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TAIPEI: Old Wang Ji’s Beef Noodles Shop 老王記牛肉麵大王

Posted in food, restaurants, taipei, taiwan by sue on December 13, 2010

No. 15, TaoYuan Street, Jhongjheng District, Taipei City

Price: Reasonable/Expensive
Rating: Good
Directions: Take the MRT to Ximen
Reservations: Unnecessary

Every time my dad goes to Taiwan, he has to eat here. EVERY TIME. WITHOUT FAIL. This past trip, he rushed us there 1.5 hours before we were supposed to have dinner with my mom’s friends because it was our last day in Taipei and we would not be returning. We cabbed it over there and cabbed it back just so he could get his beef noodles, steamed spareribs, and pig’s knuckle. The food is pretty good here, but I think it’s more for nostalgia for him.

The beef noodles aren’t the best beef noodles I’ve ever had, but it would probably be in one of my top five places (most likely number 4 or 5). The meat and broth though is quite good. Well, there braised broth anyway. They also offer their beef noodles in a light broth (清燉牛肉麵), but I would never get that. The steamed spareribs and pig’s knuckle are good, but out of the two, I definitely prefer the spareribs.

This place is worth trying if you are in Taipei. It’s always packed, so you know they’re doing something right. There’s only a handful of items on their menu, but early warning there is no English menu. Don’t expect courteous waiters; expect to sit with random folks. The tables are large and they have a lot of clients to feed.


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  1. ally said, on December 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    agh i hate you right now!

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