It’s not everyday in your life that you will wake up in a different city with a different culture. Comes to that is also the food that the country has to offer for foreigners who visit their place and we were no exemption.
Upon research with my dear friends, one of the recommended restaurants in Taipei is the Yong Kang Beef Noodles. They said that follow where the crowd is. Well, that advice may not always be true but with food, I may say that it is right. From afar, we already saw umbrellas lined up like wet mushroom and yes, that’s where the restaurant is located. We’re accommodated by them right away since people just go there to eat and leave.
I ordered the Spicy Beef Noodles with Soybean Sauce while my friends ordered the one with the cattle tendons. It was a fire in my mouth but hell delectable. The cold and rainy weather made it even more pleasing. The Australian beef is very tender and the noodles are just fine. It was brothy with a hint of star anise and worth a yummy hum in our table.
We also ordered the steamed hog large intestines as our appetizer. The flavor is also good.
Funny thing that I asked for water and the attendant is talking to me in Chinese and I was dumbfounded. I only understood by her gesture and tone of her voice that this is a self-service restaurant and that the water is at the corner that she pointed out. Okay!
Yong Kang Beef Noodles is a two-story restaurant which can accommodate a lot of diners. The place is simple, and a little old because it’s been operating since 1963. The tables are very close to one another and because of the crowd, the table is well-moderated. If you come in solo or pair, you will be most likely be seated with other diners. The price is reasonable and the serving is generous. The service is fast, but I think the attendant just gave me a cold shoulder. The counter was nice, though. The taste is nice but I think that the spiciness of the soup is not tolerable for people who do not eat much spicy food. It was just a good thing that I get accustomed to eating Korean food.
Yong Kang Beef Noodles
106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Da’an District, 金山南路二段31巷17號