Speaking of Lu rou fan (braised pork rice) in Taipei, Jinfen Luroufan close to Chiang Kai Shek memorial hall is so popular. Actually, when I went to there, there were so many people waiting in front of the shop.
They have two lines. Left is for people “to go” (外帯), and right is for people “for here”(内用). Both lines were long. I wanted to eat foods inside of the restaurant, so I followed the right line.
Foods are cooked at outside of the shop. Good smell attack pedestrians.
Though there were about 30 people following the line, but I was seated in 15 minutes.
They don’t serve drinks and they serve foods quickly, and everyone get out of the restaurant as soon as they finish eating.
The staff recognized that I can’t speak Chinese and he thought I’m Japanese, and then he spoke simple Japanese.
It’s very close to MRT Chiang Kai Shek memorial hall station.
As soon as I was seated, I wrote on the order sheet what to eat. I learned in advance, so there was no problem. But he kindly handed menu having photo, Japanese and English words with this order sheet.
After I wrote on the sheet, I handed it to him.
There’s no drinks like beer, if you want to drink, you’d better visit there after drinking at somewhere 🙂
By the way, I was surprised at the word “頭髄湯”. It’s soup with chunks of pork brain in it. I was interested in it, but I didn’t have the courage to order..
Foods that we had
Lu rou fan – small bowl (30TWD)
Lu rou fan (魯肉飯) is their specialty. They have three sizes of Lu rou fan. Medium size is 40 TWD and large size is 50 TWD. Small is suitable for me. I usually eat rice in such a size of bowl at home. It didn’t have much meat. I wanted to eat more. But braised meat was tasty.
Much sauce soaked into the rice. It didn’t have much smell of star anise, so it’s easy to eat.
If you want to eat Lu rou fan with much smell of star anise, I recommend Huang Ji braised pork rice close to Shuangcheng Street.
Boiled green vegetables small (20TWD)
Boiled green vegetable(湯青菜). Also it have three size. Medium is 30 TWD and large is 40 TWD. Vegetable that is used for it is seasonal green vegetables. It was Chinese water spinach that time. It was seasoned with soy sauce and garlic. The Chinese water spinach had crunchy texture. If you visit there alone, small size is the best.
Pork innards soup (55 TWD)
Pork innards soup (猪肚湯)had pork innards and much winter melon. The soup was seasoned very lightly. I felt it’s not soup because the ingredients occupied the bowl. The soup was hard to scoop.
Water melon occupied the bowl. It’s hard to get pork innards, too. But good.
About the restaurant
Name in English / Jinfeng Luroufan
Name in Taiwanese / 金峰魯肉飯
Address / No. 10, Section 1, Roosevelt Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
Phone / 02-2396-0808
Open / 8 a.m. – 1 a.m. (2nd and 3rd Sunday of each month is until 8:30 p.m.)
Closed / Not scheduled
Reservation / Unavailable
Credit card / Unavailable