Article Date: 06-01-2016
Address - 台北市大同區重慶北路二段57巷19號, Taipei, Taiwan 103. No. 19, Lane 57, Section 2, Chongqing North Rd., Datong District, Taipei City 103
Phone - Phone: (02)2555-1235
Opening Hours - 17:00-24:00
Price - 100NT up
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This Vietnamese restuarant just happens to be by and far the best we have ever tasted in the whole of Taiwan nevermind Taipei alone.
The way we came across this place was a sheer stroke of luck. We were in Ningxia night market looking for something to eat, and we couldn't decide which stand to buy food from. Then we stumbled upon this Vietnamese. There was no one inside at all, and we thought this might be a bad sign, but maybe it was just the wrong time of the day.
When we finished eating here that day we were shocked at how great it was and how empty it was. Well it turns out that was just a one off because every other time we have been there it has been really busy and it seems to be getting more and more popular.
The bloke who runs the shop is just a student here studying Chinese and thats why he only opens it at 5pm when his classes finish.
The reason this shop is so bloody excellent is because the bloke cooks the broth of the soup like my mother does back home. He cooks the bones in the soup all night long meaning all the taste and flavours go into the soup. The beef or chicken in the soup depending what you decide to get is excellent. I prefer the beef it is done so tender and tastes amazing. The missus has decided to get the chicken lately because its a bit healthier than chicken and it is also excellent.
Once I tried the cold noodles with the bbq meatballs. My god, I have never had cold noodles that tasted so great. The way he does them are very different to the Taiwanese style cold noodles with them drowning in the sauce. These cold noodles have loads of fresh salad mixed in with them and some spicy sauce mixed into it. I love them and I normally pick this when I go with the missus because I can share her soup. If I go alone it is a tough decision because I love the cold noodles and the beef noodles.
Whatever you do, if you looking for an excellent Vietnamese go here. It is the best we have found and we have been back loads since that day we stumbled into it. Luck was on our side that day indeed!