This dark and swank basement pizzeria not only serves the best
stone-oven pizza in Taipei, but is also the only place we've found so far to get
hard cider on tap.
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Lovers of Beijing-style cooking have been coming to this restaurant for generations. In addition to Peking duck (expensive but meant for sharing), try the elegant, comforting 'green beans (actually peas) with shredded chicken'.
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With Taipei's most celebrated dumplings, Dintaifung is
deservedly popular for Shanghai-style treats made fresh to order. Try the classic
xiǎolóng bāo (steamed pork dumplings). Very
popular with locals and visitors alike, so either phone in reservations (they speak
enough English) or prepare to queue up.
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The speciality at this multistorey restaurant is Taiwanese
hotpot. Expect an elegant setting, eight storeys above ground and overlooking the
Taipei Arts Park and the Fine Arts Museum. If you're not up for hotpot (or some
lovely Taiwanese seafood plates), some floors feature Italian or buffet-style
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It's hard to imagine anything more refreshing on a hot summer day or after a big winter-time dinner than shaved ice topped with chunks of strawberry, kiwi fruit or (most famously) mango and a scoop of mango sorbet.
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