jin feng braised pork rice

perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and every other waking hour

In a city that goes through food fads faster than Trump administration turnarounds, there is a certain level of respect bestowed upon establishments that have endured. Jin Feng is one that lives up to the respect. The most visible sign of this respect is the ever-present line outside the humble storefront. But what’s even more impressive is that they specialize in the cornerstone of Taiwanese comfort food: lu rou fan (魯肉飯), or braised pork rice. It’s a deceivingly simple yet highly addicting dish: savory pork gravy served over perfectly cooked Taiwanese rice. A lot of places serve it, but few have perfected it enough to warrant lines like Jin Feng attracts every day. Paired with a spread of traditional side dishes, it’ll make you forget you’re cramped on an old stool in a crowded hole-in-wall.

Jin Feng is proof that great food doesn’t have to cost much, and that if you believe, lu rou fan can be a breakfast food too.

the details

AddressNo. 10, Section 1, Roosevelt Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
ReviewsTripadvisor | Yelp
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Hours8am to 1am (you can tell it’s open if there’s people out front)
Price$, standard hole-in-wall prices (about 100NT or $3 per person and you’ll be feasting)
Aestheticlol, standard hole-in-wall aesthetics

good to know

Go here for: some authentic and cheap Taiwanese fast food as a quick meal/snack 

Order this: lu rou fan (braised pork rice), and all the sides

   For three people, we ordered:

  • 3 medium 魯肉飯 (braised pork rice) @ 40 NT ea
  • 1 排骨酥湯 (fried pork rib soup) @ 50 NT
  • 1 portion 油豆腐 (stewed tofu) @ 20 NT
  • 1 large 燙青菜 (boiled green vegetables) @ 50 NT
  • 1 large 筍乾 (stewed bamboo) @ 50 NT
  • 1 肉焿湯 (pork stew soup) @ 50 NT

   Yes, that is about $11 to cover lunch for three people.

Amount of time to spend: about 30 minutes should do it, inclusive of a short wait

When to come: to avoid lines, go at off hours (aka before 11am, after 8pm)

Getting here: Take the red or green MRT line to CKS Memorial Hall Station, then use exit 2, it will be right around the corner.

Other things to note: 

  • It’s a hole-in-wall, but if you’re up for the cramped local experience, be sure to ask for the English menu which comes with pictures.
  • The tables are pretty small, so if you have a group of more than 4, consider getting it to go.

Last visited: April 2019

Last updated: December 2019

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