East Asia Restaurants
This is where it all started. The original Din Tai Fung sits in the middle of Xinyi district. There 3 small floors, and there is usually a wait, though we were lucky it wasn't long. Everything was delicious although I wasn't as impressed with the hot and sour soup, but then again my expectations were very high. They also have ...Popular withFoodiesLocalBudget
Din tai fung is a Taiwanese chain restaurant that has outlets and fans all over the world. I'm one of them! Very yummy soup dumplings. In other cities like Sydney and Singapore, the wait for a table can be long but we never had to wait here. Score.Popular withFoodiesFamiliesBusiness
I guess it's all relative, this place is like eating in a carnival ride. However - the foods passable. If you happen to be there at 3 in the morning, watch out if someone rushes pass you covering their mouth - hope they make it to the loo (or in our case the tree on the stairway). Flying pan is ...Popular withFoodiesBudgetFamilies
If you're looking to eat the finest Peking Duck, look no further, as Quanjude is as authentic as it gets. Through windows, you can see how the chefs prepare the ducks, and as part of the "show", they carvers wheel out the Peking Duck an carve it in front of you. Delicious, tasty, and savory! You have to stop by ...Popular withFoodiesLocalHistory
16/20; Food 8/10, Ambience 4/5, Service 4/5. Fabulous 'local tavern'-style with Hunan-led kitchen. Quite grungy (for a place also catering to the expat&tourist crowd that is), but this is part of the charm. Most of the staff don't speak anything other than Mandarin, but there's a menu with pictures and the staff do make an effort and are friendly. If ...Popular withFoodiesLocal
It is the Beijing Duck restaurant that has been written up in all guide books. It is located in a court yard house in one of those hutongs. The restaurant kind of have the authentic old Chinese dining out experience, dirty tables and bad services. The Beijing Duck here is just OK. I have had better in some random restaurants ...Popular withLocalFoodies
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One of several places to get a nice authentic bowl of spicy beef noodle soup. Consistent heat throughout, not overpowering, and tasty broth. I went with the wide noodles, which were good, but I would run with the thinner "ramen" style thickness. Nice prompt service, the dude helping us even moved our party to an area with more comfortable seating.
Though the xiolongbao are no match for the famous DinTaiFung (in the same complex) Crystal Jade has a much more extensive menu and provides a very good "cheap-eats" experience in a family-friendly, clean (if a bit corporate) atmosphere. You can swing a dead cat and find great Chinese food in Shanghai, but Crystal Jade is one of few mid-market outlets ...Popular withFoodiesFamilies
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Simple local roadside Taiwanese roadside food. Some rice paste, sausage including a rice sausage, simple broth soup, & pork stir fry... All served on plastic lined plates... Very nice view, but don't bother if you don't know how to get here & if your Mandarin is as poor as mine... You'll need a guide.
This place is a Taipei institution -- it has been around for 30 years, and started as a place for late-night mah jong players to retreat to after a long nights of playing. There is a simple, no frills air to this place -- you walk in and are seated immediately (it's basically 3 walls, so it's not exactly air ...
One of my favorite restaurants in Tokyo. Grilled robata fare. Excellent energy with the staff shouting out orders to the chefs, who sit in the middle of the counters, serving you beers on a long wooden paddle. Do you know how strong you have to be to lift 3 beers on a 15 ft wooden paddle? Great selection of seafood, ...
Sure the roast squab, swiss sauce wings, oxtail stew and Russian borsch is what TPK, a retro Hong Kong style western cuisine restaurant, is famous for....I come here for all of the above AND their incredible soufflé! The soufflés are made to order and are as big as someone's head! They say it is enough for sharing, but I never ...Popular withHistory