- #17, Lane 31, Jinshan S. Rd., Sec.2, Da'an Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Services & Facilities
R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Dongmen
R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Daan Park
G Songshan-Xindian Line Guting
R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
San Francisco, California
GOOD NOODLES GOOD SOUPAfter arriving 6:00am in Taoyuan Airport on the red-eye flight and dropping our bags off at our hotel, it was time to find our first dining experience. Saving our appetite for the famous Yong Kang Beef Noodles for early lunch, we headed towards Da’an District and found a very non-descriptive restaurant front with faded store front sign in white background with red and black Chinese characters above a English sign in bright yellow with red letters. As we waited in line for the first seating, we saw taxis, share rides, tourist vans, and cars dropping off folks after folks. Before the store even open the queue was 60 folks long. Ambience: The restaurant was filled with 14 tables with 56 folks packed elbow to elbow. I felt like a sardine. The place really needed a good paint job; the paint on the walls were peeling. The air conditioner was in needed of replacement. Food: My wife choose the Stewed Beef Soup and I chose Dan Dan Noodles. Stewed Beef with Noodle Soup - rich deep concentrated broth. Wow after first sip. Beef was tendered. The noodles were perfectly a denta. The green onions add a zing to the noodle soup. Dan Dan Noodles with Sesame & Peanut Sauce - the sauce was rich with sesame oil and peanut flavor. Again the noodles were a denta. This dish is ideal for vegetarians. Service: The 8 wait staff have limited English. We got in early on first seating, but we were the last table of 14 tables to be serve because our waitress had to repeat our order three times for our table of 8. There are only 9 dishes on the menu (each dish came small or large) We came for the food and we had GOOD NOODLES GOOD SOUP ... at Yong Kang Beef Noodles.
Local cuisine with a rustic touchGenerally regarded as another of Taipei's foodie must-try restaurants (it's listed in the Michelin guide), we our way there as many tourists must have done previously. Located only a single subway stop away from the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial, it's not hard to find as there's usually a queue outside waiting to get in. There certainly was one the day we visited, and it took us about twenty minutes to get in for a late lunch. We were shown to our tables (or rather pointed towards it), and got settled into our stools. The restaurant's certainly fairly basic in decor, so don't epect any frills. We ordered two different versions of the beef noodles - the signature saucy one as well as the soup-based one. The beef used is Australian in origin, and the chunky pieces were tender to the bite. However, I did find the saucy version a little too oily even though I preferred it to the soup-based bowl. We also tried their steamed pork spareribs and steamed pork intestines which, while tasty, probably wouldn't count as one of my favourites. Nevertheless, prices were affordable, and it was worth trying.
Los Ángeles, California
Average food and overrated.I visited Yongkang Beef Noodle (永康牛肉麵館) in Taipei, Taiwan in mid Feb., 2020. This restaurant had been around for several decades. The seating was very casual and customers often shared tables. The service was average. The menu was simple and clear. I ordered a beef noodle with beef tendon and beef. It was a bit spicy for me but the flavoring was good and typical. The Steamed Pork Intestine with Rice Flour was disappointing. The rice grain was unusually large and insufficient. The flavoring was below average. This restaurant was overrated.
Los Angeles, California
It was just okNo line on a wednesday at noon. I thought it was just ok, thought the broth was a little bland. Maybe I came on a bad day, but i thought it was just ok. Its a little pricey with a small bowl coming at around $8 usd.
Decent, 3.5 starsSlightly on the expensive side Beef was really tender, soup was nice. Sign (In Chinese) noted the flavour of all food items served are on the more flavourful side -- Sound out to the staff taking your orders if you would like customisation. Different groups of customers sitting at same table. Do check your "receipt" when handed to ensure the staff notes the correct amount. Queuing: Worth it to queue for <10 minutes. Can ask the staff what's the estimated waiting time for your group size. Groups at the back may be fast tracked to fit the seating arrangements.
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