Du Xiao Yue – Tainan Traditional Noodles With Over 100 Years Of History
[Taipei, Taiwan] I love love love Yong Kang Street, which has an easy going feel, somewhat hipster vibes, and peppered with good restaurants, indie cafes and trendy boutiques. Yong Kang is also where the original Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豊 is located, along with other popular known eateries such as Kao Chi 高記, Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麵, and mango dessert house Smoothie House 思慕昔 . Another one of my favourite restaurants there is Du Xiao Yue 度小月, or in Taiwanese pronunciation Tu Hsiao Yueh. Du Xiao Yue was established in Tainan in 1895, which means it has over a century worth of history. They are famous for their Dan Zai Noodles, a small bowl of traditional fares added with minced meat, dried shrimp and black vinegar. The shop opened by the fourth generation of the founder is small and crowded, with this pseudo traditional inn set up – nostalgic brick walls, woody furniture and ca...