Wednesday, November 25, 2009

2nd Annual 2009 Best of Taipei Restaurants Readers' Favorites Poll



It'a that time of year again! I had a lot of fun finding out what your favorite eats in Taipei were last year and I'm hoping more readers will share this year. Copy and paste the area below, fill in the ones you want to vote for and paste in the comments section.

I've added a few fun categories that I hope you guys will participate in... I know some of you are visitors, so you can share what you miss when you're not here!

VOTING

Voting will be open from November 24th - December 26th. There must be a minimum of 5 categories filled out (with different restaurants) in order for the vote to be counted. For example, you cannot fill out the same restaurant in 3 categories and nothing else. But if you really love that restaurant, vote for it in the applicable 3 categories and fill out 4 other categories, then it will count.

I changed it from "best" to "favorite" because some people told me it was too much pressure to declare something the "best" when they hadn't eaten everything. It's okay if you haven't tried everywhere in Taipei! No one has. It does not have to be a restaurant I've reviewed. So just vote for your favorites!

You don't have to have a google account to vote. Just pick the "name" or "anonymous" option and put in your first name or initials if you don't want to put in your name.

Also feel free to campaign for your restaurant or favorite eatery on Facebook, Twitter or your website with a link to this page. But only votes on this post will count.

I will tabulate and announce the winners by January 15th, 2010 (fingers crossed!).

2nd ANNUAL HungryInTaipei.com's
2009 BEST OF TAIPEI RESTAURANTS READERS' CHOICE AWARDS

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei
Favorite New Restaurant in 2009
Favorite Cheap Eats
Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant
Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch
Favorite Chinese Breakfast
Favorite Late-Night Bites
Favorite Kid Friendly/Family Restaurant
Favorite Romantic Restaurant
Favorite Buffet
Favorite Night Market
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends
Favorite Unexpected Find in Taipei
Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks
Favorite Delivery
Favorite Food Court
Favorite Fast Food

Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant
Favorite Chinese Restaurant
Favorite Japanese Restaurant
Favorite Sushi/Sashimi
Favorite French Restaurant
Favorite Italian Restaurant
Favorite Indian Restaurant
Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant
Favorite Thai Restaurant
Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant
Favorite Korean Restaurant
Favorite American/Western Restaurant

Best Ramen
Best Beef Noodle Soup
Best Xiao Long Bao
Best Dim Sum
Best Hamburger
Best Hot Pot
Best Pizza
Best Steak
Best Vegetarian
Best Afternoon Tea
Best Desserts
Best Ice Cream
Best Frozen Yogurt
Best Shaved Ice
Best Coffee/Tea shop
Best Bakery- Breads
Best Bakery- Cakes

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei
Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei
Favorite Restaurant that Needs to Open a Branch in Taipei

61 comments:

Mike said...

no one dare to be first. : )

(1) Favorite Thai:
Thai Town Cuisine
http://www.thaitown.com.tw

(2) Favorite Dimsum:
Chao Ping Ji
http://www.sanwant.com/en/3-0.htm

(3) Favorite Buffet:
Eat Together (饗食天堂)
http://www.eatogether.com/

(4) Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends (Kids)
- Hello Kitty Sweets
- Ding Tai Fung
- Tu Hsiao Yeh (度小月) - http://www.iddi.com.tw/

(5) Favorite Spicy Hot Pot:
Ding Wang (Tripod King)
http://www.tripodking.com.tw

(6) Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks
春水堂 (Chun-Shui-Tang)
http://www.icetea.com.tw/index.htm

(7) Favorite/Best Ramen
Akasaka Ramen (赤坂拉麵)
In front of CPC Living Mall

(8) Favorite Sushi/Sashimi
Sushi Express (they're cheap!)
http://www.sushi-express.com.tw/

Cynthia said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei - Ding Tai Fung
Favorite New Restaurant in 2009 - Abu
Favorite Cheap Eats -
Nightmarkets

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch - L'Idiot
Favorite Chinese Breakfast - all Do Jiang places
Favorite Late-Night Bites - Tai He Dian Mala Hotpot
Favorite Restaurant to take
Tourist Friends - Wu Chao Sho (Szechuan)

Favorite Japanese Restaurant - Niu Sushi
Favorite Sushi/Sashimi - Niu Sushi
Favorite Thai Restaurant - Thai Town

Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei - Taco Bell, Wendy's Hamburger

joanh said...

Awesome!! Thanks so much, Mike and Cynthia for kicking off the votes!!

Jenna said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei – Hui Guan (Xinyi north of Tonghua Road)
Favorite New Restaurant in 2009 – So Free (are they “new”? they were new to me in 2009)
Favorite Cheap Eats - shrimp roll people in Dihua Street next to the market
Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant – Mountain Tea House (they have good food, too – lemon diced chicken, sweet potato leaves, mountain pig) on Maokong


Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch – The Diner
Favorite Chinese Breakfast – Yonghe Soy Milk (Fuxing S Road branch)
Favorite Late-Night Bites – The Diner

Favorite Night Market - Ningxia
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends – Hui Guan
Favorite Unexpected Find in Taipei – Jolly
Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks - Jolly
Favorite Delivery – Mom’s Pies
Favorite Food Court – I know it’s cliché but Taipei 101
Favorite Fast Food – Mary’s Hamburger (Tianmu)

Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant – Xifu (?) Danzai mian – Songde Road
Favorite Chinese Restaurant – Sichuan restaurant with the crazy chef, Yonghe

Favorite French Restaurant – Maison Alexandre, Tianmu – they’re not “fine French food” but I like their duck sandwich

Favorite Indian Restaurant – ooh this is hard. I am going to go this year with Calcutta Indian Food in Ximen (Exotic Masala House is good but their curries are milder now. Ali Baba is great but needs beer. Tandoor is hit-and-miss. So Calcutta it is).
Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant – Yuma (Tex Mex)
Favorite Thai Restaurant – Yangon (Gongguan)
Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant – the tiny one in Xindian market for cheap good soup, Pho 99 or whatever it’s called in Breeze Taipei Main for higher-end (if I can only vote for one you can randomly choose one of these 2)
Favorite Korean Restaurant – Korean Restaurant (Shida lanes)
Favorite American/Western Restaurant – The Diner

Best Ramen – that ramen shop on Zhongshan N Road just south of Whose Books
Best Beef Noodle Soup – my local joint in Jingmei (Jingmei MRT Exit 2, straight ahead)
Best Xiao Long Bao – Shanghai Dumpling
Best Dim Sum
Best Hamburger – Grandma Nitti’s (probably not the best in Taipei but I like ‘em)

Best Pizza – Alley Cat

Best Vegetarian – So Free (Gongguan)
Best Afternoon Tea – LA Café, Xinyi (though I don’t really care for the whole “afternoon tea” idea)
Best Desserts – My Sweetie Pie
Best Ice Cream – Taipei Snow King

Best Shaved Ice – Sugar House (Nanshijiao)
Best Coffee/Tea shop – Shake House (Gongguan)

Best Bakery- Cakes – My Sweetie Pie

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei – Sichuan restaurant with the crazy chef in Yonghe
Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei – Ethiopian
Favorite Restaurant that Needs to Open a Branch in Taipei – Amma Vegetarian Kitchen from Washington DC

brian said...

aww, wish i could partake in this :(

Chaz said...

