Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Taipei - Food Court

When you hear the phrase food court, it's really a love or hate thing. I personally don't mind having my choice between Nathan's, Popeye's, or the generic crappy Japanese wannabe place. Food courts provide variety and variety is the spice of life. In Taipei however, food courts are some seriously good eating - not the chain restaurants you see in the States.

At the bottom of the many Japanese department stores (e.g. Sogo or Shin Kong Mitsukoshi), you'll find the great food courts of Taipei. There will be one occasional KFC, but the majority of the places will be hella cheap, hella tasty, and loads of variety - a reoccurring theme in Taipei. Down in the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi food court, you can have your choice of Teppinyaki, Korean, Singapore, Thai, Malaysian, Mexican, and the list goes on and on. We opted for the teppinyaki - it was 195 NT ($6.09) and uber satisfying. In Taipei 101 (tallest building in Taiwan), the food court is larger and much nicer. However, with the nicer atmosphere, the price is higher, but the quality is arguably worse...still solid though.

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