Restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Kaohsiung

Wu Pao Chun Bakery

The flagship store of the talented Taiwanese baker who won top prize (bread category) in the Bakery World Cup in Paris. He did it with a wheat bread that contains Taiwan's millet wine, rose petals and dried lychees.…
Top Choice Taiwanese in Hualien

Yuelu Restaurant

Worthy of its poetic name, Yuelu (Moon Cottage) is set in a graceful Japanese-style house tucked into a hillside 800ft above sea level. Yuelu specialises in Hakka and Taiwanese fare, which are both done to a very hi…
Top Choice French in Taichung

Le Moût

At 26 on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2016, Le Moût features Taiwan-inspired French cuisine by Chen Lanshu. Chen, who was trained at Le Cordon Bleu, was also crowned Asia's Best Female Chef. At Le Moût, flavours are s…
Top Choice Taiwanese in Tainan

Wang's Fish Shop

This white-tiled roadside shop, operated by a milkfish (虱目魚; shīmùyú) farmer, slaughters the fish in the wee hours to prepare the popular breakfast of fish-meat broth (魚肉湯; yúròu tāng). Fish belly (魚肚; yúdù) comes i…
Top Choice Dumplings in Lukang

Laojiefang

Cheap and excellent hand-made dumplings (手工水餃; shǒugōng shuǐjiǎo), beef noodles (牛肉麵; niúròu miàn) and a plethora of cold dishes laid out near the entrance! The heavenly dumplings (NT$4.50 per piece) are served in b…
Top Choice Seafood in Zhongshan & Datong

Addiction Aquatic Development

Housed in the former Taipei Fish Market – you can't miss it, it's a huge blue-and-slate-grey building – is this collection of chic eateries serving the freshest seafood imaginable. There's a stand-up sushi bar, a se…
Top Choice Chinese in Zhongshan & Datong

Qing Tian Xia

At the northern end of historic Dihua St is Taipei's first Guizhou restaurant. The interior is upscale but relaxed, and dishes are authentic and well presented. There's no menu; order from your smartphone or the res…
Top Choice Taiwanese in Taichung

Shih Sundry Goods

A car mechanic and his multi-talented family built this gracefully rustic restaurant with scraps, where they now prepare honest and tasty meals using only organic ingredients (homegrown or from nearby farms). The si…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Shilin

MiaCucina

Serving Italian food in American portions, this place is best enjoyed with a friend. Super popular, especially with expats; it's worthwhile booking if you come at lunch or dinner peak times. Panini, fresh pasta, sou…
Top Choice Taiwanese in Pinglin

Taiyuan Tea House

This modern teahouse serves delicious Taiwanese dishes, many prepared with tea seed oil (茶油; cháyóu), such as fried rice (炒飯; chǎofàn), noodles (麵線; miànxiàn), and mountain pork (山豬肉; shān zhūròu). Besides, tea leav…