Thanks for compiling this poll again this year! Can't wait to see the results!

Favorite New Restaurant in 2009 / Xiao Shen Ji (小沈記) http://bit.ly/7X1dWK
Favorite Cheap Eats / Hainanese Chicken Rice (慶城街海南雞飯) http://bit.ly/64zgmY

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch / L'Idiot http://bit.ly/6kcHLT
Favorite Chinese Breakfast / Zhi-Cheng (至誠豆漿坊) http://bit.ly/6eQff4
Favorite Late-Night Bites / Yong-He-Dou-Jiang (永和豆漿大王) http://bit.ly/8vlOyp
Favorite Kid Friendly/Family Restaurant / L'Idiot http://bit.ly/6kcHLT
Favorite Romantic Restaurant / Paris 1930 http://bit.ly/6tBwVn
Favorite Night Market / Shrlin Night Market (士林夜市) http://bit.ly/8QSuhS
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends / DingTaiFeng (鼎泰豐) http://bit.ly/5OwBcv
Favorite Unexpected Find in Taipei / Xiao Shen Ji (小沈記) http://bit.ly/7X1dWK
Favorite Food Court / Taipei 101 Mall Food Court http://bit.ly/5axa7M
Favorite Fast Food / Mos Burger

Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant / Shin-Ye (欣葉) http://bit.ly/8ZhJ7L
Favorite Chinese Restaurant / Tian-Hsiang-Lou (天香樓) http://bit.ly/91sYfp
Favorite Japanese Restaurant / Sumie (澄江創意懷石料理) http://bit.ly/5mkcYo
Favorite Sushi/Sashimi / Kitcho (吉兆) http://bit.ly/8Wvlv4
Favorite French Restaurant / Paris 1930 http://bit.ly/6tBwVn
Favorite Italian Restaurant / Tutto Bello http://bit.ly/6QbQ9Y
Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant / Bacco Tapas (Spanish) http://bit.ly/4zso56
Favorite Thai Restaurant / Thai Town (瓦城) http://bit.ly/8YQzWy
Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant / Yue-Yuan (越苑) http://bit.ly/8cZ0PF
Favorite American/Western Restaurant / L'Idiot http://bit.ly/6kcHLT

Best Ramen / Ichi-Ban-Tei (一番亭) http://bit.ly/6krWPV
Best Beef Noodle Soup / Lao Wang Ji (老王記) http://bit.ly/6P1eny
Best Xiao Long Bao / DingTaiFeng (鼎泰豐) http://bit.ly/5OwBcv
Best Dim Sum / Chao Pin Ji (潮品集) http://bit.ly/81mpBi
Best Hamburger / California Grill at Yong Kang http://bit.ly/4AZ1nm
Best Hot Pot / Orange Shabu-shabu (橘色) http://bit.ly/4ozPVU
Best Pizza / Trattoria di Primo http://bit.ly/8Q0tK3
Best Steak / A-Cut Steakhouse http://bit.ly/7s8Hlb
Best Vegetarian / Yu-Shan-Ge ( 鈺善閣) http://bit.ly/7wZ6Tq
Best Shaved Ice / Ice Monster http://bit.ly/7m5ccC
Best Bakery- Breads / Maison Kayser (Breeze Center)
Best Bakery- Cakes / 15eme Patisserie http://bit.ly/6Pkg30

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei / Beef Noodle Soup
Favorite Restaurant that Needs to Open a Branch in Taipei / In-N-Out (though I know it'll never happen)

elektronisk said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei
Villa 32
El Toro


Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant

Too many to list. http://forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=82943





Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch

Carnegies



Favorite Late-Night Bites
First
FuShing South Rd. Section 2 No. 104-106





Favorite Romantic Restaurant
Villa 32 again


Favorite Sushi/Sashimi
Masa


Favorite Italian Restaurant
Primo
WaLiLei

Favorite Indian Restaurant
Saffron


Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant
Eddy's Cantina


Best Pizza
PaPa Gio'


Best Steak
Carnegies

Carrie said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei: Too difficult. There are so many great places to choose from!

Favorite Cheap Eats: Taipei nightmarkets

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch: Bagel Bagel

Favorite Kid Friendly/Family Restaurant: TGI Fridays

Favorite Night Market: Shilin

Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends: Hinomai Yakiniku BBQ and hotpot

Favorite Fast Food: MOS Burgers

Favorite Chinese Restaurant: Kiki's

Favorite Sushi/Sashimi: Sushi Express - fast and cheap

Favorite Indian Restaurant: Ali Baba's Kitchen

Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant: Eddie's Cantina

Favorite Thai Restaurant: Thai Town

Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant: Pho Hoa

Favorite American/Western Restaurant: Citizen Cain

Best Dim Sum: Sweet Dynasty

Best Hamburger: Mary's Hamburger

Best Pizza: Famous Larry's

Best Ice Cream: Cold Stone

Best Bakery- Breads: Florida Bakery

joanh said...

Jenna, Chaz, Carrie and elektronisk: thanks!!!

Brian: maybe next year!

Taiwan For Life said...

Best Italian: La Forchetta
Best Indian: Saffron
Best Thai: Thai Town
Best Hot Pot: Orange
Best Coffee: Cosi Cosi
Best Reviewer: Hungry Girl in Taipei

jeff said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei

Favorite New Restaurant in 2009 Elephant

Favorite Cheap Eats
Jiu Ru

Favorite SpecOcc Restaurant
Momo Paradise

Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel
Sumi in San Want

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch Elephant

Favorite Chinese Breakfast
Fu Hun

Favorite Late-Night Bites
Watami

Favorite Romantic Restaurant
Villa 32

Favorite Buffet
Shih Lin

Favorite to take Tourist Friends Din Tai Fung

Favorite Unexpected Find in Taipei all VVG restaurants

Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks Cheers Pub

Favorite Delivery
Mos Burger

Favorite Food Court
Xin Yi Eslite

Favorite Fast Food
Whopper at BK

Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant
Shin Yeh

Favorite Chinese Restaurant
Din Tai Fung

Favorite Japanese Restaurant
Sumi

Favorite Sushi/Sashimi
Niu Sushi

Favorite French Restaurant
Saveurs

Favorite Italian Restaurant
Mac Grill

Favorite Indian Restaurant
Saffron

Favorite Mex Restaurant
Eddy's Cantina

Favorite Thai Restaurant
Mei He

Favorite Viet Restaurant
Pho Hua

Favorite Korean Restaurant
Happy Korean

Favorite American Restaurant Chili's

(Favorite Middle Eastern Rest)
Sababa Pita

Best Ramen
Dosanko Le San Niang

Best Beef Noodle Soup
Chin Jen (behind Breeze 2)

