Adventures written by the VAMONDE Team
Savor a traditional Taiwanese breakfast at Fu Hang Dou Jiang, a breakfast stall in Huashan Market near Shandao Temple Station. Ever since the Michelin Guide included this spot in their reviews, Fu Hang Dou Jiang has been a must-see for visitors from all over the world. Take a peek at the restaurant below:
Since 1958, locals have been frequenting Fu Hang Dou Jiang. The line can span an entire floor and wrap around the market building, so it’s recommended that you go on a weekday during work hours.
The most popular dish at Fu Hang Dou Jiang is the soy milk “soup” (豆漿 dou jiang), which can be served plain or savory with Chinese vinegar, sesame oil, and sometimes hot sauce. Unlike in many Western countries, soy milk in Taiwan isn’t watered down or mixed with added sweetener. Instead, it’s made fresh from soybeans, which give it a thicker texture.
Breakfast soy milk is almost always paired with a Chinese cruller “donut” (油條 youtiao), a fried strip of dough that is lightly salted and has a buttery taste. For an authentic experience, you can dip the cruller into the soy milk before eating. Fu Hang serves its youtiao individually, as a topping on savory dou jiang, and in various sesame flatbreads (薄燒餅 bao shaobing).
Other breakfast items served at Fu Hang include egg scallion pancakes (蔥花蛋 conghua dan); sesame flatbreads filled with egg and meat; sesame bun rolls filled with savory ingredients, such as green onion and radish; and fantuan, rice balls similar in concept to Japan’s onigiri.
Cover image by Sandor Weisz on Flickr is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.