Taipei City – Off the beaten track

It’s interesting because as a tourist to a new place, don’t you often find that you’re drawn to the key landmarks associated with it? Yeh, you’ve taken a few pictures and yeh they’re probably going to look pretty good when you send them to your family and friends. And, yeh, they’re probably going to be pretty jealous. But if you’re here for a weekend, week, month, or a few years, you’re going to want to know where else you can tick off the growing list of food to try in this incredible city. Imagine ticking off Taipei 101 and then hitting up The Diner for a burger and fries. Sound good? Well, not really. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not hating on The Diner. It serves up the Western food that sometimes we all crave and adore. But, imagine ticking off Taipei 101 and then walking 10mins to go and try some of the best pork gravy over rice you may ever have. Or, walking 20mins to go and check out some insanely delicious Thai food that won’t break the bank.

This post is going to show you where to go near those landmarks that you absolutely must see in Taipei City. Now it’s important to say up front that this isn’t a comprehensive nor is it an exhaustive list. However, it’s some of my favourite places to chow down near to camera clicking hotspots.

Tourist Hot Spot – ShiDa nightmarket, YongKang Street or DaAn Park.
Type of food – Sushi
Booking required – for a guaranteed spot, yes, but you can turn up and hope for a space. However, there are less than 10 seats in the entire restaurant.
Price – $1000 for the standard set. Upwards of $2000 if you add extras or alcohol.
Websitehttps://www.chu-yu.com.tw/
Phone – +886903059694

Check out my original post, here.

This place is perfect for wowing family or friends with. The intimacy is great and the quality of the ingredients really sets it apart some spaces around the city where you’re likely to pay more.

Tourist Hot Spot – Eastern area shopping, National Dr Sun Yat Sen memorial hall (30min walk)
Type of food – Traditional Taiwanese
Booking required – for a guaranteed spot, yes, but you can turn up and hope for a space. There is plenty of space inside.
Price – $200-$1000 per dish.
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/guantouli/
Phone – +886227088063

Check out my original post, here.

If you want to impress your boyfriend/girlfriend’s family with some incredible traditional Taiwanese food, or you just cant wait for Chinese New Year banquet style food, then this is the place to come!

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