Best Xiao Long Bao
Din Tai Fung

Best Dim Sum
Ming Kong (hotel royal)

Best Hamburger
California Grill

Best Hot Pot
Orange

Best Pizza
Bellini

Best Steak
Robin's

Best Vegetarian
Tai An Hospital Cafeteria

Best Afternoon Tea
Elephant

Best Desserts
Little South Gate / Shiao Nan Meng

Best Ice Cream
Snow King

Best Frozen Yogurt
Yofroyo

Best Shaved Ice
Tai Yi

Best Coffee/Tea shop
Starbucks

Best Bakery- Breads
Maison Kayser

Best Bakery- Cakes
Ellie

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away
Any place with Good Noodles

Favorite That Needs to Be in Taipei
Ben and Jerry's chocalate therapy

Favorite that Needs to Open Branch
Burger Bar by Chef Keller

HGirl, congrats and excellent job!
I like the categories and I want to
suggest that the awards can go with 30 categories in the future

10 diff. nationalities

10 food types (dessert/bakery)

5 fun situation

5 important ones (best new, best value, best service, best find, best overall)

elektronisk said...

jeff;

I like your list. (aside from the Mos burger but you got me back at BK). lol.

If you like Villa 32, the VVGs, Saffron, Eddy's, and Saveur, you should check out Papa Gio and Masa to replace your pizza and sushi/sashimi choices respectively.

If you really want to blow your socks off go to "el toro". I haven't seen Joan review them so maybe I am the only one that has mentioned it here but it will boggle your mind that we have this level in Taipei.

Villa 32 for unmatched ambiance, El Toro for unequaled great food and incredible presentation.

Happy eating and thanks Joan!

joanh said...

thanks Taiwan for Life and Jeff!

elektronisk: i went to El Toro once, for lunch, but Chef Daniel didn't cook the meal (he was working at a table near by and took a meeting outside) and they didn't have paella (has to be preordered) so I figure I need to go for dinner once when he's cooking to give it a fair review. Heard really great things about it. I do want to try Masa and Papa Gio! thanks!!

catherine_sr. said...

Here are some of my current favorites:

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch: The Diner

Favorite Romantic Restaurant: L'Idiot

Favorite Buffet: Spring Natural Vegetarian Restaurant (http://www.springfood.com.tw/)

Favorite Night Market: Shida Night Market has my heart

Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends: Din Tai Fung. They always want to go there and are never disappointed!

Favorite Delivery: Chicago's Pizza

Favorite Food Court: Taipei 101

Favorite Japanese Restaurant: A-Plus Sushi or Rainbow Roll in Sogo Tianmu

Favorite Sushi/Sashimi: same as above

Favorite Italian Restaurant: Papa Gio'

Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant: La Casita

Best Beef Noodle Soup: Niu Gong Gong at the corner of Jinshan S Rd and Xinyi Rd has pretty good beef

Best Xiao Long Bao: Din Tai Fung or Kao Chi

Best Dim Sum: City Star

Best Hamburger: KGB

Best Vegetarian: Olife near Shida Park

Best Desserts: Chocoholic, Henry & Cary Chocolates, Is Taiwan, Is Chocolate, Papa Bubble, VVG Bon Bon (can you tell I'm a sugar fiend?)

Best Shaved Ice: Ice Monster

Best Coffee/Tea shop: I'm not a big caffeine drinker, but I like Ecole or Insomnia for ambiance.

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei: Organ meats that I can buy by the side of the road!

Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei: Ethiopian

Favorite Restaurant that Needs to Open a Branch in Taipei: Any good Ethiopian restaurant.

catherine_sr. said...

I wanted to add a recommendation for El Toro. If you go there on weekdays, the restaurant is less busy, or you can call ahead and let them know you want Chef Daniel to cook for you. I know he's been busy with several projects recently (including a recently published cookbook), but he's very friendly and accomodating. The food there is excellent!

Kent said...

Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant: El Gallo, Tianmu
Best Pizza: Alleycat's
Best Steak: Ruth's Chris

Jemic said...

Jemic said...

(1) Favorite Chinese: Three dollars Braised pork rice Cafe 三元號魯肉飯
(2) Favorite Japanese: Too Spring Japanese Restaurant 太春小館
(3) Favorite Italty: Lulu restaurant
(4) Faverite Western: Bolero 波麗路
(5) Faverite noodel: King of Wonton & noodles 意麵王

Jay Lin said...

Jay said:


Favorite New Restaurant in 2009
Oliver's since they moved
Favorite Cheap Eats
James Kitchen
Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant
Sonoma Grill
Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel
Sherwood's Steakhouse (forgot name)
Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch
The Diner
Favorite Buffet
One Cafe on 6th Floor of Shangrila
Favorite Night Market
Shilin
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends
Haoji
Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks
Red Mansion
Favorite Food Court
2nd Floor of Train Station
Favorite Fast Food
Moss Burger
Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant
Aoba
Favorite Japanese Restaurant
Shintori
Favorite French Restaurant
Olivier's
Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant
Those 2 restaurants on Yongji Street
Favorite American/Western Restaurant
Dan Ryan's
Best Ramen
Arashii Ramen
Best Beef Noodle Soup
Yongkang Beed Noodle
Best Xiao Long Bao
Suzhou Xiao Long Bao
Best Hamburger
Diner
Best Pizza
Alley Cat's
Best Desserts
How Young

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei
魷魚羹麵線

Favorite Restaurant that Needs to Open a Branch in Taipei
We have everything here already!

alisaz said...

1) Favorite Restaurant in Taipei- Flavors
2) Favorite Cheap Eats- fried egg pancakes from the corner vendor

3) Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant-Flavors
4) Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel - Marco Polo in Far Eastern

5)Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch-Diner
6) Favorite Kid Friendly/Family Restaurant
7) Favorite Romantic Restaurant-Flavors
8) Favorite Buffet- Grand cafe in the Hyatt
9) Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends-DingTaiFung
10) Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks- Trader Vic's
11) Favorite Delivery-Toasteria
12) Favorite Food Court-Sababa
13) Favorite Fast Food- Sababa

14) Favorite Japanese Restaurant-Tadaimas(couple of alleys away from Zhongxiao/yanji jie intersection)
15) Favorite Sushi/Sashimi- Zhongxiao E.rd sec 4 Lane 216, Alley 27, N3 (don't know the name of the restaurant)
16) Favorite Indian Restaurant-Tandor
17) Favorite Thai Restaurant-Mango Tango
18) Favorite American/Western Restaurant-Diner

19) Best Hamburger- KGB
20) Best Pizza- Alley Cat's
21) Best Steak - Ruth Chris' Steak House
22) Best Ice Cream -Cold Stone

golden stick said...

