Taipei City – 老阿伯魷魚羹 – DiHua Street squid balls

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Let’s face it, DiHua Street is packed with good food joints, as well as being steeped in Taiwanese history.

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Relatively new to the scene in Taipei, this place was a slow starter, but now very popular indeed. They specialise in fish balls with soup, but they also put on rice, noodles, tea and bits of braised food.

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As this cool weather settles in, I am definitely going to be going back here. A bowl of thick soup will feature heavily on my agenda for the weekend!

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They seem fairly clued up with English, too. The menu is in English, and several signs around the place are also in English, too.

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Watch and learn, folks, watch and learn.

 


油蔥飯 + 綜合羹湯

$30 + $80

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Yes, noodles are the specialty here. But, I am a rice fan. In fact, aside from the odd curry, before arriving to Taiwan I would only very occasionally ever eat rice. But, here, I seem to have it at least once a day. It has certainly replaced potatoes in my life. This rice, with fried shallot onions and thick gravy sauce was spot-on. Order!

綜合米粉

$80

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Rice noodles – definitely my go-to order for noodles. I like the stringy texture, but I also like the way that they almost clump together and sauce clings to them.

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Really, though, it’s all about the fish balls. Chewy on the outside, well seasoned on the inside with some extra meat to boot. Can’t go wrong? Also in the bowl are some starch-covered shrimp which go down well, too. They are more on the soggy side (well, they are in soup), but I think that’s ok! The soup itself has plenty of flavour, and is very warming.

油豆腐

$30

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When I see it, I get it – oily tofu. Disgusting as the name is, the texture makes it worth it. The skin has a slight chewy resistance to it, but the tofu inside is creamy and delicious. Order, and tell me I am wrong.

嘴邊肉

$70

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We wanted to order a couple of side dishes. But, I probably won’t order this again. Whilst the taste was fine, I guess I kind of expected more.

燙青菜

$35

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Gotta get your hit of greens, haven’t you? Tasty with the fried shallots and minced garlic on top, and well seasoned. Order.


Opening Times: 

Monday – Saturday 07:30 – 15:00

Tel:

0955 341 050


台北市大同區迪化街一段226號

No. 226, DiHua Street, Section 1, DaTong District, Taipei City


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