Taipei might as well be known as the city of night markets, deep fried goodies and shopping districts. But throughout the extensive selection of street snacks to feast on, there is definitely a couple that stands out and deemed as what you must try.
If you ever find yourself in Ximending—otherwise known as the hipster area of Taipei—look out for Ah Chung Mian Xian.
Yes, you would probably have heard of it and many of you may have already tried it. But if you haven’t, here’s why you should.
At first glance, the stall appears inconspicuous. It is a small little outlet, with interiors that don’t necessarily scream ‘viral food location’. But you will still see crowds of customers and eager patrons standing around, slurping from disposable bowls and spoons.
Mian xian directly translates to the mee sua that we have here in Singapore—only this one in Taipei is served up with rich, thick gravy, and is accompanied with braised pig intestines. You can even choose to add as much condiments as you wish; parsley, vinegar and chilli oil…
You can choose from a small bowl which costs NT$50 (S$2.15) and a big bowl which costs NT$60 (S$2.58).
These noodles are best eaten piping hot, and they taste exceptionally warm and lovely in winter.
Ah Chung Mian Xian
No. 8-1, Emei Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City
Mon – Fri: 10.30am – 10.30pm
Sat – Sun: 10.30am – 11pm
Nearest station: Ximending