1. Favorite French Restaurant / La Petite Cuisine

2.Favorite Thai Restaurant / 湄河

3.Favorite Italian Restaurant/ Tutto Bello

4.Favorite Japanese Restaurant /Shiutori(新都裡)

5.Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch – The Diner

6. Favorite Sea food Restaurant/Really Good Seafood(真的好)


golden stick

Sunny said...

Sorry, Joan. This is the update one. Thanks.

(1)Favorite Restaurant in Taipei: Mei Guan Yuan美觀園日式料理
(2)Favorite New Restaurant in 2009: Phở越苑
(3)Favorite Cheap Eats: 口吅品(mala chou doufu in jingmei night market)
(4)Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant: Alley Cat’s in Hua San
(5)Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel: San Want hotel
(6)Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends:101 Crystal Spoon
(7)Favorite Chinese Restaurant: 北平逸仙樓餐廳
(8)Favorite Italian Restaurant: Mr. Parco
(9)Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei: Lin Dong Fang Beef Noodle

Anonymous said...

Favorite New Restaurant in 2009:ABU
Favorite Cheap Eats: Night Market
Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant:Beata Te
Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel: A Cut Steakhouse

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch: Non Zero
Favorite Chinese Breakfast: Yung Ho To Chian on Fushing and Ruei An St
Favorite Late-Night Bites: deep fried chicken butt in entrance of Tung Hwa Night Mkt
Favorite Kid Friendly/Family Restaurant: Chili's
Favorite Night Market: Tung Hwa Night Mkt
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends: Ting Tai Fong
Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant: Sin Yeh
Favorite Japanese Restaurant: Ching Tien
Favorite French Restaurant: L'Atelier de Patrick
Favorite Italian Restaurant: Beata Te
Favorite Indian Restaurant: Saffron
Favorite Thai Restaurant: Patara on Anho Rd
Favorite American/Western Restaurant: Macaroni Grill
Best Beef Noodle Soup: Ma-Na
Best Dim Sum: Chi Pin
Best Hamburger: Cheers @ the Hyatt
Best Pizza: Bellini on Fushing N. Rd
Best Steak: A Cut Steakhouse
Best Coffee: La Creme
Best Bakery- Breads: Hogan

S said...

I think you should also do a poll of places to avoid; I've got a much longer list for that one. Anyhow, here it goes...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei:
Nadai
http://nadai.com.tw/

Favorite New Restaurant in 2009:
Nadai
http://nadai.com.tw/

Favorite Cheap Eats:
Loving Hut (Huai Ning Branch)
http://lovinghut.com/tw

Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant:
Lawry's The Prime Rib*
http://www.lawrys.com.tw
*still not as good as the original

Favorite Unexpected Find in Taipei:
Nadai*
http://nadai.com.tw/
*Third times a charm, but their tonkatsu is just that good.

Favorite Delivery:
McDonald's
http://www.mcdonalds.com.tw/

Favorite Fast Food:
Yoshinoya
www.yoshinoya.com.tw

Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant:
Chili's
http://www.chilis.com/

Best Beef Noodle Soup:
Used to be Ding Tai Fung, but geez it's really bad now.

Best Hamburger:
InN'Out. Oh wait, this is Taipei... then I've got nothing. So sad.

Best Pizza:
Still searching...

Best Steak:
There was one in Yilan, but it's no longer there anymore! Where have all the good ones gone?!

Best Vegetarian:
King Join (京兆尹)
http://www.kingjoin.com.tw

Best Desserts:
Maison Kayser
http://www.maison-kayser.com

Best Ice Cream:
Movenpick
http://www.moevenpick-icecream.com

Best Coffee/Tea shop:
Lupicia*
http://www.lupiciausa.com
*Not a tea shop but just sells tea.

Best Bakery- Breads:
Flavor Field in Sogo FuXing*
http://www.sogo.com.tw/newsogo/homepage_03/brandguide-b.asp?bid=332&kind=113
*Totally torn on this one.

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei:
Good--not decent--Mexican food

Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei:
Good--not decent--Mexican food

Favorite Restaurant that Needs to Open a Branch in Taipei:
Cheesecake Factory

Jennifer Chiang said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei-Watami
Favorite Cheap Eats-Yung Kang beef noodle
Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant-Butte Bello
Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel-香宮Shang Palace in Shangrila
Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch-Dan Ryans
Favorite Chinese Breakfast-Mai er Mai 美而美
Favorite Late-Night Bites-統一肉燥麵 (instant noodle)
Favorite Kid Friendly/Family Restaurant-Maccroni Grill
Favorite Buffet- Sherwood B1
Favorite Night Market-Shu Ling
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends-Ching Yeh
Favorite Unexpected Find in Taipei
Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks-Quote Hotel's bar
Favorite Delivery- Pizza Hut
Favorite Food Court-Breeze Center
Favorite Fast Food-Yoshinoya
Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant-Ching Yeh
Favorite Chinese Restaurant-Shang Palace in Shangrila Hotel
Favorite Japanese Restaurant-三井
Favorite Sushi/Sashimi- Yo Sushi
Favorite French Restaurant
Favorite Italian Restaurant-Butte Bello
Favorite Indian Restaurant
Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant
Favorite Thai Restaurant-Mainan River
Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant
Favorite Korean Restaurant
Favorite American/Western Restaurant-Dan Ryans
Best Ramen
Best Beef Noodle Soup-Yung Kan
Best Xiao Long Bao-Kao Chi
Best Dim Sum-Brother Hotel
Best Hamburger-California Grill
Best Hot Pot-Ding Wong
Best Pizza-Bellini
Best Steak-A cut
Best Vegetarian-長春
Best Afternoon Tea-Regent
Best Desserts-Li'idiot
Best Ice Cream-Movenpick
Best Frozen Yogurt
Best Shaved Ice-Tai Yi
Best Coffee/Tea shop
Best Bakery- Breads-Bonjour
Best Bakery- Cakes

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei-Oyster Pancake
Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei-Taco
Favorite Restaurant that Needs to Open a Branch in Taipei-CPK

Jennifer Chiang said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei-Watami
Favorite New Restaurant in 2009
Favorite Cheap Eats-Yung Kan Beef Noodle
Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant-Tutto Bello
Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel-Shang Palace in Shangrila Hotel

