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Why Lin Dong Fang restaurant is special ?
Lin Dong Fang Beef Noodle 林東芳牛肉麵 is probably one of the most well-known beef noodle soup restaurants in Taipei.
Beef Noodle Soup
Beef noodle soup is a Chinese and Taiwanese noodle soup made of stewed or red braised beef, beef broth, vegetables and Chinese noodles.
Smoked Tofu (Dou Gan)
This is standard smoked tofu with some pickled radish and red chili.
Fried Fish With Peanuts
This is tiny fried fish with peanuts that have been stir fried.
Pig Ear (Er Duo)
This is pig ear in sesame oil.
Cucumbers (Xiao Huang Gua)
These are cucumbers tossed in sesame oil and salt. The combination is always great.
Pickled Cabbage (Pao Cai)
This is pickled cabbage in a sweet vinegar sauce. It’s quite refreshing.
Wheat Gluten (Hua Gan)
This is fried wheat gluten in a light broth. Lin Dong Fang is famous for this dish.
- Rich, herbal beef noodle perfection
- Nice beef, great soup, nice taiwan taste
- Superb Late Night Noodle
- Best Beef Noodles in Town
- A different kind of beef noodles
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Budget
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu YES
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Tips for you
I grew up with heavy soy sauce hot spicy beef noodles, so this clear broth beef noodles is new to me, and I like it! I had half-half, ie, half beef shank and tendon, both the beef and tendon are cooked to melt in my mouth, so delicious! The little cold side dishes are very good too, I especially like the bean curd skins, and eggplant. This place is super small, indeed a hole-in-the-wall, and there is always a queue, no matter at what hour, but it's well worth the wait.
The beef noodles at Lin Dong Fang is of the clear broth variety, which belies its intense herbal flavour. The noodles here are also very toothsome and springy, meaning that you could be well-satisfied just slurping down plain noodles and soup. The beef is deliciously tender. When you eventually get a seat in this tiny establishment and get your order served, look for the chilli paste among the condiments on your table. It is an essential add-on to your soup that elevates it to perfection. Tread carefully—a little chilli paste packs a ton of flavour. This cosy hole-in-the-wall has very limited seating, and you are bound to wait in queue for the customers ahead of you to finish their meal. But it is well worth the wait. Various small dishes are also available. The braised beancurd skin is particularly good.
They have done an awesome job on the basics - beef and the soup. I'll make sure visit them every time I visit Taipei.