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After we put in our new year prayers at the temple we stopped for a quick dinner at this busy little corner noodle shop. It’s one of those places that serve only one or a few things. A really good sign that the food is good.
Pictures of our food. I didn’t know this but you can’t get roast goose that easily in the states.
The view from my seat. There wasn’t that much room so we sat with complete strangers. They scarfed their food and left just as quickly.
Everyone orders a bowl of noodles either mi fun or mien. I chose mi fun which are thin rice noodles. It arrived seconds after we ordered and we dove in. The pork broth was so sinfully yummy. Very flavorful and fatty. I had to hold myself back from drinking the entire bowl of the heart attack soup.
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Our last meal in Taiwan! Arashi Ramen…mmm mmm mmm.
Always a Line! Fortunately the patrons do like they do in Japan…they eat fast and leave! So the line wasn’t so bad. About 10 mins? So worth it.
The menu! To the left is the house special ramen which is a rich dark broth ( i think the secret is black sesame oil/paste). Middle page is their deep rich pork broth which is available in spicy flavor (that’s what I got).
Even the accoutrements on the table are tasty! These are green onions in a spicy red pepper paste. Yum yum.
Tada! My delicious bowl of ramen. I killed it! Each bite was heaven!! The broth really rich and creamy. Strong garlic flavors. Not too salty, very oily – i didnt need lip balm after this meal.
I rarely do this but I ate both pieces of the pork. That’s because the slices were paper thin and not too fatty…which I have never had before. Perfect portion size and oh so flavorful.
Noodles were on the thin side which is not my favorite but these had the perfect texture…a smidge softer than al dente. Sigh….will it be another year before I meet you again delicious ramen??!!
Keelung Market is food heaven!! Out of all the street markets visited I think this was my favorite, it was all about the food! The street was filled with food vendors in the stalls along the side and people selling yummy treats in push carts. This market has been here for at least 40 years and more. They sell traditional Taiwanese dishes that aren’t found any where else. My two favorite stops were the noodle vendors, of course! : )
Oh my god! BEST garlic noodles EVER. The noodles were chewy and soft and thick….ugh…I wish I could just close my eyes and transport myself back to these noodles! These were served with a nice bowl of cuttlefish soup which was equally as delicious!
To my surprise this thick squid soup was pretty tasty as well! I’d never thought I’d get to eat the real thing! Before this, I’d only tried the instant version which I thought was weird and that I’d cooked it wrong.
Look at this big ass pot of noodles!
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Gosh…I wish I was back in Taiwan right now. The food I experienced in Taiwan was AMAZING! Amazing, I say! I didn’t have one bad meal…maybe an ok meal or two but nothing that I wouldn’t eat again. Just look at this delicious bowl of noodles!!!
One of my best noodle experiences ever was at this Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup shop tucked away in Ximending, a poppin’ trendy shopping area in Taipei City. I couldn’t believe I was about to eat the REAL thing! Prior to this I’ve only had this famous Taiwanese dish in instant noodle form. Now I can compare it the the actual. Exciting! And the results? Of course experiencing the original is the BEST. But I must say that the instant version wasn’t that far off from the real deal. Caveat is that the instant noodles are actually from Taiwan. The Beef Noodle restaurant was actually on the outskirts of all the action so it was a little hard to find, especially because the only information I had was the name of the restaurant, written in chinese, on a piece of note paper. A challenging find as I can’t read Chinese. Challenging but not achievable! When the restaurant was finally in sight, I still wasn’t that sure I had found it. I had to ask a couple of people before I finally decided that this was it. Not the usual set up that I’m used to in the states. The outdoor kitchen is in the front facing the street.
Dining area inda back.