TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE, February, 2007.


(02) 2751-9393
152, FuXing S Rd, Sec 1
Hours:8 am-11:30 pm
Nearest MRT Exit: ZhongXiao/FuXing station
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.

Kao Chi was the first place on the famous YongKang Street to sell Shanghai-style snacks. The restaurant group has been running for about 60 years now and is still very popular all over Taiwan. Siblings Lisa and Michael (representing the third generation of owners' family) took over part of the business and opened up a new branch in eastern Taipei (Sogo area). The restaurant exterior has a catchy look, and the interior is tastefully decorated. Kao Chi occupies two floors of a four-floor building, with a 24-hour Hong Kong-style tea restaurant called Thestaurant on the third floor and a Japanese restaurant called "BonBon" on the top. At this branch, Kao Chi focuses mainly on stir-fry dishes, with added snack selections. Shanghai Fried Buns (5 for NT$75), Crisp Pastry with Sweet or Salty Stuffing (5 for $75) and Fried Bean Curd with Thin Noodles (NT$120) are all popular. --By Josie Wu, translated by Ann Lee

A. Marinated Duck Meat with Green Onions (flat bread included, NT$380) and Min Jiang Fish (NT$580) are improved versions of the traditional dishes.
B. Cucumber & Duck's Tongue Roll (10 for NT$280) is highly recommended.