Famous Taiwanese Breakfast : Fu Hang Dou Jiang (VLOG)

If you google on what to eat for breakfast in Taipei city, Fu Hang Dou Jiang will definitely be one of the top list. Located quite at the heart of the city, each day this place draws hundreds of customers who craves for local authentic breakfast. They diligently open their stalls that is located at second floor of Hua Shan Market. Everyday (except Monday), they will open their business at 5.30am, and you can find that people are already lining up by then. Since this breakfast place is so famous and people said it’s a must try breakfast when you come to Taipei, so me and my brother went to try how good it tastes like.

Reached the place about 10.45am, and saw a long line up. Luckily the line went quite fast that day and we only took 15 minutes to Queue.. *Rumour said that sometimes you need to line up for 45 minutes* When it is about your turn, i suggest you to make up your mind first, cause there’s no much time for you to read the menu one by one, since they are very fast in taking and serving your order, and they want the Q to keep moving.

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So, this was what we ordered:

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Cold SoyMilk

My favourite all time drink! They have both the sweetened/salty and hot/cold soymilk. Since i dont have much time to think and afraid that i may not like the salty ones. so i just go ahead with the normal cold soymilk. When they asked me to eat here or to take away. i said to eat here, and suddenly they served me a bowl of soyamilk, i thought i ordered wrongly, but they said it’s the soyamilk that i was ordering.. Well.. after that we decided to order one more soyamilk cause my brother wanted to have one as well, and you know what did i received.. It was a cup of soymilk. :/ Really not sure on how it works.

Anyway, the soyamilk is gooodd.. And i think there’s no awful soyamilk in Taipei. All soyamilk taste good for me. haha.

You Tiao (Cakwe / Fried Cruller)

My Favorite snack of all time! I can just eat this everyday for my breakfast. Too bad it’s not good for your health since it’s deep fried and tend to be oily/ greasy sometimes. This is very well paired with Soyamik!

You Tiao here is very different. I guess this is my very first time to eat super crunchy cakwe that cant be teared into two. It’s so crunchy that it feels like eating some crackers. Nevertheless this popular Taiwanese dish still taste good for me.

There’s another way to eat your You Tiao, which i just discovered as well. Just crack it into two and dip it to the cold / hot soymilk that you order. it will give you a whole different taste! I cant really describe on how it taste like, but as for me i felt that somehow it enhances the soymilk taste. Give it a try. =)

Hou Shao Bing (Thick Shao Bing) 

It’s a thick fluffy yet dry bread filled with omelette egg (egg is optional). The bread itself is already good and crunchy with a little bit of sweetness in it, but it may overpower the egg a little bit. This bread is savoury and one of their best selling item.

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Bao Shao Bing (Thin Shao Bing)

It’s exactly the same with the hou shou bing with a thinner bread that taste less sweet. I personally like the thin one better, cause you can simply taste their savoury egg better. *And i dont know why outside omelette is just better than homemade ones*haha. Well, but i guess the thick bread will be more filling if you are looking for something to satisfy your tummy.

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Fu Hang Dou Jiang
Hua Shan Market, 2F. No. 108, Zhongxiao East Rd., Sec. 1
Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan

(Exit 5 Shandao Temple, and Hua Shan Market is already on your right side)

Tried to make another VLOG (in Bahasa Indonesia) about this, and i discovered that my food vocabulary need to be expanded. Cant really describe the taste well when i record myself, i realized that i need to ponder first on how it taste to write it down. =( Bravo to the food blogger who can get the word on point when they made their VLOGs. =) Anyway, Enjoy my VLOG! ❤

 

 

 

 

Taipei Must Eat Local Food

Taipei is really a food haven. I guess you can find literally anything that you want to eat. From the local foods, american fast food, chinese food, cute and nice cafe, until the french fine dining. There’s even a famous chinese saying ‘Zai Taipei, Ni yi ding hui pang de shang bu liao fei ji’, which means, ‘You will get fat in Taipei until you can sit on an airplane’. haha. *i pray hard for this dont apply to me*

As now, im gonna show you what local foods that i have been eating for this past 2 weeks, and all of these below are recommended! Which means, you really have to try this when you happen to be in town!

1.Niu Rou Juan Bing & Tang Bao (Xiao Long Bao)

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Nu Ruo Juang Bing is a scallion pancake with beef filling and spring onion inside it. It’s like eating a thick beef prata. and I love it! haha. Eat this with their chili, and it will bring you to the other level of goodness. It’s price is only (TWD 70 // SGD 3) for a one portion!

