Attraction No. 24-26, Yongkang St, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Yongkang St is special ?
Yong Kang Street is a dining destination in Taipei. Whether its cheap and delicious Taiwanese snacks like ‘cong zhua bing’, shaved ice mountain or beef noodles; nice and chic cafes where you can get a cup of good coffee and desserts; or niche boutiques selling lifestyle products – there are plenty of options at Yong Kang Street. You can easily spend a day wandering in the alleys.
Located on Section 2 of Xinyi Road in Taipei Daan District, Yong Kang business area is notable for its numerous local refined cuisines and exotic restaurants. Yong Kang Park is the center point of Yong Kang Business Area covering Yu Kang Street, Lishui Street, part of Jinhua Street and nearby shops on Xinyi Road. The area attracts large numbers of local citizens and international tourists everyday for delicious delicacies, thus experience the vivid night life around this area.
What to explore at Yongkang St?
Visitors are often attracted by mouthwatering dishes that locate in Yong Kang business area. One of the most popular restaurants that visitors shall not miss is the internationally well-known legendary restaurant, Din Tai Fung Dumpling House. Gourmands and tourists from all over the world wait in lines for the juicy, mouthwatering dumplings and Chinese dishes. Other than Din Tai Fung Dumpling House, Yong Kang Beef Noodle is the other famous restaurant at Yong Kang Street.
Stores and shops with unique characters gathers among within this area, book stores, art galleries, tea shops all with heavy cultural features hidden in the streets.
The largest park in Taipei City,Daan Park, is also around the corner. After a joyful culinary feast, visitors may enjoy a healthy tour at Daan Park for various natural sceneries or enjoy intellectual performances that are sometimes held in the park. In addition, Guanghua Computer Market and various department stores are reachable with a short walk. In conclusion, Yong Kang Business Area is an excellent place for your Taipei travel to experience several refined delicacies and shopping.
How to get to Yongkang St?
Take MRT- XinYi Line (信義線)
Get off at Dongmen Station (東門站)
Take bus no. 3, 15, 18, 72, 74, 207, 211, 235, 237, 253, 278, 280, 284, 311, 505, 52, 642, 662, 663, 668, 671, 675, 907, or 0 South (0南) to Jinhua Xingshen Stop (金華新生站).
- Quaint artsy neighbourhood
- Fun area for food and shopping
- Best alley in Taipei
- Good for cafes and restaurants
- Interesting street to walk around and shop
No. 24-26, Yongkang St, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Tips for you
Quaint small boutiques mashed between some popular eateries. Mango shaved ice a favourite here
Very cute with lots of restaurants and stores. Reminds me of a bit like the east and west villages of NYC. Make sure to check out the side alleys for more.
Yong kang road is foodie heaven mixed with interesting little shops along the way. It is not a long road at all. It is located right off the subway stop called Dongmen station. A few steps away from the station is the original ding tai fung restaurant with a seemingly permanent line of people waiting to get in! Starting around the corner on the right hand side of Yong Kang Rd at the first corner is what i think the best tasting onion pancakes! This mobile pancake station serves piping hot pancakes, some made with eggs. I tried the original version and will make sure i try it again on my next visit! Right across the street is a bright yellow shaved ice establlishment not to be missed. My favorite is the mango shaved ice. You may have noticed their massive ads along the escalator from the MRT station. About 2 short blocks away is a Taiwanese restaurant serving really good small dishes fypical of Taiwan. Very good too! There are pictures on the wall and you can just point to them!