If you find yourself in Taipei, Taiwan, then soy milk needs to be on your list of foods to try! We’re not just talking about soy milk, the drink. We’re talking about a traditional Taiwanese breakfast that is ever so delicious. We think you’ll find that it’s some of the best food in Taipei!
From hot or cold soy milk, salty or sweet, to meat-filled steamed buns and soup dumplings, to flaky sesame bread packed with egg and pork, you can’t go wrong at a soy milk joint. Cure that breakfast hunger or the afternoon munchies with some savory Taiwanese-style grub for cheap!
Foodies rejoice! We’ve listed our favorite soy milk restaurants in Taipei.
Sihai Soy Milk
No. 29, Chang’an West Road, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103
We found Sihai during our first trip to Taipei. It was a short 5 minute walk from the apartment we were staying in. This restaurant was an incredible find! Our first time there we ordered shao bing (a flakey sesame flatbread) with a fried omelet and pork patty inside it as well as xiao long bao. Because you can’t go wrong with xiao long bao! Especailly when it’s only around $2 USD!
If you order takeaway and don’t know the language (like we did the first few times) then we recommend you Google the restaurant beforehand and have some pictures ready. If you eat in then they provide you with an English menu…with pictures!
Yong He Soy Milk King
No. 102, Section 2, Fuxing South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
We stumbled upon Yong He when we were exploring the Da’an Forest Park, luckily finding it on our map and deciding to try it out! We were not disappointed. They definitely offer up some of the best food in Taipei.
Here, we tried shao bing you tiao, which is the flakey sesame bread with a fried dough stick in the middle. We also ordered xiao long bao (of course!) and a hot salty soybean soup topped with crumbled you tiao, crispy pork floss and some green onions!
On our second trip we tried shao bing you tiao and the soybean soup again, as well as a rice roll stuffed with crispy pork floss and a steamed bun filled with pork. We washed it down with some cold sugar free soy milk. All of this was only around $5 USD. Say what?!
Chin Sir Soybean Milk
No. 4-1, Guangfu South Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
The ladies at this restaurant were so friendly and the food was delicious! We’re not exactly sure what we tried but we sampled a sesame pastry filled with green vegetables and a flatbread similar to a tortilla filled with an omelet. So salty and so good. The seating here, on the sidewalk, is very limited so this restaurant favors the take away but we were fortunate enough to have a seat available. There’s a thick sweet soy sauce that they recommended we drizzle over our omelet. We recommend too! It was the perfect addition.
Our honorable mention is Fuhang Soy Milk. This restaurant most definitely has buzz surrounding it, which is proven by the really long line! This restaurant was one we heard about before arriving in Taipei. It’s been called the best soy milk in Taipei by some, but honestly, the other soy milk restaurants are better if you ask us. Plus, there’s no long wait involved with the others!
There are so many soy milk restaurants serving up deliciousness, which means you have no excuse to not try some of the best food in Taipei! Add in the fact that you can leave stuffed to the brim for a few bucks, seriously, you have no excuse.
Regardless of what soy milk restaurant you choose you’re going to leave satisfied. And thirsty! So much salty food makes water a necessity. Or there’s always milk tea! Try the creamy milk tea or salty green milk tea from 85 degrees. Now that your hunger is satisfied with some of the best food in this city, check out our post for some cool things to do in Taipei!
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