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And this Tang Bao or what we usually called as Xiao Long Bao is muchh muchh better than Din Tai Fung. and of course this portion of goodness cost much more cheaper too! Well, the skin is much thinner and doesnt really look like how normal Xiao Long Bao should be, but this is freakin good. The pork meat is just so good, so tender, juicy and tasty. and the soup in it can really compliment the meat taste. Price is only (TWD 40 // SGD 1.5)IMG_5187

Located very near to Da An MRT station – once you tapped out, turn to your right, walk straight about 70 meters until you see a junction, and turn to your right. There will be a cluster of noodle shop, drink shop and many other food. You’ll just nee to take a look at this  RED signage.

60-76 Xinyi Rd. Sec. 4

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2. Deng Long Lu Wei (ShiDa Market)

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52 Longquan Street. **CLOSED ON MONDAY**

Located at the heart of ShiDa Night Market (Taipower Building MRT station exit 3). You will find lots and lots of food in this night market. If you happen to be there at dinner time, do try this one. It’s like Singapore’s Yong Tau Foo for me, where you get to choose what to want, and they will cook it for you.

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They have vast range of choice. From meatballs, tofu, noodles, pig’s innards, vegetables, fishcakes, pig’s blood cake, seafood, etc2.

How to order?

You need to Queue to choose your meal. Just take a basket, and choose what you want. The different here is, you just need to take a ‘sample’ of the things that you want. Like let say, you want beefballs, you just need to take 1 beefball, and later they will give you 1 portion (3 beefballs) automatically. same goes as lettuce, if you want some lettuce, you can just take 1 of the lettuce leaves. Unless they already tied / package it in one bundle.

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After you took what you want, you need to Re-Queue again for them to cook it for you. IF Singapore Yong Tau Fu cooked it with boiling clear soup, they cooked it with boiling ‘tea-like’ soup, and They will asked you spicy or not spicy for your meal.

and Ta-Daa! here how it’s like.. That small pink basket, turned into a huge plate of meals (was sharing this with my brother). It’s not soupy yet not dry, *basah2 gt.. apa sih inggrisnya? hahaha* and it has the ‘tea-like’ fragrance. But the smell is not that strong, so it doesnt really matter. haha. As for me, I love this one a lot. It’s like i can eat this everyday. haha.

The price for this depends on how much food you take. As for me and my brother, we spent (TWD 150 // SGD SGD 6.5) for this portion. But there’s obligatory drink that you have to purchase, which ranges around (TWD 30 / SGD 1).

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3. Cong You Bing (Scallion Pancakes)

I tried this Cheese Egg Scallion Pancakes in Yongkang Street (just 2 minutes away from Dong Men MRT station). Once you are on Yongkang Street, you just need to see the longest Queue there. People said this stall has never ran out of customer from the time they opened until closing time.
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They have many choices of scallion pancakes. My favorite is still the plain one with eggs. Actually you can easily find this, it’s in every night market, in many local restaurants, and sometimes you can just find one cart in the middle of street selling this green onion pancake. Which again, it tastes like thick prata. This small package can be really filling for your hungry tummy, cause basically it’s all carbs. This snack is a saviour when i woke up late for school. haha. This cost around ( TWD 30-40 // SGD 1 ) per pieces.

4. Xian Su Ji 

If we translate it to english, it called ‘salty fried chicken’. But it’s not just selling fried chicken. Like Lu Wei, they are selling many things in one cart. What you need is just choose what you want, take one as a ‘sample’, put it in a basket and give it to the person in charge. If Lu Wei boiled their food, Xian Su Ji fried their food. It’s like Shilin chicken back in Singapore and Indonesia, but with many varieties to choose from.

Be prepared to drink a lot of water, as this is deep fried and a little bit salty (though you can ask to put less seasoning) and garlic-cy *if there’s such a word* haha

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Tried this in Shi Da night market too! But too bad, i dont know how to show you the way. im so sorry. =(..  They have a lot of cart selling this ‘Xian Su Ji’. Just pick which ever stall that has the longest Q. haha. same like Singaporean, the people here like to Queue for the good food as well. =).

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I guess that’s all for now, i will definitely have Taipei Must Eat Local Food part 2! haha.

Thank God for sending me great friends to introduced this lovely foods in Taipei. Goodnight! =)