[TAIPEI 台北] Day 8: Dingxi food：World Soybean Milk Magnate, Jia Jia Fried Dumpling 第八天：顶溪站美食：世界豆浆大王，佳佳香锅贴
Typhoon in Taiwan, what can be done other than doing shopping indoor or having a rest in hotel?
We spent the day hopping into different places by taking MRT, it was quite an interesting adventure. Firstly we stopped by Dongmen station but most of the shops were closed, then we went to Dingxi and discovered some nice food - World Soybean Milk Magnate and Jia Jia Fried Dumpling.
Soybean is almost synonymous with Taiwan, and the presence of Yong He soybean in almost every corner of Taipei is a solid proof of that. However, when Taipei people mention about "The Soybean in Yong He district", they may be referring to World Soybean Milk Magnate, which is the original shop of Yong He Soybean, located nearby Dingxi station.
World Soybean Milk Magnate was established in year 1955, and currently the originality is still preserved by having only one shop in the entire Taiwan! They offer an extensive range of menu, ranging from soybean milk, pancakes, buns, cakes and etc. What an excellent place to stop by for breakfast or even supper. For your information, they open 24 hours a day!
Personal wish: wish Malaysia do have this place for supper on top of the Mamak restaurants. Haha!
Of course we ordered the hot soybean (25 NTD) as it was a really cold day as the rain was pouring non stop since the morning. The soybean exhibit a very strong natural taste of soybean, believed it was derived from the high grade bean which underwent a stringent processing and control of temperature. The shop also emphasized that they never use any genetic modified soybean.
We wanted to order warm rice and peanut milk but it was finished so we have to go for the cold version (25 NTD). Despite having a strong rice and soybean taste, we would still prefer a hot version. Things would have different if it was a scorching hot day then.
As for the snack, we picked something different which we never in Taiwan - rice rolls. This is a pepper and salt rice roll (35 NTD), which we thought will it be a rice roll with explosion of pepper and salt?
It turned out to a rice roll with sugar and caramel fillings. The mixture of salty and sugary taste was balanced and special in an own way. It could go very stuffy due to the large amount of rice.
To go there, take exit 2 from Dingxi station and follow below map:
世界豆浆大王 World Soymilk Magnate
No. 284, Section 2, Yonghe Rd, Yonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 234
Phone:+886 2 8927 0000
Operation hour: 24 hours
Jia Jia fried dumpling was located quite some distance away from the MRT station but it is definitely worth the effort invested walking there. The fried dumpling here has gained popularity since its establishment in 1988. It was deep fried to a little bit burnt but not excessive, giving it a very crispy skin. Moreover, the dumpling size is huge and round, and we could say the dumpling will not fit into a regular mouth size within a single try.
One piece of dumpling cost 7 NTD, which is relatively affordable.
The dumpling pork filling was very compact and intact, thus a few pieces of the dumpling were enough to made us full. The chef actually used black boar meat for the dumpling filling, that is why the taste is tastier than conventional pork meat we had.
We order sour and spicy soup (35 NTD) to warm our stomach too but it was mediocre. A lot of ingredients were in the soup and addition of vinegar made it tasted better.
See the order for takeaway then it is self explanatory on how good is the dumpling.
The chef actually non stop frying the dumpling during our short stint in the restaurant. Our stomach was growling again upon seeing the pictures.
To go there, take exit 1 from Dingxi station and follow the map below:
佳佳香锅贴 Jia Jia Xiang Fried Dumpling
No. 114, Section 1, Yonghe Rd, Yonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 234
Operation hours: 9.30 am - 11.30 pm
Operation hours: 9.30 am - 11.30 pm
+886 2- 2922 2948
Web link here: http://www.jia-jia-xiang.com.tw/
The rainy night at Taipei was beautiful.
Nearby to Dingxi station there was a night market - Le Hua night market. We did not go there as it was raining and not many shops were operating. Next visit perhaps?