Adventures written by the VAMONDE Team
Beef noodle soup may reign supreme in the locals’ hearts, but braised pork rice (滷肉饭 lu rou fan) is another beloved comfort food that isn't to be missed. The dish is exactly what it sounds like; a steaming bowl of rice topped with a scoop of flavorful, glistening braised pork that melts into your mouth. Admittedly, Jin Feng is more of a hole-in-the-wall eatery than a large restaurant, but its continuous line of hungry customers speaks to Jin Feng’s amazing take on the classic dish.
No matter what you order at Jin Feng, you’ll be able to eat decent-sized portions for cheap. For reference, the largest braised pork rice bowl costs around $1.60. It should be noted, however, that the minced, braised pork to rice ratio is a tad heavier on the rice. If you want a little more protein, you can order the dish with braised pork belly for around $2.25, which is also the most expensive item on the menu.
While braised pork rice is the star, it’s also common to order various sides of soups, noodles, and vegetables. Recommended side dishes at Jin Feng include the braised tofu, greens with garlic, and a braised Taiwanese egg. Check out the video below to see the food:
You can reach Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice by taking a train and getting off at the Chang Kai-Chek Memorial Station. From there, it should be about a 10 minute walk.
Post cover photo by ekkun is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.