. I had a beef burger with customization of cheese sauce, sunny side-up and bacon. It comes with fries and coke. You can change the drink to any other drink and they will just minus NTD30 off from the bill. I ordered a strawberry mango juice and it comes served so prettily in ice blended form! The burger is really nice as well and I'm so glad I decided to check these guys out!

在西门町很漂亮的一间咖啡厅,叫 Meat Up。每天从我住宿前往西门町地铁站时,都会经过这间咖啡厅。所以某个早上,决定进去试试。Meat Up 的菜单非常简单 - 自配牛肉汉堡和果类饮料。我点了加了乳酪酱,太阳蛋和培根,外配薯条和可乐。把饮料改成了草莓芒果汁,来的竟然是冰沙版本,超好喝!汉堡也挺不错!

#13: Meat Up.

#14: Meat Up.

#15: Meat Up.

#16: Meat Up.

#17: Meat Up.

#18: Strawberry Mango Juice in ice blended form, super delish! NTD145. 草莓芒果汁,冰沙版本台币 145

#19: Beef Burger, choose 1 sauce and 2 other ingredients. I had cheese sauce, bacon and sunny side-up. It comes sandwiched with onion, tomato and lettuce as well. NTD280. 自配牛肉汉堡 - 选 1 种酱,2 种配料。我选了乳酪酱,培根和太阳蛋。里头另外也有洋葱,番茄和生菜。

Skin Food Cafe

No. 85-3, Section 2, Wuchang Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City


Opening hrs: 11am-9pm

Subway: Ximen Station Exit 6 (line 3 green, line 5 blue)

Instagram: @skinfoodtaiwan

This cafe was so pretty! Just so you know, Skin Food is a South Korean skincare and cosmetics brand established in 1957. The main concept of the brand is to create products with nutritional values of food. The company slogan is 'beauty food for the urban sweety', and the brand is represented by a guardian angel symbolizing purity and goodness of their products. I ordered a strawberry smoothie and a cappuccino and the smoothie was served in a cute mason jar!

这咖啡厅超漂亮!Skin Food 是在 1957 年成立的韩国护肤品品牌。主要概念以天然食物的营养价值作为元素。点了个草莓奶昔和卡布奇诺!

#20: Skin Food Cafe.

#21: Skin Food Cafe

#22: Super pretty notice. 超漂亮的告示牌

#23: Make-up corner. 化妆角落

#24: Super pretty on the inside! 里面超漂亮!

#25: Skin Food Cafe.

#26: Skin Food Cafe.

#27: Strawberry Smoothie, NTD140. 草莓奶昔台币 140

#28: Even their take-away cup is so pretty! Cappuccino, NTD110. 连外带杯都那么漂亮!卡布奇诺台币 110

Curry House Coco Ichibanya


2F, No, 49, Hanzhong Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City


Opening hrs: 11am-9:30pm

Subway: Ximen Station Exit 6 (line 3 green, line 5 blue)

Curry House Coco Ichibanya started out in 1978. It opened its 100th outlet in 1988. In 1994, Coco Ichibanya stepped out of Japan and opened its first overseas outlet in Hawaii. In 2013, Coco Ichibanya became the largest curry restaurant chain in the world as recorded in Guinness World Records. Today, Coco Ichibanya has over 750 employees in 11 countries, with a total of 1,450 (and counting) outlets.

COCO壹番屋咖喱专卖店开始于 1978 年。在 1988 年开了第 100 间分店。在 1994 年,COCO壹番屋跨过日本,在夏威夷开了第 1 间海外分店。COCO壹番屋已在吉尼斯世界纪录里获得《世界最庞大咖喱餐厅连锁店》的记录。今日,COCO壹番屋在 11 国家里开了至少 1,450 间分店,超过 750 位员工。

#29: Curry Chicken Cutlet Omelette Rice, NTD210. 咖喱鸡排

Xinyi District 信义区


No. 379, Section 4, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City


Opening hrs: 7:30am-12am (Sun-Thu), 7:30am-1am (Fri, Sat)

Subway: Xinyi Anhe Exit 3 (line 2 red)

Woolloomooloo is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. This Woolloomooloo cafe in Taipei uses beans from Toby’s Estate, one of the top coffee roasters in Australia. The coffee was good and I really love the design and ambience of the place, giving off an Australia cafe-style vibe.

