When you think of Ximen, most of us would first think of the Red House, the movie streets and Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodles, right? These are places many tourists will definitely visit, but Ximen isn’t just about these familiar scenes and food. Today, Nius-editor will take you on a short, one-day trip, to gobble up foodie places that’s super popular on this year’s Instagram. Great food and great pictures, what are you waiting for? Let’s go!
If you want to have rice bowls in Ximending, you can’t miss out on “Yakinikudon,” which has many stores around the city. You order your own meal from the automatic ticketing machine at the door, just like in Japan. And in 2018, they’ve released their super Insta-worthy and extravagant “Rose Beef Noodles”~ We’ve tried them for ourselves, too! The broth is very mellow but still packs in some punch, while the meat is sweet and tender, definitely worth a try!
妳有咖啡 neo café
After filling your tummy during lunch, you can find a lovely cafe in the afternoon to take a break and get some pretty pictures. These two cafes are really popular choices with girls! The signature pudding and Chicken and Egg Rice bowl at “Neo Cafe” are both highly recommended. The store even sells clothes and daily goods.
ACME Breakfast CLUB
On the other hand, “ACME Breakfast CLUB” sells Insta-worthy brunch sets while every corner of the store gets beautiful lighting so you’ll get great shots no matter what!
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During the early afternoon, before you go catch your movie, don’t forget to get a drink! “Meat Up” is a super photogenic smoothie shop in Ximen that sells extravagant fruit smoothies, limited seasonal drinks and even sweet and savory dishes. Their graffiti wall is also a great photo hot spot.
If you prefer tea drinks, “Hua Xian Mu Lan,” has a gorgeous name and is located on the movie street in Ximen. They mainly sell fruit tea drinks made with Taiwanese tea leaves. They’ve incorporated a lot of fun Chinese culture elements, including the story of Mulan going to the army, into their decor and the cups. At the moment, Taipei only has one flagship store in Ximen. (They also have another store in Kaohsiung.)
These 5 popular Insta-worthy shops are recommended to all foodies out there. Now, you have even more choices at Ximen!