I searched for good beef soup shop in Tainan before visiting there. And I found many people recommend Six Thousands Beef Soup (六千牛肉湯). They are said to be the best beef soup shop in Tainan. So, I decided to visit there for breakfast.
It’s far from Tainan station.
Essential to wait for a long time
I heard there are many people waiting in line early in the morning. Actually, there were so many people when I visited there around 7:30 a.m. And I waited one hour or so.
But I was lucky. They stopped people waiting after five people after me. Though their business hour is from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m., you’d better be there early in the morning to have breakfast at there without fail.
Not only “for here” but also “to go” is available. Anyway, everyone have to follow the same line at first.
Their specialty is beef soup. Tainan have abattoir, so they can get fresh beef meat and serve meats with rare. Beef soup have rare beef meat. It is one of standard breakfast for Tainanese.
The staff led me to the counter seats in front of the kitchen. Kitchen could be seen very well from my seat. Because they cook foods for both “for here” and “to go” in order, my beef soup took much time to be served. But I never got tired of waiting because I could see how to cooking.
The way of cooking is very simple. She only put raw meat into boiling soup.
In case it is for “to go”, she put raw meat into plastic baggage and pour boiling soup into it without batting an eyes. It seems very hot though…..
They don’t have any drinks (of course, alcoholic drinks, too)
They have several species of beef soup. From right to left, bone marrow soup (骨髄湯), beef soup (牛肉湯), beef liver soup (牛肝湯), beef heart soup (牛心湯), beef rib soup (牛腩湯) and rice (白飯). That’s all. And large helping of soup is 200 TWD.
I chose beef soup (牛肉湯, 120 TWD). Many people ordered it. Much rare meat was in soy sauce-based soup. But those beef meats looks medium rare from this photo. Yes. When it was served, it was still rare. But the meats were cooked while I was taking this photo :p
If you want to have rare meat, you should eat soon after your bowl is served.
Shredded ginger and sauce is prepared at the shelf, and you can get as much as you want. I took much of them.
The beef soup was seasoned lightly and it’s good for breakfast.
The meats were soft and tasty. There wasn’t bad smell at all. It’s so fresh.
At first, I ate the beef without anything, and then I ate the beef with ginger, and then dipped into sauce. I like eating meat with ginger best. The sauce is too sweet for me. So, I didn’t need it.
The amount of soup is rather small. I could have second helping.
Many local men ordered it with rice.
About the restaurant
Name in English / Six Thousands Beef Soup
Name in Taiwanese / 六千牛肉湯
Address / No. 63, Section 1, Hai’an Road, West Central District, Tainan
Phone / +886 6 222 7603
Open / 5 a.m. – around 8 a.m.
Closed / unknown
Reservation / Unavailable
Credit card / Unavailable