Many hotels in Kaohsiung prepare buffet for guests. But it’s differ from their traditional breakfast.
If we want to have Taiwanese traditional breakfast, we’d better go out of the hotel.
There’re so many restaurants that serve breakfast early in the morning.
Of course, if you don’t examine in advance, you can find breakfast spot here and there close to your hotel. If you can’t find anything, you can ask hotels staff about breakfast outside. They surely know good breakfast.
If your hotel have breakfast, I recommend you have only nutritious foods like salads and go out for second breakfast.
When I visited Kaohsiung, I stayed in Jia’s Inn Liouhe Branch.
They prepare breakfast buffet, but it was very simple and there were few Taiwanese foods all the same.
Fortunately, Jia’s Inn is very close to Xing Long Ju (興隆居) that is the most popular breakfast spot in Kaohsiung.
It was still 8 a.m., but there were lots of people ! (Left shop is popular, too !)
XinLongJu is close to City council station(市議會站). It takes about 5 minutes walk. Also you can walk from Formosa Boulevard Station (美麗島站). The signboard is outstanding, so you won’t miss it out.
How to order
Though there were lots of people waiting, foods and drinks were served quickly on the tray, so I didn’t wait so long. Just about 10 minutes.
Soup buns are steamed in front of the shop and it smelled good. So much buns !
Most Taiwanese breakfast shop have two lines for waiting. One is TO GO, and another is FOR HERE. But this shop is not. Left line is for people who order soup buns, too. And right line is for people who don’t order soup buns. Regardless FOR HERE and TO GO.
I followed left line to get soup bun.
Many Taiwanese people buy foods TO GO. So, there’re some vacant seats in the shop.
Of course, we have to share tables.
Soup bun and soy milk
There’re some seasonings between the kitchen and tables. Somehow I put sauce on the soup bun…maybe I was exhausted in the order in Chinese… But the soup bun (Tangbao, 湯包, 15 TWD) had much soup and was so tasty.
Right is Cold soy milk (冷豆漿, 15 TWD). Also this shop adjust the amount of sugar. I ordered my soy milk with half amount of sugar. Drinks in Taiwan is sweet. So, I always order my drink with half-sugar. Half-sugar is mostly best for me in Taiwan.
About the restaurant
Name in English / Xing Long Ju (XingLongJu)
Name in Taiwanese / 興隆居
Address / No. 186, Liuhe 2nd Road, Qianjin District, Kaohsiung
Phone / 07-261-6787
Open / 4 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Closed / no scheduled
Reservation / Unavailable
Credit card / Unavailable
URL / Website