When I walked around Ximending in Taipei, I felt like eating something light meal as dinner and I dropped in at this shop.
Ximen Jin Feng (西門金峰魯肉飯)
As its name having “魯肉飯”, they are braised pork rice bowl shop.
I heard this is a branch of Jing feng close to Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall.
It’s faced on the large street. So many people stop in front of the kitchen.
Speaking of Ximending, this is a town of young people.
So, the interior of the shop is cool. It’s like cafe. Differ from the head shop, “金峰魯肉飯“.
But their order system is as same as the head shop.
They took me to the seat and handed the order sheet to me. So, I wrote what to eat, and handed back to them.
Because I got to there around 9 p.m., there were many vacant seats, but we have to share table while busy hour.
It takes 5 minutes walk from the MRT Ximen station.
This is the order sheet. You need to write on the sheet. Don’t forget to write your table number at the upper light “卓號”. I usually forget to write it :p
They serve foods as same as that the head shop serve.
I heard there’s English and Japanese menu, too. If you ask someone, you can get the menu. Pig’s brain soup attracts me, but I don’t have the courage…
Many shops don’t serve set meals in Taiwan. But it’s good because I can order as many as I can eat them up. Mostly set meals are too much for me… of course in Japan, too 🙁
So, I ordered just them. Braised pork rice and soup.
Braised pork rice
This is their specialty. Braised pork rice (small, 30 TWD). Large portion is 50 TWD.
Much braised pork on the rice. Of course the broth, too.
I was dissatisfied with the amount of braised pork when I ate at the head shop…
The seasoning was good, too. Their braised pork have mushrooms. So, it had the sweetness of mushroom. Delicious. Stronger flavor of star anis.
I like it better than what I ate at the head shop :p
Pork ribs soup with Hemerocallis fulva
This is Pork ribs soup with Hemerocallis fulva (金針排骨湯, 60TWD). Hemerocallis fulva is grown around China, Korea and Japan. It is called 金針 (Jin zhen cai) in Chinese. So much Hemerocallis fulva in it. The texture was good. It is a kind of Chinese medicine. So, I got warmer.
More pork rib than expected in the soup. The soup was seasoned lightly. Much ingredients. I think it’s not soup. It’s meal in the soup !
About Ximen Jin Feng
Address / No. 89, Kunming Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City
Phone / 02 2381 2561
Open / 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Closed / Tuesdays
Smoking / Not permitted
Reservation / Unavailable
Credit card / Unavailable