John and I love street food in Taiwan. Our idea of fun is heading to the nearest nightmarket to wander, shop, and eat.
One of our favorite places to go is Ay-Chung Noodle Shop in Ximending. Ay-Chung’s isn’t just famous for its hearty vermicelli noodles stewed in a thick soup bursting with flavor.
They are also well-known for creating a nourishing meal in 15 seconds flat. You won’t find a cheaper lunch, either. A large bowl of delicious melt-in-your-mouth noodles is just $1.50 US.
The shop is hard to miss. Just look for the long line-ups and a crowd of people busily slurping piping hot noodles in front of the shop. Patrons here squat or stand with their bowls of noodles.
Don’t let that fact scare you away from a unique dining experience.
Ay-Chung Noodle Shop – Serving noodles since 1975:
Ximending Branch: Ximen Station, Exit 6. No.8-1, Er Mei St., Wanhua District. +886-02-2388-8808
Shiling Branch: 1F., No.24, Lane 101, Wenlin Rd., Shilin District, Taipei City
Xinyi District Branch: No.2, Lane 17, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Xinyi District, Taipei City