Woolloomooloo 其实是澳大利亚悉尼的一个区域。这个台北的 Woolloomooloo 咖啡厅采用了澳大利亚顶尖咖啡烘培公司之一,Toby’s Estate 的咖啡豆。咖啡相当不错,也很喜欢咖啡厅充满澳大利亚风格的感觉。

#30: Woolloomooloo.

#31: Woolloomooloo.

#32: Woolloomooloo.

#33: Latte glasses as lamp shade, cool! 拿铁杯当灯罩,酷!

#34: Latte, NTD130. 拿铁台币 130

35F Starbucks 35楼星巴克

No. 7, 35F, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City


Opening hrs: 7:30am-8pm (Mon-Fri), 9am-7:30pm (Sat-Sun)

Subway: Taipei 101 Station Exit 4 (line 2 red)

This Starbucks branch is strictly by appointment only and no slippers and shorts are allowed. There is also a minimum spend of NTD200 per pax with a fixed allocated time of 1.5hrs. A trick that I learnt online was to be the last to enter the lift, so that I ended up being the first to exit the lift and to reach the cafe. Everyone would want to grab a window seat so fastest fingers first! I was also the first to make my order while the rest were busy looking around. Everyone only started queuing after I have received my order. So the ones that queued at the back waited for quite some time. While everyone was queuing, I use this time to take photos of the scenery and the cafe as it looks quite empty with all the rest of the people queuing up. A pity was that it’s always cloudy and hazy during this cold season, so sunset wasn’t really obvious.

世界唯一一个需要预约才能进,短裤拖鞋不允许的星巴克。每人抵消台币 200,只或许待最长 1.5 小时。在网上学到了这点,不要着急,等最后一个进电梯就能第一个离开电梯到咖啡厅选好位子。大家都会抢坐窗位,方便看风景。在大家忙着东张西望时,我赶紧抢先点餐,所以食饮都非常快到。其他过后才陆陆续续的前往点餐,排在后面的都等了相当久。称大多数人在排队时,我开始到处拍拍。空着的咖啡厅,拍起来相比比较好看。可惜的是,乌云密布的天使日落没那么清晰。

#35: This is where you wait to get brought up to Starbucks. They have a Starbucks located at ground floor though. 这里就是等候区,一楼也有星巴克

#36: Entrance to 35F Starbucks. 35 楼星巴克入口

#37: Super cute drawing at the entrance! 入口处超可爱的画像!

#38: 35F Starbucks. 35 楼星巴克入口

#39: Matcha Frapp (Grande), NTD145. Minimum spend is NTD200, so I ordered a Matcha Strawberry Cake Roulade as well, NTD130. 抹茶冰沙(中)台币 145,抵消台币 200,所以也点了片抹茶草莓蛋糕卷

New Taipei City, Ruifang District 新台北市瑞芳区

Jiufen Old Street 九份老街

Ruifang District, New Taipei City


  • A-Zhu Peanut Ice Cream Roll 阿珠雪在烧

  • Ah Gan Yi Taro Balls 阿柑姨芋圆

#40: Jiufen Old Street. 九份老街

#41: Jiufen Old Street. 九份老街

#42: A-Zhu Peanut Ice Cream Roll. 阿珠雪在烧

#43: Peanut Ice Cream Roll, NTD40. 阿珠雪在烧台币 40

#44: Ah Gan Yi Taro Balls. 阿柑姨芋圆

#45: Ah Gan Yi Taro Balls. 阿柑姨芋圆

#46: Taro Balls Mixed Soup, NTD45. 阿柑姨芋圆台币 45

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