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  • Welcome again to 'The Eats of Taipei'.

  • Today we are in YongKang Street. [永康街]

  • Yongkang Street is maybe the most famous street in Taipei for food and drink.

  • There are many many restaurants here, many coffee shops, many cafes.

  • I know the area a little, but not so well, so today I have a friend with me,Stig.

  • Hi Stig!

  • Hello

  • Stig is a local resident and he knows the area very well

  • And you've agreed to be our guideright?

  • Agreed. Yes.

  • Ok. So, let's go.

  • Yeah, we're starting here from the 7/11, at the end of the street

  • and it goes all the way down

  • and there are a lot of restaurants hiding everywhere.

  • Every little street has one,

  • so it's going to be tough, but I can show you about 10 good places

  • 10 good places? Right. Shall we move on?

  • Sure.

  • Ok. We're at a very popular corner now.

  • Just behind us, we can see this very famous ice place.

  • Stig, tell me about the ice placeplease.

  • It's a very popular place for tourists.

  • All the Japanese tourists come here and get a big plate of mango ice。 [芒果冰]

  • Is it delcious?

  • I think it is. For me, I prefer ice-cream, but,

  • you know, it's a lot healthier than ice-cream.

  • Now we are in front of the Vietnamese restaurant here, yeah?

  • Vietname noodle restaurant [越南麵店], so Stig what do we know about that one?

  • Oh, it's one of the best places to come, they're open late,

  • and if you want some nice noodles, Vietnamese dishes,

  • there are plenty of different plates, right.

  • I have to be honest, I haven't been here many times,

  • but I think it's a great place for noodles. Vietnamese food.

  • But also I see a little line up here, but that's not for the noodle place

  • No, that's for the [蔥油餅]

  • Green onion cake . .tortilla

  • Right, is it special . .. Why are so many people lining up for it?

  • Sorry, it's a nice quick snack.

  • 它們 多少錢? 不要蛋 [ How much are they? No egg]

  • 二十五 [$25 NT)

  • 我要兩個 [I want two] 謝謝。 Thank you.

  • They're pretty filling, but I think I can find room.

  • You know me, I like to eat.

  • OK, so now we are at the corner of the park Stig, yeah?

  • Yong Kang Park [永康公園] is right here.

  • and it's right on the corner of Yongkang [永康] and Aiguo Road [愛國路]

  • that goes right downtown.

  • We just came from Hsinyi Road [信義路] right?

  • from Hsinyi [信義路] to Aiguo [愛國路], yes.

  • On the corner here,

  • there's like a teashop here and some dumpling shops [饺子店] over here.

  • very cheap food

  • good tea, fast tea from teashops

  • I don't really like tea, I like coffee.

  • There are a lot of good coffee shops here too.

  • Do you think there are some good cheap dumplings just over here?

  • Kind of back up there, there's that chain.

  • and you can get dumplings very cheap - 5NT each

  • very cheap

  • so, where are we going now?

  • We are going to keep going south on Yongkang [永康]

  • Ok. Let's go.

  • So, we are by this place called 'Eating Time'here, you see

  • It's pretty nice. I think it's one of the best looking restaurants in town.

  • They've got American-style hamburgers, and, you know,

  • they have a great portion plate if you are missing that flavour.

  • It's a good looking place and . . .

  • some good looking girls too!

  • So, I want to show this place too.

  • A lot of people want to go to Ding Tai Feng [鼎泰豐]

  • because it's very famous, but

  • Yes, Ding Tai Feng [鼎泰豐] is very famous, way up there.

  • But,this one is actually the first dumpling place on Yongkang [永康]

  • And, actually it's a lot cheaper and it's very high quality.

  • Really. Okay

  • So, come here next time you have a large group of people.

  • They have the steamed stuff.

  • They have special cakes they are doing as well.

  • It's very near the end (of Yong Kang Street)

  • Oh yes, the English menu.

  • They have an English menu,yeah?

  • They've got an English and Japanese. It's a very good menu.

  • It's one of the best menus.

  • Honestly,I've used this a lot. It's a godsend because

  • there are a lot of characters I don't know.

  • You've got dumplings, pastries and soup, vegetables and meat,

  • some congee [稀飯]. I am not a great fan of congee.

  • Basically, what you see is one of the many treasures along the street.

  • These guys are selling preserved plums.

  • preserved plums

  • It's a very important part of the Chinese culture.

  • They're really good.

  • Actually there are two different types.

  • You should try one.

  • Try one of these yeah?

  • They're very good.

  • Yeah, they're not so sour.

  • very good, what can I say, and they're right by my house,

  • so I can have them anytime I want.

  • OK,So, here we are at Jing Hua Street [金華街], Stig

  • That's the end of the tour.

  • Thank you for showing us around YongKang Street. [永康街]

  • We've seen many places today

  • Thank you very much

  • and there's a lot more.

  • and there's a lot more places, yeah?

  • it's a great place

  • Ok. Thank you for now.

  • And that's it for 'The Eats of Taipei' today.

  • We've shown you some places in YongKang Street[永康街]

  • and we'll be sure to come back to YongKang Street another time.

Welcome again to 'The Eats of Taipei'.

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