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 ...Go to Episode
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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