Beef Noodle Soup for the Soul


Beef noodle soup is a Taiwanese specialty made of beef slices, meat stock, green vegetables, and fresh noodles. It has become extremely popular in Taipei over time—so much so that at one point, a Beef Noodle Festival took place every year! You have two options for the broth: clear and braised (soy-based). Whichever your tummy’s rumbling for, your hearty bowl will have you slurping in glee! Check out our list of the city’s top beef noodle soup joints, and get ready to fill up on this quintessential delicacy!

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Yong-Kang Beef Noodle


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Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient Yong-Kang Beef Noodle has invited recognition for its Braised Beef Noodle Soup. They put the spotlight on tender Australian beef, boosted by a hot Sichuanese stock. Do as the locals do and sprinkle some pickled greens on top! The family-run establishment, in business since 1963, still attracts long queues as soon as they open. Drop by early to secure a seat; otherwise, prepare for a bit of a wait.

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Jian Hong Beef Noodles


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Take full advantage of the unlimited soup refills at Jian Hong Beef Noodles! Various spices and aromatics give their broth a more intense flavor, but you may still kick your bowl up a notch with dollops of their homemade chili butter. Noodles are extra thick and portions are quite large, perfect for big appetites and large groups. Jian Hong is open 24/7, so your cravings are covered even during the wee hours!

  • +886 2 2371 2747
  • Number 7, Xining South Road, Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan

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Lin Dong Fang Beef Noodles


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Lin Dong Fang’s legendary beef broth takes about around 20 hours to perfect—and even contains a secret mixture of Chinese medicinal herbs! Choose between regular beef or tendon for your main protein, but it’s always best (and highly recommended!) to just get half of each. Savor incredibly chewy noodles, which perfectly complements the tender meat and comforting soup. This no-frills, hole-in-the-wall eatery has also been included in the Michelin Bib Gourmand list, making it one of the most prominent beef noodle soup spots in Taipei!

  • +886 2 2752 2556
  • No. 274, Section 2, Bade Road, Taipei, Taiwan

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Pin Chuan Lan


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Pin Chuan Lan lets you choose from a variety of beef cuts from Japan, Australia, and the US. They have shank, tripe, rib fingers, and even rib-eye—all you have to do is take your pick! Delight in its modern interiors as you enjoy a serving of clear or spicy braised beef noodle soup. Pair your meal with other Taiwanese staples, like the all-time favorite Chinese Pancake with Shredded Pork and Sweet Bean Paste. You won’t have to worry about deciphering the menu as English translations are available for easy ordering.

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Lao Shandong Homemade Noodles

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Lao Shandong Homemade Noodles started out in 1949 as a humble stall. Almost 70 years later, they’re now operating as a full-fledged restaurant! They are famous for creating hand-pulled, Shandong-style noodles—each strand made especially thick. Order the Three Treasure Noodles, which includes cuts of beef sirloin, tendon, and tripe. Lao Shandong is considered to be another beef noodle soup heavyweight worthy of its Michelin Bib Gourmand distinction!

  • +886 2 2389 1216
  • Room 15, Basement 1, Number 70, Xining South Road, Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan

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Din Tai Fung (Xinyi Road)


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Din Tai Fung may be known for their Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings), but they also make mean bowls of Braised Beef Noodle Soup! Their take on the classic Taiwanese fare is richer and less greasy, with chunks of tendon and melt-in-your-mouth beef. Visit their flagship store in Xinyi Road to see where it all began for the world-renowned food chain!

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Liao Beef Noodle


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Taipei natives grew up with Liao Beef Noodle’s impeccable clear broth. The Michelin Bib Gourmand awarded joint simmers their soup for hours, allowing the beef shin, beef fat, and Sichuan pepper to stew with each other. They also use lean Taiwanese beef brisket for their meat, which adds a different texture to the dish. To get the full Liao Beef Noodle experience, partner your soup with a delicious plate of dried tofu!

  • +886 2 2351 7065
  • Number 98, Jinhua Street, Da’an District, Taipei, Taiwan

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