Speaking of Taiwanese foods, I remember minced pork rice and beef noodles at first. If you get to Taipei main station from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, you must be starving because of long trip.
There’s a good beef noodles shop close to Taipei main station. Their name is Liu Shan Dong Beef Noodles (劉山東牛肉麵). They’re so popular beef noodles shop and they got Michellin Bib Gourmand. They have been there for about 50 years.
And, they are open from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. We can have breakfast, lunch and dinner at there.
When I visited there for the first time, though it was too late for lunchtime, it was completely filled with people. I waited for 5 minutes or so. And the lady brought me to the small square table and shared the table with a couple. Almost all people seemed to be local people. Staffs don’t speak both English and Japanese.
They are located along such a narrow alley.
But it’s close to Taipei station.
There’s Chinese menu on the wall.
They also have menu having English, Korean and Japanese words with photo. But mostly they don’t prepare it on the table, so ask them if you need it.
And there’re some small foods (各式小菜) like pickles in front of the kitchen, so you can order them with 20 TWD each.
Yummy foods that I had
Braised beef noodles (紅焼牛肉麺)
When I visited there for the first time, I ate braised beef noodles (紅焼牛肉麺, 140TWD). It was like udon and was tasty. The soup had plenty of beef broth. And it had much simmered beef tendon.
Clear beef noodles (清燉牛肉麺)
Though the braised beef noodles above was good, I like clear beef noodles (清燉牛肉麺 ,140TWD) better. It had much garlic flavor. So, it’s my tastes.
The beef is, as you see, soft and juicy. It’s not beef tendon. I think it’s rib ?
And it went with douchi on the table very well. Of course noodles itself is enough good, but adding this douchi is awesome. It added the noodles to more flavor. The shop recommend you put them into the noodles after you enjoy the noodles as it is.
Douchi is on the table. It’s spicy just a little. This douchi is good for all noodles in the shop. I think it’s their homemade. Delicious.
Free second helping of soup
If you ask them, they add soup into your bowl with free of charge. I was very surprised at a man besides me because he drunk the soup up at first as soon as his noodles was served and he got extra soup 😀 Certainly their soup is awesome. I’ll have second helping of soup next time.
About the shop
Name in English / Liu Shan Dong Beef Noodles
Name in Taiwanese / 劉山東牛肉麵 (劉山東小吃店)
Address / No. 2, Lane 14, Section 1, Kaifeng St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
Phone / +886223113581
Open / 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Closed / no scheduled
Credit card / Unavailable
Reservation / Unavailable
URL / Facebook