I’m going to list a few places that I like to eat at in Yungho b[/b]. I’m hoping that others will add ones they know of. I’m not really recommending that anyone make a special trip into Yungho b[/b] for any of these places–Yungho b[/b] offers much less variety and quality than Taipei does. Still, if you are in the neighborhood or live on the wrong side of the river, you might want to try one of these places. Unless otherwise indicated, there is no English menu at any of the places, and I doubt that the staff speak much English.
Two Yunnan/Burmese places:
12 Daxin St. Yungho b[/b]. Closed Sundays.
Located near the Cashbox on Yungho b[/b] Rd., Yunnan Popo offers a small but tasty selection of light noodle dishes and traditional Yunnan snacks. My favorite is the wandoufen served only on Saturdays. This often sells out, so come early. The cold noodles (liangmian) are also good.
24 Hsiulang Rd. Section 1 Yungho b[/b]
This simple store front opened a couple of months ago across from the very active Tudigong temple near the beginning of Hsiulang b[/b] Rd. It seems to serve a growing community of Yunnanese from Burma in the area. The owners are Chinese Muslims (Hui) and do not serve pork or alcohol. The home-style food cooking here is much more substantial than Yunnan Popo. One great value is the papaya salad (NT$50), which is far more authentic and tasty then the msg-drenched version served at Wacheng a few blocks away on Chungcheng Rd. The food is somewhat more spicy than that served at faux Thai restaurants like Wacheng, but the owners are ready to tone it down to meet Taiwanese tastes if necessary. Most dishes are around NT$70
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