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch-Dan Ryans
Favorite Chinese Breakfast-mai er mai
Favorite Late-Night Bites-
Tung-yi 肉燥 noodle (instant noodle)
Favorite Kid Friendly/Family Restaurant-Maccroni Grill
Favorite Romantic Restaurant
Favorite Buffet-Sherwood B1
Favorite Night Market-Shu Ling
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends-Ching Yeh
Favorite Unexpected Find in Taipei
Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks-Quote Hotel's bar
Favorite Delivery-Pizza Hut
Favorite Food Court-Breeze Center
Favorite Fast Food-Mose Berger

Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant-Howard Hotel's B1
Favorite Chinese Restaurant-Shang Palace in Shangrila hotel
Favorite Japanese Restaurant-Mitsui
Favorite Sushi/Sashimi-Yo Sushi
Favorite French Restaurant
Favorite Italian Restaurant-Tutto Bello
Favorite Indian Restaurant
Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant
Favorite Thai Restaurant-Mainan River
Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast
Asian Restaurant
Favorite Korean Restaurant
Favorite American/Western Restaurant-Dan Ryans

Best Ramen
Best Beef Noodle Soup-Yung Kan
Best Xiao Long Bao-Kao Chi
Best Dim Sum-Sam Wan hotel's
Best Hamburger-California Grill
Best Hot Pot-Ding Wong
Best Pizza-Bellini
Best Steak-A cut
Best Vegetarian-Chang Chun
Best Afternoon Tea-Regent Hotel's
Best Desserts-Li'idiot
Best Ice Cream-Movenpick
Best Frozen Yogurt
Best Shaved Ice-Tai Yi
Best Coffee/Tea shop
Best Bakery- Breads-Bonjour
Best Bakery- Cakes

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei-Oyster Pancake
Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei-Taco
Favorite Restaurant that Needs to Open a Branch in Taipei-CPK, Cheese Cake Factory

Ruth said...

Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel:
San Want Hotel Dim Sum/Cantonese
Favorite Late-Night Bites: City Star Dim sum
Favorite Night Market: Shilin
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends: Ding Tai Fung
Favorite Food Court: Taipei Main Station Breeze

Favorite Sushi/Sashimi: San Jing
Favorite American/Western Restaurant: GORDON BIERSCH

Best Xiao Long Bao: Ding Tai Fung
Best Hot Pot: Ding Wang
Best Frozen Yogurt: Yogurt Art
Best Shaved Ice: Monster Ice

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei: Barbeque/Hotpot
Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei: Peruvian Food

Josh said...

1. Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel-西華B-One
2. Favorite Chinese Breakfast- 美而美
3. Favorite Night Market- 士林
4. Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends-度小月
5. Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks- Darts Bar
6. Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant- 鼎泰豐
7. Favorite Chinese Restaurant-欣葉
8. Favorite Japanese Restaurant - 咖哩匠
9. Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant- 百勝廚
10. Favorite American/Western Restaurant- Macaroni Grill
11. Best Ice Cream - Haggan Daaz
12. Best Frozen Yogurt - Yogurt Art
13. Best Coffee/Tea shop - Lavazza
14. Best Bakery- Cakes - Pozzo

patience6 said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei

Favorite New Restaurant in 2009

Favorite Cheap Eats: Any Night Market

Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant: Macaroni Grill

Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch: The Diner

Favorite Chinese Breakfast: There's two of my favorite places where I used to live on Zhuang Jing Road but I don't know the names of them. One is a typical soybean milk place - the best soybean milk and also open at night time - and the other makes awesome French Toast (Taiwanese style). I have to take you there some time!

Favorite Late-Night Bites:

Favorite Kid Friendly/Family Restaurant: Dou Xiao Yue

Favorite Romantic Restaurant: There's one up in Yang Min Shan (don't know the name)

Favorite Buffet:

Favorite Night Market: Rao He

Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends: Ding Tai Fung

Favorite Unexpected Find in Taipei:

Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks:

Favorite Delivery: Two Peck

Favorite Food Court: Taipei 101

Favorite Fast Food: Mos Burger

Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant: Jiu Ru

Favorite Chinese Restaurant:

Favorite Japanese Restaurant: Watami

Favorite Sushi/Sashimi:

Favorite French Restaurant: Saveurs

Favorite Italian Restaurant: Macaroni Grill

Favorite Indian Restaurant:

Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant:

Favorite Thai Restaurant: Thai Town

Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant: The vietamese restaurant near the office (don't remember the name)

Favorite Korean Restaurant:

Favorite American/Western Restaurant: Chili's/Friday's

Best Ramen: Ramen Noodle Place near Leo Foo Hotel

Best Beef Noodle Soup: Yong Kang Jie or Xing Min Ding have two places I like

Best Xiao Long Bao: Ding Tai Fung

Best Dim Sum: Parents

Best Hamburger: KGB

Best Hot Pot: Don't know the name (I like the restaurants that give each person his/her own hot pot to cook in)

Best Pizza: Chicago's

Best Steak: Lawry's

Best Vegetarian: Ming De

Best Afternoon Tea: Brothers Hotel

Best Desserts: Guy that sells incredible red bean soup on Wuxing Street

Best Ice Cream: Coldstone's

Best Frozen Yogurt:

Best Shaved Ice: There's a place in Neihu that has awesome snow shaved ice (don't know the name!)

Best Coffee/Tea shop: TenRen's

Best Bakery- Breads: Flavor Field

Best Bakery- Cakes: Wendell's

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei: Mom's Cooking

Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei: I agree, hands down...Ben & Jerry's

Favorite Restaurant that Needs to Open a Branch in Taipei: Definitely CHEESECAKE FACTORY

hamper said...

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch
McDonalds

Favorite Chinese Breakfast
Yonghe Dou Jiang

Favorite Night Market
Shida Night Market

Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends
Yong Kang Beef Noodle (yellow)

Favorite Unexpected Find in Taipei
Toasteria Cafe

Favorite Fast Food
McDonalds

Favorite Italian Restaurant
Macaroni Grill

Favorite Thai Restaurant
Thai Town Cuisine

Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant
Madame Jill's

Favorite American/Western Restaurant
Chili's

Best Beef Noodle Soup
Yong Kang Beef Noodle (yellow)

Best Hamburger
KGB

Best Hot Pot
Ma La by gong guan

Best Pizza
Alleycats

Best Ice Cream
Dancing Cow

Best Frozen Yogurt
Yofroyo

Best Shaved Ice
OkBon

Best Coffee/Tea shop
Starbucks

Best Bakery- Breads
Flavor Field

Best Bakery- Cakes
Black as Chocolate

Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei
Taco Bell
Chipotle

There are actually some places I don't know the name of, so I have to vote twice

Fran said...

1)Favorite Hamburger: Evan's Burger - ShiDa area has 2 venues
www.evansburger.tw/home.html
2) Favorite Breakfast Food: The Diner - one near DaAn Park, the other off Dunhau
www.thediner.com.tw
3) Favorite Vietnamese: Madam Jill's - Gongguan has 2 venues
http://www.chuilin.com/index1.htm
4) Favorite Dumplings/noodles: Din Tai Fun - Sogo [Fuxing ZhongXiao]
www.dintaifung.com.tw
5)Favorite Italian: Romano's Macaroni Grill
www.macaronigrill.com
6) Favorite Mexican: I'm still waiting for the real thing...not Asia-fied

crackingtheegg said...

Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel - Cafe at the Grand Hyatt
Favorite Buffet - Cafe at the Grand Hyatt
Favorite Night Market - Shilin
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends - Din Tai Fung
Favorite Unexpected Find in Taipei
Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks - 45 Pub
Favorite Food Court - Taipei 101
Favorite Fast Food -- Convenience store rice triangles (hehe does that count?)

Favorite Sushi/Sashimi - Sushi Express
Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant -- Eddie's Cantina

Best Frozen Yogurt -- YoFroYo in Shida
Best Coffee/Tea shop - Fong Da Coffee Shop in Ximending

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei -- Shaved ice, Beef noodle soup, Tang yuan...REALLY CHEAP FOOD!
Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei - Greek yogurt
Favorite Restaurant that Needs to Open a Branch in Taipei - The Cheesecake Factory

Kenny said...

Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant
Du Xiao Yue

Favorite Chinese Restaurant
Shin Yeh

Favorite American/Western Restaurant
TGIF

Best Xiao Long Bao
Din Tai Feng

Best Dim Sum
San Want Hotel

Best Hamburger
En Burger

Best Pizza
Cosi Cosi

Best Dessert
東區粉員

Best Ice Cream
Haagen Daz

Best Frozen Yogurt
Yogurt Art

Best Shaved Ice
Ice Monster

Best Bakery- Cakes
Black as Chocolate

Rick said...

Favorite Night Market
Tong Hua

Favorite Food Court
Taipei 101

Favorite Chinese Restaurant
Ding Tai Feng

Favorite Japanese Restaurant
Ibuki at the Far Eastern Plaza Hotel

Best Beef Noodle Soup
Lao Zhang

Best Xiao Long Bao
Ding Tai Feng

Best Hamburger
Mos Burger

Best Vegetarian
Lian Chiu Gu (all-you-can-eat in Da-An)

Best Shaved Ice
Ice Monster

Richard said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei- KiKi's
Favorite New Restaurant in 2009
Restaurant: Dozo
Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel- A-Cut

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch- The Diner
Favorite Buffet- Grand Hyatt
Favorite Night Market- Shida
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends- Dozo
Favorite Delivery- Subway
Favorite Food Court- Taipei 101
Favorite Fast Food- Subway
Favorite Japanese Restaurant- Dozo
Favorite Sushi/Sashimi- Shintori
Favorite Italian Restaurant- Pizza Pub at Sheraton
Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant- Las Casita
Favorite Thai Restaurant- Homes
Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant- VIETNAMESE GARDEN PHO
Favorite Korean Restaurant- Happy Korean Cuisine
Favorite American/Western
Restaurant- Chili's

Best Xiao Long Bao- Ding Tai Feng
Best Dim Sum- Brother's Hotel
Best Hamburger- 1885
Best Pizza- Famous Larry's
Best Steak- A-Cut
Best Afternoon Tea- Grand Hyatt
Best Ice Cream- Movenpick
Best Frozen Yogurt- YoFroyo
Best Shaved Ice- Xian Yu Xian
Best Coffee/Tea shop- Starbucks
Best Bakery- Breads- Paul's

simpleallure said...

Favorite Cheap Eats- Lan Jia Gua Bao in Taida
Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel- Sumie

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch- Moi Cafe
Favorite Chinese Breakfast- Fu Hang Sao Bing
Favorite Romantic Restaurant- L'idiot
Favorite Night Market- Raohe Night Market
Favorite Late-Night- NY Bagel Cafe
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends- Din Tai Fung
Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks- Barcode
Favorite Food Court- Taipei 101
Favorite Fast Food- Mos Burger

Favorite Chinese Restaurant- Kao Chi on Fuxing
Favorite Japanese Restaurant- Sumie
Favorite French Restaurant- L'idiot
Favorite Italian Restaurant- Casa Della Pasta
Favorite Mexican/TexMex- Yuma Grill
Favorite Korean Restaurant- Mindong

Best Ramen- Buo Duo La Mien
Best Xiao Long Bao- Din Tai Fung
Best Hamburger- Mary's Hamburgers
Best Hot Pot- Civil Blvd Shabu Shabu
Best Pizza- Famous Larry's
Best Frozen Yogurt- Yofroyo
Best Shaved Ice- Ice Monster

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei- In'n'out Burger
Favorite Restaurant that Needs to Open a Branch in Taipei- The Cheesecake Factory

ET said...

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch: Diner

Favorite Late-Night Bites: Hong Kan

Favorite Buffet: Chin Mei

Favorite Night Market: Shihlin

Favorite Food Court: Taipei 101

Favorite Sushi/Sashimi: Sushi Express

Favorite Thai Restaurant: Beer House

Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast: Pho on Dunhua Lane 155

Favorite American/Western Restaurant: California Grill

Best Beef Noodle Soup: Lin Dong Fang

Best Dim Sum: Hong Kan

Best Hamburger: California Grill

Best Frozen Yogurt: YoFroYo

Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei: Mexican

Tim said...

Favorite Chinese Breakfast - yong he dou jiang
Favorite Night Market - shi lin
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends - din tai feng
Favorite Food Court - 101

Best Hamburger - California Grill
Best Ice Cream - Cold Stone
Best Frozen Yogurt - Yogurt Art

Favorite Restaurant that Needs to Open a Branch in Taipei - Chipotle

Kevin said...

Best Xiao Long Bao: DingTaiFeng (鼎泰豐) http://bit.ly/5OwBcv

Best yogurt place: YoFroyo yogurt

abstractpoet said...

Favorite Cheap Eats- Danzai Noodles at Tu Hsiao Yue
Favorite Western Breakfast- Omelet to Go
Favorite Chinese Breakfast- Fu Hang Dou Jiang
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends- Shin Yeh
Favorite Unexpected Find- Flavors

Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant- Shin Yeh
Favorite Chinese Restaurant- Hong Kong Restaurant (well, I really wanted to vote for this restaurant and couldn't find another appropriate category!)
Favorite Western Restaurant- Flavors

Best Ramen- Akasaka Ramen
Best Beef Noodle Soup- Lao Zhang (Old Chang's) Beef Noodles
Best Dim Sum- Sweet Dynasty
Best Hamburger- Bongos
Best Hot Pot- Mushroom Park Hotpot
Best Pizza- Alleycats
Best Ice Cream- Chocolate Chocolate Chip @ Movenpick
Best Bakery- Breads- Johan Bakery
Best Bakery- Cakes- 85° C
Best Fast Food- Mos Burger

Favorite Food I Miss When Away from Taipei: the Gua Bao @ Shin Yeh

Allen said...

