The inaugural Bib Gourmand selection for Taipei includes 36 addresses, out of which 10 are offerings from Taiwan’s famous night markets.
International Director in charge of the MICHELIN Guides, Michael Ellis comments: “Our inspectors have discovered the diversity and quality of Taiwanese cuisine, with great local gourmet offerings, including beef noodles, pork knuckles, squid balls, all at very attractive prices. Selections from the night markets include a healthy sesame oil chicken soup, pork liver or tripe soup, marinated chicken offal, kelp and duck wings. We also have a spot serving vegan stinky tofu, a Taiwanese favorite, on the Bib gourmand list.”
The list also shines a spotlight on the Taiwanese mainstay of beef noodles with a total of eight eateries specializing in this dish including: Yong Kang Beef Noodle, Niu DIan Beef Noodles, Liu Shandong Beef Noodles, Lin Dong Fang Beef Noodles, Liao Beef Noodles, Lao Shandong Homemade Noodles, Jian Hong Beef Noodles. Especially noteworthy is Halal Chinese Beef Noodles, a restaurant with over 60 years of history.
The Bib Gourmand selection for Taipei also highlights cuisines such as Jiangzhe, Shanghainese, Cantonese and Pekingese. Cuisines from other Asian regions are also featured, such as Hamamatsuya, a shop that sources eels from local farms, presenting their signature eel rice with unagi sauce three ways – straight; with seaweed, green onion and sesame; or in green tea with wasabi. Not to be missed, the first Sichuan vegetarian restaurant in Taiwan, Serenity, is also listed as a Bib Gourmand.
See the full list of Bib Gourmand selections in the MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2018 here.
The MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2018 will be launched on 14 March 2018 at the Mandarin Oriental in Taipei.
Find the complete MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2018 selection from 14 March 2018 here.