When it comes to Xiao long bao (steamed dumpling) in Taiwan, most visitors will think of DIN TAI FUNG restaurant in their minds. People love to eat xiao long bao because of its transparent dumpling skin and tasty soup inside. I ate at DIN TAI FUNG many years ago, and their xiao long bao really tasted good. This restaurant also provides a variety of cuisines in their menu.
But I’m not writing this restaurant today as lot of travel guidebooks may already did have it; today I want to go for another restaurant named Huang Long Chuang. Xiao long bao here are not only tasting good, but also not so costly at all. Besides, I don’t like taking long queue and spending hour-long waits at DIN TAI FUNG especially on travel peak seasons.
PS: If you are first time coming Taiwan, then must try DIN TAI FUNG for their Michelin Star and fine atmosphere. But if you wanna try more authentic food, then Huang Long Chuang may be one of your choices.
Sometimes you will hear neighboring tables are Japanese, coming here for their Xiao long bao. You can ask for Japanese and English Menu if needed.
The fillings of xiao long bao is minced pork and tasty soup, steaming in bamboo baskets. This delicacy is juicy and meaty. I like their mini-sized xiao long bao, which is more dedicated and their dumplings is thinner compared to normal size. You can also grab their Shrimp flavor ones, which matches with Chinese squash fillings.
蘇式小湯包 Mini Xiao Long Bao with Soup
蝦仁絲瓜湯包 Shrimp and Loofah (Chinese squash) Xiao Long Bao
元盅雞湯 Chicken Soup in Pot (<3<3<3)
炒青菜 Fried Vegetable
Their tea for free, so don’t hesitate to ask for refills. Its Niubang tea or called Burdock tea (quite common in traditional Chinese medicine). I love herbal tea, and it’s really good after meals.
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▌地址：台北市中正區牯嶺街43號(寧波西街交叉口) No. 43, Guling St, Taipei City
▌時間：10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Monday off)