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JinShan S. Rd., Sec. 2, Ln. 31, No. 17 (Da'An District)
(886) 02-2351-1051 | beefnoodle-master.com
CUISINEBeef Noodle Soup
BEST FORLunch; dinner
PRICE (BEEF NOODLES)TWD 160
FAMOUS PLATESHong shao niuroumian (beef noodle soup)
DRINKS AND WINETea; soft drinks
# OF SEATS25-50
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No
MRTGuTing; CKS Memorial Hall
This neighborhood mainstay is one of the best places in the city to snag a steaming bowl of classic Taipei beef noodle soup. The restaurant itself is pretty no frills (pots of pickles on the table are just about the only adornment), but the show-stopping noodles, broth, and tender cuts of beef more than compensate.
Pretty much anyone who likes perfectly cooked noodles in a delicious broth.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Something we don’t mind splashing noodle broth on–preferably dark colored and machine washable.
GO HERE WITH
Friends; family; noodle lovers
WHY WE LIKE IT
Those steaming bowls of beef noodle soup…the tender chunks of beef, the chewy noodles, the rich broth...we just can’t get enough. (Be sure to order the classic Taiwanese version (hong shao niu rou mian), not the light version (qing tang niu rou mian). Both are good, but the hong shao version is not to be missed.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Would be nice if the surrounds weren’t quite so basic, but we really don’t mind once the bowls are set in front of us.
GOOD TO KNOW
There’s no English menu, but there is a picture menu, so go with the beef noodle soup with a dark brown broth. Beef noodle soup (of the hong shao variety) has been a BIG thing in this country for generations; there’s an annual family recipe contest in Taipei during the fall. It may seem like a big to-do about a single dish, but once you taste it, you’ll understand why.
Lao Zhang Beef Noodles (Taipei)
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