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Ding Tai Feng

Tony is in heaven as he visits this famous soup dumpling joint that’s one of the most popular places in Taipei, with an almost guaranteed queue outside. Tony riffs on how consistently amazing these dumplings are.

No. 194, Section 2, Xìnyì Rd, Daan District
Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Eat

Fast Fry Bus

The Fast Fry Bus puts out dishes fried over a hot wok flame. Tony has 3 of their specialties -- chicken, sea snails with basil and baby cuttlefish -- on this converted bus.

Eat

Fensheng Restaurant

Fensheng Restaurant specializes in Hakka and Taiwanese cuisine. One of the specialties is the infamous stinky tofu. A local favorite, it’s stir-fried with seasonal vegetables and served with preserved egg.

No. 13, Lìshuǐ St, Daan District
Taipei City, Taiwan 106

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He Xiang Delicious

This old school favorite serves 3 things on its menu: sticky rice in lotus leaf, bamboo shoot soup and savory pork dumplings. They’re all, like the name unabashedly claims, delicious.

Eat

James Kitchen

Tony eats at the famous James Kitchen with his sidekicks, Kuo Lishin and Sophie. James Kitchen is a small Taiwanese restaurant on Yong Kang Street that serves very good examples of classic food.

No. 65 Yǒngkāng St, Daan District
Taipei City, Taiwan 106

See & Do

Kuoli Kukung Powuyuan

Tony explores the National Palace Museum of Taiwan. It is considered the Louvre of Asia and has the largest and best collection of Chinese art in the world. There, Tony finds a statue of what he calls, “the pork of his dreams.”

No. 221, Section 2, Zhìshàn Rd, Shilin District
Taipei City, Taiwan 111

See & Do

Mengjia Longshan Temple

Taipei has some of the most beautifully preserved temples in China, and Longshan Temple is one of the most stunning.

See & Do

Miaokou Night Market

Tony and Calvin explore the lights, sounds, sights, smells and foods of the market. They try everything from Taiwanese meatballs to sea urchin.

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Modern Toilet

At Modern Toilet, the tile-covered walls are adorned with showerheads, while plungers and feces-shaped lights hang from the ceiling. The chairs are (non-functional) toilets, food is served in miniature toilet bowls and drinks in mini urinals.

2F, No.50-7 Xining South Rd
Taipei, Taiwan‬‬‬

See & Do

MRT Taipei Zoo Station

One of the best places to visit in Taipei is Maokong -- accessible by a small mountain road or gondola. Maokong has some great hiking trails and teahouses overlooking forested valleys and tea plantations.

Wenshan District Taipei City, Taiwan 116

See & Do

National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall

The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a famous monument, landmark and attraction erected in memory of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China.

No. 21 Zhongzheng District
Taipei City, Taiwan 100

See & Do

Ningxia Night Market

Ningxia Night Market is famous for gourmet snacks. Try the mouthbreeder soup, stirred satay beef, pork liver soup, Tainan savory rice pudding, braised pork rice, oyster omelet, chicken rice and oyster noodles.

Níngxià Rd, Datong District
Taipei City, Taiwan 103

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Shi Jie Doujiang

Tony and his sidekick, Kent, meet for breakfast at Shi Jie Doujiang. They try a variety of amazing dishes like niu rou shao bing -- flat bread stuffed with thinly sliced pork.

No. 284, Section 2, Yǒnghé Rd, Yonghe District
New Taipei City, Taiwan 234

See & Do

Shilin Night Market

People come from all over to try their special Hu Jiao Bing, a fried-pepper bun filled with peppered pork and spring onion filling. The bread is freshly cooked in a tandoori oven and stays crispy while the filling is light and fluffy.

See & Do

Taipei 101

Tony rides the fastest elevator in the world to the observation deck of Taipei 101. The top of Taipei 101 has a breathtaking and unobstructed view of the city and its surrounding mountains.

45 Shifu Rd, Xinyi District
Taipei City, Taiwan 110

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Tea House

A wonderful outdoor teahouse serving up fantastic tea and incredible views of Taipei.

No. 6, Lane 40, Section 3, Zhǐnán Rd, Wenshan District
Taipei City, Taiwan 116

See & Do

Tong Hua Night Market

Tong Hua Night Market is a great alternative to Keelung’s more popular night market. This market has a lot more clothing stalls then Keelung, but still boasts great food.

Línjiāng Street, Daan District
Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Sleep

Villa 32

Taipei is surrounded by volcanic mountains with naturally occurring hot springs that are easily reached by public transit. With only 4 rooms, Villa 32 is the place to go to get pampered.

No. 32 Zhōngshān Rd
Beitou District Taipei City, Taiwan 112

Sleep

W Taipei

No.10 Fifth Section, Zhongxiao East Rd, Xinyi District
Taipei 110, Taiwan‬‬‬

See & Do

Xinglong Park

Tony meets up with professor and linguist Gabriel at Xinglong Park. He watches people practice “push hands,” a type of martial art that’s rooted in tai chi. The training is aimed at self-defense and focusing the mind.

Wenshan District
Taipei City, Taiwan 116

Eat

Yong Kang Beef Noodle

Beef noodle is a dish that's famous in Taipei, and this place is considered by many to be the best. Yong Kang Beef Noodle is near Yong Kang Street, a famous food street in Daan, near Din Tai Fung.

No. 17, Lane 31, Section 2, Jīnshān South Rd, Daan District
Taipei City, Taiwan 106