Saturday, November 19, 2011

Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang: Typical Taiwanese Breakfast

I picked our hotel partially due to proximity to a few of my must eats in Taipei, Din Tai Fung as well as Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang (Yong He Soy Milk Big King). Thanks to jetlag yesterday and waking up at 4am, we were able to get a delicious breakfast at the Fuxing South location and go for a nice stroll in the Da An Shen Ling Park across the street from our hotel all before 8am. Dou jiang is one of my favorite breakfast foods; you can get a freshly made delicious breakfast for less than $3 for two. They make everything there, including the famous you tiao (always explained to me as Taiwanese french fry, but really a big flaky yet chewy stick of fried dough to dip in the warm soy milk). I'm usually a fan of the xian dou jian (salty soy milk) with all the savory delicious bits in there, but I also enjoy the tian dou jian (sweet soy milk), which is the simpler perfect dipping vessel for the you tiao. We also got a shao bing jia dan, a flaky sesame pastry with a freshly fried egg in the middle. Take that egg mcmuffin!
Assembling the xian dou jiang
You tiao making
Xian dou jiang
Tian dou jiang with the shao bing you tiao
Shao bing jia dan
Yong He Dou Jian
Fuxing South Road, 2nd Section, 102


  1. hand pulled salty soy milk looks delicious! is there anything close to it in LA?

  2. I remember as a kid, my dad used to take me to a Yong He Dou Jiang in the San Gabriel Valley for breakfast on Sundays but I'm not sure it's there anymore. The you tiao is also particularly hard to replicate; it's always hard and crunchy in the states, not airy and chewy.



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