胡须张 Formosa Chang – Taipei, Taiwan


Friends who frequent Taipei will know this name. In direct translation is Beard Zhang. This is not a pub or an attraction. It’s actually a well known economical rice value packs takeaways (便当), which is almost everywhere in Taipei… and expanding outwards. Came highly recommended by a friend (Thanks Elaine!), so I had to try this on my 2nd day in Taipei! This is great for those stuck in the hotel rooms cos of bad weather or too lazy to go out. 🙂 They started from just doing these value packs and now they have dishes so you can just … Continue reading 胡须张 Formosa Chang – Taipei, Taiwan

牛轧堂 (Beef Noodles) – Taipei, Taiwan


Went to Kunming Street as I was recommended the best beef noodles at 牛店 which is just across from this shop that I’m writing about but they do not open in the afternoon after 2.30pm and reopens only at 5.30pm. I guess their business must be damn good cos they were busy preparing for that night’s business. Hence no choice, I crossed the street and spotted another beef noodles shop. The deco looks neat and decent and the boss of the place warmly welcomed us to take a seat upstairs after we placed our orders. Video of the tenderness of … Continue reading 牛轧堂 (Beef Noodles) – Taipei, Taiwan

大肠包小肠 – Taipei, Taiwan


This is the first Taiwanese food that I ate when I was in Taipei. It’s a common snack in Taipei and this one has 3 outlets in Taipei alone… maybe more now :). 大肠包小肠 literally means big sausage wrap small sausage… But it’s actually a pork sausage wrapped with a sausage-shaped glutinous rice thingy. I followed the BBQ aroma from just outside the ground floor of my hotel, and found this little stall in the middle of a small alley. The stall owner boast the sausages are made from wild boars from Wulai (乌来) which is several miles south of … Continue reading 大肠包小肠 – Taipei, Taiwan

SO FREE WOOD FIRED PIZZA (柴烧比萨) – Taipei, Taiwan


Ok I know this has been dragging for some time and finally I’m getting to write about the food I tried when I was in Taipei. This So Free Wood Fired Pizza place came to me as a surprise actually. I was walking around Ximending looking around for a place to have something light, then this little restaurant caught my eye. Not because of the custom built big stone oven that is right at the counter in front of the shop, but also the crowd that is patronizing the restaurant at a weird timing of 3 to 4pm… So I … Continue reading SO FREE WOOD FIRED PIZZA (柴烧比萨) – Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan Here We Come!


eatwithroy will be heading to Taipei in Taiwan soon for the first time and will be featuring as many street food as possible while being there for a week. We’ve heard about it, we’ve read about it, we’ve seen them on tv, but how good they are, we’ll have to try these stalls out ourselves right? So if you know any street or small stalls (no big restaurants or big famous chains) that you reckon is very good and should be brought to the limelight, please email us at eatwithroy@gmail.com or share it here with the other friends of eatwithroy.com! The … Continue reading Taiwan Here We Come!