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.
|Address||No. 10, Section 1, Roosevelt Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100|
|Reviews||Tripadvisor | Yelp|
|Hours||8am 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)|
|Aesthetic||lol, standard hole-in-wall aesthetics|
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:
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.
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Last visited: April 2019
Last updated: December 2019