Rise and Shine, It's Time to Try Taiwan's Famous Breakfast Eateries

Rise and Shine, It's Time to Try Taiwan's Famous Breakfast Eateries
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What you need to know

Good Eye Taipei’s recommendations for breakfast eateries to check out in Taipei.

In Taiwan, breakfast eateries are just as common as convenience stores and are the first stop of the day for many locals. Family-owned breakfast stands as well as breakfast chains selling sandwiches, burgers and beverages have been popping up since the 80s.

Their menus have also grown with time to include more Western-style items in addition to traditional Chinese fried dumplings and turnip cakes.

One of the most famous places to get breakfast is Fuhang Soy Milk, where a queue can be seen as early as 5 a.m. Others might prefer to start their day with flavors such as savory congee and thick pork noodle soup, which can be found in an alley in front of the Tsu Sheng Temple(慈聖宮).

With such a variety of breakfast places to choose from, Good Eye Taipei, a new bilingual Taipei city guide, recommends six locations to check out.

Weiding Egg Pancake (味鼎蛋餅)

(No.3, Lane 21, Longjiang Rd, Taipei City [台北市龍江路21巷3號])

味鼎
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Their crispy egg pancake is a customer favorite.

Yonghe Soy Milk King (永和豆漿大王)

(No 2. 102, Section 2, Fuxing S Rd, Taipei City [台北市復興南路二段102號])

永和
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Open all day for traditional Taiwanese breakfasts.

Fuhang Soy Milk (阜杭豆漿)

( 2F, No.108, Section 1, Zhongzxiao E Rd, Taipei City [台北市忠孝東路一段108號2樓])

阜杭
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Their "shaobing youtiao" and Taiwanese omelets are worth waiting in a line for.

Ichiban Breakfast (一級棒早點)

(No.51, Lane 72, Guangming Rd, Taipei City [台北市光明路72巷51號])

一級棒
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Hidden in the alleys of Beitou, their shredded-turnip cake is a must-have.

Ye's Meat Congee (葉家肉粥)

(No.17, Lane 49, Bao'an St, Taipei City [台北市保安街49巷17號])

葉家
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Rich broth with aromatic rice — don't forget to order their braised pork.

Zhou Family's Tofu Roll (周家豆腐捲)

(No.104, Land 419, Guangfu S Rd, Taipei City [台北市光路南路419巷104號])

周家
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A perfect combination of mung bean noodles, stir-fried eggs, cabbage and tofu.

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Editor: Olivia Yang


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