Dumplings and xiaolongbao in Taichung at Jao Jan Feng
Jao Jan Feng sign, just on the side of Macdonald
This is by far our favorite dumplings restaurant in Taichung.
Years ago I have been told the owner learned his skills in the famous Dingtaifung in Taipei.
I don't know if it is true or not but anyway the results are quite similar to that famous restaurant and much better than hyped dumpling restaurants that you can find in Taichung shopping malls.
This restaurant is located in the outskirts of Taichung City in Longjing.
Longjing is at walking distance from Tunghai Villa and from Taichung Gang Road where plenty of buses stop. Below you can find a link to Google Maps. Once in the area the restaurant is very easy to locate since it is side by side with Macdonald.
The restaurant is quite famous with the local people. I came here for the first time with friends from Shalu and just today my wife chatted with a group of Hakka from Dongshi.
Don't expect a fancy restaurant. The place is really small and the decor belongs to the same category of Dintaifung: a little bit bare but clean and comfortable..
Here you come to eat. Today we ate again our favorites for a cold winter day:
- Vegetable and pork steamed dumpling
- 2 large bowls of golden fragrant hot and sour soup
- Pickles and a little dish of starters
All for less than 500 ntd - definitively a good price.
They also have an English menu with pictures, so ordering is not a problem.
This is definitively the place to come in Taichung if you like dumpings and xiaolongbao ...Click here for the map