Favorite Cheap Eats: YoFroyo

Best Desserts: YoFroyo

Best Frozen Yogurt: YoFroyo

Allen said...

Re-vote sorry:

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch: POSH II

Favoite Cheap Eats: YoFroyo

Favorite Night Market: Shi-Da

Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks: OPUS

Best Xiao Long Bao: Ding Tai Feng

Best Desserts: YoFroyo

Best Frozen Yogurt: YoFroyo

Chia said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei- Ding Tai Feng
Favorite New Restaurant in 2009
Restaurant: Dozo
Favorite Cheap Eats - Yofroyo

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch- POSH
Favorite Night Market- Shida
Favorite Food Court- Taipei 101
Favorite Fast Food- Subway

Best Xiao Long Bao- Ding Tai Feng
Best Dim Sum- Brother's Hotel
Best Hamburger- 1885
Best Pizza- Famous Larry's
Best Steak- A-Cut
Best Afternoon Tea- Grand Hyatt
Best Desserts - YoFroyo
Best Ice Cream- Movenpick
Best Frozen Yogurt- YoFroyo
Best Shaved Ice- Xian Yu Xian
Best Coffee/Tea shop- Starbucks
Best Bakery- Breads- Paul's

Anonymous said...

Best Frozen Yogurt: YoFroyo

Daniel said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei: Din Tai Yuan Xiao Chi Dian
Favorite Cheap Eats: Shilin Nightmarket
Best Beef Noodle Soup: Taoyuan Jie Beef Noodle
Best Xiao Long Bao: Din Tai Fung
Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant: Vietnamese Garden Pho
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends: Modern Toilet
Favorite Buffet: Jiou Fu Buffet near Taipei Main Station
Favorite Food Court: Taipei 101 Food Court

Jan said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei- Flavors
Favorite New Restaurant in 2009:ABU
Favorite Cheap Eats: Night Market
Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant:Flavors
Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel: Robins grill
Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch: Non Zero
Favorite Romantic Restaurant-Flavors
Favorite Buffet- Grand cafe in the Hyatt
Favorite Chinese Breakfast: Yung Ho
Favorite Night Market: Shilin
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends: Flavors
Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant: Sin Yeh
Favorite Japanese Restaurant: 東丸 GuangFu S rd.
Favorite Indian Restaurant-Tandor
Favorite Thai Restaurant-Mango Tango
Favorite American/Western Restaurant: Flavors
Best Dim Sum: Chi Pin
Best Hamburger: KGB
Best Coffee: La Creme

Vivian said...

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch
The Diner (樂子)

Favorite Chinese Breakfast
Mei & Mei (美而美)

Favorite Late-Night Bites
City Star 24HR Restaurant

Favorite Kid Friendly/Family Restaurant
Royal Host Restaurant (樂雅樂)

Favorite Buffet
Cafe (凱菲屋) @ Grand Hyatt Taipei

Favorite Night Market
Shilin Night Market

Favorite Food Court
Breeze Center B1F

Favorite Fast Food
Mos Burger (摩斯漢堡)

Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant
Shin-Yeh (欣葉台菜)

Favorite Japanese Restaurant
Mitsui Japanese Restaurant (三井)

Favorite Sushi/Sashimi
Sushi Express (爭鮮迴轉壽司)

Favorite French Restaurant
Saveurs (歐洲風味餐坊)

Favorite Thai Restaurant
Very Thai Restaurant & Bar (非常泰)

Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant
Yue-Yuan (越苑Phở)

Best Xiao Long Bao
Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐) @ XinYi ONLY

Best Dim Sum
Chao Ping Ji (潮品集) @ San Want Hotel

Best Hamburger
California Grill

Best Hot Pot
鍋膳Shabu Shabu
No.9-3, Ln. 27, Linyi St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei.
(02)2322-2425

Best Steak
A Cut Steakhouse @ Taipei Ambassador Hotel

Best Vegetarian
Yu Shan Ge ( 鈺善閣)

Best Afternoon Tea
Toscana @ The Sherwood Taipei

Best Desserts
La Douceur (品悅糖)

Best Coffee/Tea shop
Starbucks

Best Bakery- Breads
Flavor Field

Best Bakery- Cakes
CHIFFON Home Made Cake Shop
http://www.chiffon-cake.com.tw/

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei
鍋膳Shabu Shabu
No.9-3, Ln. 27, Linyi St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei.
(02)2322-2425

Favorite Restaurant that Needs to Open a Branch in Taipei
In-N-Out Burger

Anonymous said...

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch: Evans Burher

Favoite Cheap Eats: YoFroyo

Favorite Night Market: Shi-Da

Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks: 春水堂


Best Desserts: YoFroyo
Best Frozen Yogurt: YoFroyo

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Butterfly said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei - Flavors
Favorite Cheap Eats – Night market
Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant - Flavors
Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel – Marco Polo (Far Eastern Hotel)
Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch VVG Table
Favorite Chinese Breakfast -Yong He Soymilk
Favorite Romantic Restaurant - Flavors
Favorite Night Market –Shilin Night market
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends -
Favorite Unexpected Find in Taipei - Flavors
Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks – A plus
Favorite Food Court – Breeze center
Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant – Shih Yeh
Favorite Chinese Restaurant - Kiki
Favorite Japanese Restaurant – 東丸
Favorite Italian Restaurant - Forchetta
Favorite Thai Restaurant – Grand Patio
Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant - 翠林
Favorite American/Western Restaurant - Flavors
Best Dim Sum – Cantonese restaurant in Brother’s hotel
Best Hot Pot – 橋頭
Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei – Night market food.
Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei – Kebab, hotdogs and some real Mexican food

billy said...

Cheap Eats: Saizeriya, IKEA

Western Breakfast: The Diner

Buffet: The Hyatt

Night Market: Keelung

Fast Food: Sababa Pita, Subway

Taiwanese: Fu Lai

Italian: Le Rouge, Macaroni Grill, Bellini Kitchen

Indian: Tandoor

Hot Pot: Huang Jia Di Guo

Vegetarian: Spring Vegetarian

American: Chili's, TGI Fridays

Favorite Food That Needs to be Brought to Taipei: Mexican Food

Matt said...

Favorite Chinese Breakfast: Yonghe Do Jiang
Favorite Night Market: Shilin
Favorite Fast Food: MOS Burgers
Favorite American/Western Restaurant: TGI
Best Frozen Yogurt: Yogurt Art

Linda said...

Favorite Kid Friendly/Family Restaurant - Sizzler
Favorite Romantic Restaurant - Villa 32
Favorite Food Court - Eslite
Best Frozen Yogurt - Yogurt Art
Best Shaved Ice - Tai Yi

Martin said...

