I had breakfast at Tian Tian Li Mei Shi Fang (天天利美食坊) next morning that I stayed in Ximending. I think this is the best spot for breakfast when I stay in Ximending.
There’s open-air kitchen, so its appearance is like Taiwanese market, but there’s many tables inside the house.
It is packed with counter seats, tables and people.
Of course, you can buy foods to go. They don’t have alcoholic drinks.
Though it’s far from Ximen station (西門), it’s rather easy to find.
How to order
There’re order sheets at the entrance, so you bring it and take seats.
If you need, there’s English (and Japanese) menu, too. I knew later. But I didn’t need it.Chinese character is familiar to me :p
After you fill out the order sheet, you hand it to staff. You need to pay at that time.
There’s a menu above the shop 🙂
I ordered mince pork rice with fried egg (魯肉飯) and fish ball soup (魚丸湯). Both was served soon.
Braised pork rice with egg
This is braised pork rice. Normal braised pork rice is 25 TWD.
But I ordered it with fried egg (加煎蛋滷肉飯) and it cost me 35 TWD.
I heard adding half-cooked fried egg on it is best choice at this shop, so I ordered it without hesitation. I love half-cooked fried egg. I love melting yolk 🙂
I saw boiled egg so frequently at shops in Taiwan, but fried egg is rarely seen.
It don’t have much flavor of star anise and another Chinese spice. In addition, thanks to melting yolk, it’s easy to eat. And much meat is hidden between fried egg and rice.
Also I think their rice is better than another shop.
There’s chili oil on each table. I love spicy foods, so I put some onto my braised pork rice after a while. It’s delicious. Don’t worry. This chili oil isn’t as spicy as it looks 🙂
Fish ball soup
Also I ordered soup. Fish ball soup (魚丸湯, 30 TWD). Two soft fish ball in it. Rather big. Green things are celery. It had refreshing taste and tasty.
There’re minced fish inside the fish ball ! :O Amazing.
Such a lightly seasoned soup is really good with greasy minced pork rice ! though it’s light, but the fish broth is delicious.
About Tian Tian Li Mei Shi Fang (天天利美食坊)
Address / Lions Mansion Higashi-Ginza Bldg B1F, 4-12-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone / 02-2375-6299
Open / 9:30 a.m. – 23 p.m.
Closed / No scheduled
Smoking / Not permitted
Reservation / Unavailable
Credit card / Unavailable
English menu / OK