Taipei City – 阿月子油飯 Ah Yue Zi Oily rice

Value for money: 9/10
Cleanliness: 6/10
Service: 6/10
Quality of food: 9/10
Overall: 7/10

Tucked in an alley just off 泰順街 TaiShun Street near the ShiDa area of Taipei, waits this 38 year old restaurant.
These being the characters for oily rice – 油飯 yóu fàn
It’s not a big place, and most of the rice sells out by around 12 mid-day. It opens up early in the morning, but shuts at 14:00, so get there early on.
At a guess, there are around 10 tables inside (including both rooms)
Usually a huge fan of the oily tofu 油豆腐, we decided to stick to what we heard was good, here. But, that will be tried next time, I’ll make sure of that!
Certainly not a big menu, but these were what they still had when we got there around 12:30. It’s very reasonably priced.

So, here’s what we ordered:

1. 油飯 yóu fàn
Oily rice
$35

2. 米粉湯 mǐ fěn tāng 
Rice noodle soup
$25

3. 油豆腐 yóu dòu fǔ 
Oily Tofu
$15

4. 綜合黑白切 zōng hé hēi bái qiē 
A mix of meat with offal
$50

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1. 油飯 yóu fàn
Oily rice
$35

Solid performance all round by this bowl of oily rice! However, I do prefer the one at YongLe Market…

2. 米粉湯 mǐ fěn tāng 
Rice noodle soup
$25

This is delicious, and probably on par with the oily rice, I feel. The noodles were superb and the flavour was great.

3. 油豆腐 yóu dòu fǔ 
Oily Tofu
$15
+
4. 綜合黑白切 zōng hé hēi bái qiē 
A mix of meat with offal
$50

They put the tofu on the side of this dish (the right side). The tofu was very tasty and even though we only ordered 1 piece, they seemed to give us two. So, either their 1 piece is 2 squares of tofu, or they were feeling generous toward the end of the shift…?

There is a sign (I forgot to get a picture) near this little ‘help yourself’ trolley, telling you to be aware that the hot sauce is HOT. So, only take a bit. Let me tell you, it is HOT HOT HOT! Do listen to them (not like me, I took too much and couldn’t finish it) and only take a little. It really does go a long way. Even though it is ‘burn your tongue’ hot, it has a good depth of flavour.
 
 
Opening Times:
Tuesday – Sunday 
07:00 – 14:00
Monday – Off
Tel:
02 2362 6589
臺北市大安區泰順街2巷4號
No4, Lane 2, TaiShun Street, DaAn District, Taipei City
Happy Eating!

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