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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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 

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