Dongmen Market – Discover 8 Hidden Foods in the Traditional Market

Dongmen Market – Discover 8 Hidden Foods in the Traditional Market

If you had ever thought the night market is the only way to taste Taiwanese local food, that you are totally wrong.

The Dongmen Market (東門市場) is a traditional market for locals to get living groceries in the morning. Besides, there are also hidden many delicious Taiwanese traditional food around the street and alley.

Today, we will recommend the top 8 must eat food in the Dongmen market, so keep reading and don’t miss it.

How to Get There

Take Red Line (Tamsui – Xinyi Line) or Orange Line (Zhonghe – Xinlu Line) to the Dongmen Station[R07/O06], Exit No 2.

Dongmen Market Top 8 Must Eat

Drbeef East Gate(御牛殿)

Dongmen Market

Not only Drbeef East Gate is a butcher shop, but they provide fresh beef noodle soup, you must try Sashimi style beef noodle soup – pouring hot soup over raw beef, which makes the beef more tender and tasty.

  • Drbeef East Gate(御牛殿)
    • Avg. Cost:NT$150~300 ($5~10)
    • Get Location
    • Tel:+886 2 2356-3468
    • Hours:Mon – Sun 10:30~15:00 / 16:00~20:00
    • Recommendations:Sashimi Style Beef Noodle Soup

Dongmen Pork Thick Soup(東門赤肉羹)

With a history of more than 30 years, the famous local food stand serves fabulous pork thick soup.

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In addition, their braised pork rice, tempura, and stir-fried vegetables are also recommended.

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Local usually order pork thick soup& braised pork rice combo meal which is sumptuous but inexpensive.

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  • Dongmen Pork Thick Soup(東門赤肉羹)
    • Avg. Cost:NT$30~100 ($1~3.3)
    • Get Location
    • Tel:+886 932-139-491
    • Hours:Mon – Fri 06:30~14:30 | Sat 06:30~13:30 | Sun Closed
    • Recommendations:Pork Thick Soup, Braised Pork Rice, and Tempura

Lilong Chinese Meat Pie(利隆餅店)

Lilong is a vendor with over 30 years of history, their various traditional Chinese snacks with affordable prices have attracted many locals.

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I really like the beef puff stuffed with juicy meat and the crispy crust.

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In addition, you must try their shredded radish pastry, Chinese chive pockets, and pork puff.

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  • Lilong Chinese Meat Pie(利隆餅店)
    • Avg. Cost:NT$20+ ($0.7+)
    • Get Location
    • Tel:+886 2 2395-2963
    • Hours:Tue – Sun 06:30~13:30 | Mon Closed
    • Recommendations:Shredded Radish Pastry, Chinese Chive Pockets, Beef Puff, and Pork Puff

Uncle Ma Traditional Chinese Pastry(馬叔餅舖)

Taipei is a Muslim-friendly city and there are many halal restaurants, Uncle ma is one of the famous restaurant serving halal food, the Chinese hamburger ”clay oven roll with beef inside” is a must-try.

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If you want to try something else, the beef noodles soup and osmanthus sour plum juice is also recommended.

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Dongmen Market
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  • Uncle Ma Traditional Chinese Pastry(馬叔餅舖)
    • Avg. Cost:NT$55~150 ($1.8~5)
    • Get Location
    • Tel:+886 2 2396-2788
    • Hours:Sat – Thu 07:00~18:00 | Fri Closed
    • Recommendations:Clay Oven Roll with Beef, Beef Noddles Soup, Assorted Meat Noodles Soup, and Osmanthus Sour Plum Juice

Unnamed Rice Noodles Soup(無名米粉湯)

There are two famous rice noodles soup stands In Dongmen market, Huang mama rice noodle soup and Luo mama rice noodle soup, but both of them aren’t locals favorite, locals usually go to another unnamed stand on the corner.

Dongmen Market

Although the stand is small, you can enjoy the most delicious rice noodles soup with cheaper price, lastly don’t forget to order some side dishes with rice noodles soup.

Dongmen Market
Dongmen Market
  • Nameless Rice Noodles Soup(無名米粉湯)
    • Hours:Mon – Sun 10:30~13:30
    • Recommendations:Rice Noodles Soup

Dongmen Jiang Ji Tofu Pudding(江記東門豆花)

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Dong men Jiang Ji offer simple tofu pudding without any topping but peanut, that’s the way you can taste tofu pudding’s traditional flavor, it is soft and creamy, also you can add ginger syrup or swap sugar water for soy milk for a different flavor.

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  • Dongmen Jiang Ji Tofu Pudding(江記東門豆花)
    • Avg. Cost:NT$20~45 ($0.7~1.5)
    • Get Location
    • Tel:+886 968-109-709
    • Hours:Tue – Sun 07:30~14:30 | Mon Closed


Jingimoo is a cute Japanese-style wooden house located at the corner of the street.

It sells unique Japanese shaved ice (Kakigōri) which looks as beautiful as handmade crafts and using Taiwanese local ingredients. If you are an ice lover, you can’t miss it.

  • Jingimoo(金雞母)
    • Avg. Cost:NT$50~220 ($1.7~7.3)
    • Get Location
    • Tel:+886 908-232-108
    • Hours:Tue – Sat 12:00~20:00 | Sat 12:00~19:00 | Mon Closed
    • Recommendations:Rose Strawberry Shaved Ice

Dongmen Ice(東門彈子房 ICE)

When strolling in the market, you will see a mottled signboard that shows Dongmen billiard hall, in fact, this is an ice shop located at the place which was a billiard pool many years ago, they keep the old signboard and offer handmade Taiwanese ice cream, the flavor is rich and natural, there are 15 flavors and will be provided randomly every day.

If you are not living in Taiwan, I recommend you try Taiwanese local fruit flavor ice cream.

  • Dongmen Ice(東門彈子房 ICE)
    • Avg. Cost:NT$70 ($2.3)
    • Get Location
    • Tel:+886 2 2321-7883
    • Hours:Tue – Fri 10:00~19:30 | Sat – Sun 10:00~18:00 | Mon Closed

What Else Fun near Dongmen Market

Yongkang Street(永康街)

Yongkang Street Taipei

Yongkang Street is one of the must-visit spots to visit, where you can taste delicious food, look around featured stores for souvenirs, or hang out at the cafe with friends.

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See also: Yongkang Street – the Ultimate Street Guide

Qingtian Street(青田街)

During the Japanese rule, Qingtian Street was once the dormitory area for Taiwan University staff, nowadays those traditional wooden houses and old trees retain its strong Japanese flavor.

When you walk leisurely into the neighborhood of Qingtian Street, it feels like walking into the tunnel of time and back to the old day’s elegance and tranquility.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall(中正紀念堂)

about Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂) is a prominent landmark and is also one of the popular destinations in Taiwan, which attract thousands of visitors every year.

See also: 5 Things You Should Know About Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, in this post, you’ve known top 8 must-eat food stands in Dongmen market, tell me which one you prefer, and what you would like to try first?

Finally, If you still have any questions on your food trip in Dongmen market, please leave in the comments below, I will be more than happy to help you out:)

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