If you ever want to show anyone what Taiwanese food is, I highly recommend Hao Ji Dan Zai Mian. It is on YongJi Rd, just north of Changchuan Rd. The food is mostly very light and fresh and great for the summer. You won’t find any BaWan, Ou A Jen, chicken butts on a stick, or stinky doufu here. This is a Dan Dan mian place, a famous style of restaurant which originates in Tainan, the old heart of Taiwan.
They have some excellent dishes and I have tried so many of them over the years and they are all great! One of those few places where you are impressed by each and every dish. The place also has a very electric atmosphere, exciting place to go when it is crowded which is every night as far as I know. They started out as one small shop and they are slowing taking over the block.
The boss who usually works the cash register is a really great guy (a little shy, but he knows how to run a business) and they even have a FREE parking lot across the street which is usually packed out as well, but they seem to always squeeze you in.
I love their salmon and the special HaoJi doufu as well as wow…everything. Great mi fen soup and so on. Only thing I thought was so so was their sashimi, but that is out of what must be 20 different dishes. EVERYTHING else rocks and they are cheap! Excellent place to show someone REAL Taiwanese food. Someone visits you in Taiwan, you should show them Taiwanese food no?
If someone has the exact address and remembers which Chinese characters are used for the name of the restaurant please post.