Don't overlook this unassuming place in the far corner of the courtyard behind the Red House. Basically a one-woman show (a Chinese lady born in Thailand), Thai Food serves some of the most authentic and delicious curries, soups and salads in Taipei and at rock-bottom prices. Two types of Thai beer (NT$80) are also on offer.

If you get here and it's full, simply order and sit in any one of the bars in the courtyard.