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Xi Ben Yuan Temple
Fong Da Coffee
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Ay-Chung Flour Rice Noodle
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Thai Flavors information
Ximending's Red House boasts a dozen or so restaurants and bars in the south courtyard but don't overlook this unassuming place in the far corner. Run by Thai immigrants, Thai Flavors serves some of the most authentic and delicious curries, soups and salads in Taipei and at rock-bottom prices. Three types of Thai beer (NT$80) are also on offer.