48 Hours in Taipei

In Taipei, Anthony Bourdain visits the second-tallest building in the world. There he discovers pork carved out of jade, learns he can't have a plan in a bar scuffle and sees why scantily-clad women attend ...

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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

 
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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.

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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.

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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

 
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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

 
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Mengjia Longshan Temple

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

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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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