And here's my contribution;

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei: Poh on Dun Hua North Rd, Lane 155 (thanks for finding it for us!)
Favorite Cheap Eats; Yoshinova - japanese fastfood

Favorite Kid Friendly/Family Restaurant: IKEA
Favorite Romantic Restaurant: Villa 32 in Beitou
Favorite Buffet: Buffet Restaurant on Yong Kang Rd, Lane 7
Favorite Night Market: Shida
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends: Din Tai Fung. Always.
Favorite Delivery: Dominos
Favorite Food Court: Eslite


Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant: El Toro
Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant: Poh on Dun Hua North Rd

Favorite American/Western Restaurant: Dan Ryans on Dun Hua North Rd

Best Xiao Long Bao: Din Tai Fung

Best Hamburger: California Grill on Yong Kang Rd
Best Pizza: Alleycats

Best Desserts: Monster Ice Yong Kang


Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei: Beef Noodles!

Thanks for a great site and big thanks for all the good ideas we get from you. Hope you keep your energy!

fee said...

Favorite Restaurant in Taipei -Shao Shao Ke

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch – The Diner
Favorite Chinese Breakfast – RuiAn Jie DouJiang Shop
Favorite Night Market – Shi Da
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends – Din Tai Fun (Yongkang Jie)
Favorite Unexpected Find in Taipei – Masala Dosas at Masala House

Favorite Indian Restaurant – Masala House
Favorite Italian Restaurant – Cello Pasta
Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant – Eddie’s Cantina
Favorite Thai Restaurant – Mae Kung
Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant – Cheng Ji (Yongkang Jie)
Favorite American/Western Restaurant – The Diner (RuiAn Jie)

Best Beef Noodle Soup – Yongkang Niu Rou Mian
Best Xiao Long Bao – Din Tai Fung (Yongkang)
Best Hamburger – The Diner
Best Pizza – Kiss Pizza
Best Vegetarian – Hui Liu
Best Shaved Ice – Monster Ice (Yongkang)
Best Coffee/Tea shop -- Trilobite
Best Bakery- Breads – Boite de Bijou (Chaozhou Jie)

Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei – Niu Rou Mian

Joanna said...

1. Favorite Restaurant in Taipei:
Momo Paradise
2. Favorite Chinese Breakfast:
Yonghe Dojiang
3. Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends:
Shin Yeh
4. Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks:
A Plus
5. Favorite Fast Food:
Mos Burger
6. Favorite Japanese Restaurant:
Watami
7. Best Xiao Long Bao:
Ding Tai Fung
8. Best Hamburger:
McDonald
9. Best Desserts:
Dong Chu Fen Yuan
10. Best Frozen Yogurt:
Yogurt Art
11. Favorite Food I Miss When I'm Away From Taipei:
Hot Pot

MJ Mama said...

Favorite Cheap Eats - Shida night mkt
Favorite Special Occasion Restaurant - Tutto Bello
Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel - Sumie @San Want

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch - L'idiot
Favorite Chinese Breakfast - Si-Hai Soy Drink@ Fuxin S. Rd.,
Favorite Late-Night Bites - ShiDa night market
Favorite Kid Friendly/Family Restaurant - L'idiot
Favorite Night Market - ShiLin night mkt
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends - Shin-Ye

Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks - The Den
Favorite Food Court - Taipei 101
Favorite Fast Food - MOS burger

Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant - Shin-Ye
Favorite Chinese Restaurant - BeiPing Do It True
Favorite Japanese Restaurant - Sumie @San Want
Favorite Sushi/Sashimi - ManZheDie
Favorite Italian Restaurant - La Giara
Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant - Bacco Tapas
Favorite Thai Restaurant - SUKHOTHAI@ Sheraton Taipei
Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant - 越苑
Favorite Korean Restaurant - Happy Korean
Favorite American/Western Restaurant
- GB
Best Beef Noodle Soup - Ma Na
Best Xiao Long Bao - Ding Tai Fong
Best Dim Sum - 潮品集
Best Hamburger - California Grills
Best Hot Pot - organge shabu shabu
Best Pizza - Alley's Cat
Best Steak - Lawry's
Best Afternoon Tea - Woolloomooloo
Best Desserts - La Douceur
Best Ice Cream - BigTom
Best Frozen Yogurt - Yofroyo
Best Shaved Ice - Tai-I
Best Coffee/Tea shop - Starbucks
Best Bakery- Breads - Orignal
Best Bakery- Cakes - Original

Favorite Food That Needs to Be Brought To Taipei -krispy kremes

Sam said...

Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel
333 bar @QUOTE

Favorite Late-Night Bites
Mono Mono Bar

Favorite Kid Friendly/Family Restaurant
L'idoit

Favorite Food Court
Food Court @The Mall

Favorite Fast Food
MOS burgur

Favorite Taiwanese Restaurant
欣葉台菜

Favorite Chinese Restaurant
潮品集 @神旺


Favorite Thai Restaurant
SUKHOTHAI @ Sheraton Taipei


Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant
越苑

Favorite American/Western Restaurant
Fridey's

Best Hot Pot
圍爐

Best Pizza
Alley Cat's

Best Steak
Lawry's

Best Frozen Yogurt
Yofroyo

Best Shaved Ice
臺一

Austin said...

Favorite Night Market: Shida

Favorite Place to Meet for Drinks: A-Plus

Favorite Sushi/Sashimi: Sushi Express

Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant: Yuma

Best Ramen: Akasaka

Best Pizza: Alleycats

Best Frozen Yogurt: Yogurt Art

Anonymous said...

In the future, I wouldn't combine these...

"Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant"

Too distinct, in fact it could be argued that even labeling something as "Spanish" doesn't really provide enough detail...the food is too regional

Thanks for the blog!

Allen said...

Favorite New Restaurant in 2009
Restaurant: Dozo
Favorite Restaurant in a Hotel- A-Cut

Favorite Western Breakfast/Brunch- The Diner
Favorite Night Market- Shida
Favorite Restaurant to take Tourist Friends- Ding Tai Feng
Favorite Delivery- McD
Favorite Japanese Restaurant- Dozo
Favorite Sushi/Sashimi- Shintori
Favorite Mexican/TexMex/Spanish Restaurant- Las Casita
Favorite Thai Restaurant- Homes
Favorite Vietnamese/Southeast Asian Restaurant- VIETNAMESE GARDEN PHO
Best Xiao Long Bao- Ding Tai Feng
Best Dim Sum- Brother's Hotel
Best Pizza- Famous Larry's
Best Steak- A-Cut
Best Afternoon Tea- Grand Hyatt
Best Ice Cream- Movenpick
Best Frozen Yogurt- YoFroyo
Best Shaved Ice- Xian Yu Xian
Best Coffee/Tea shop- Starbucks
Best Bakery- Breads- Paul's

door knobs said...

i like the way you are thinking

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