Want to know the secret to where to find cheap eats in Taipei for under NT$100? All you have to do is eat like a uni student!
Back in the glory days when I was student at the Chinese Language Division (CLD) at NTU, I made a lofty goal to eat at every local eatery located in the immediate vicinity of my school.
So almost every day, after three hours of intense language study,
I’d reward myself by devouring savouring a “canteen”-style meal at the diners just minutes away from my school and Technology Building MRT Station.
Noodles. Dumplings. BBQ meats. Fried Rice. Braised Pork.
They’re all there, and all for NT$100 or less.
Cheap eats in Taipei
So where is this fantastical land of cheap eats, and what should you order?
All the details about where you should go, what you should eat, and how to get there are all detailed in my recent article for Travelog:
To get you salivating, here are some pics I took of each meal I wrote about. I hope it gives you a better idea of what to expect (or rather, anticipate!)
Yi Sang 伊桑
Where is Yi Sang?
No. 73, Section 2, Alley 2, Lane 118, Heping E Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
和平東路二段118巷2弄73號 (辛亥路), Taipei
Lou Rou Fan (滷肉飯 )Milkfish House 虱目魚之家
Where is Milkfish House?
No. 116, Section 2, Heping E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
Dumplings（水餃）at Da Ji Dumplings 大李水餃
Where is Da Ji Dumplings?
No. 35, Section 2, Alley 54, Lane 118, Heping E Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
Fried Rice (炒飯) at Hakka Bantiao Noodles 客家粄條
Where is Hakka Bantiao Noodles?
No. 46, Section 2, Alley 2, Lane 118, Heping E Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
Noodles and Wontons at Mazu Noodle House 馬祖麵館
Where is Mazu Noodle House?
No. 49, Section 2, Alley 2, Lane 118, Heping E Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
Easiest way to get to all these cheap eats
As I wrote in my article:
All these restaurants are closest to Technology Building MRT. Turn left and walk south out of the only station exit until you reach the first major intersection: Heping East Road and Fuxing South Road. Cross both those roads to the southwest corner; the alleyways there include Lane 118 and Alleys 2 and 54.
So there you have it, 5 more meals you can add to your “cheap eats in Taipei” list.
Where’s your fave place to eat cheap in Taipei? Let me know in the comments below!
Remember you can read all the details of the dishes above by reading my full article here.