Beef noodles is one of Taipei’s signature eats. A quick Google will no doubt land you on reviews of Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麵. We made it a point to come by this time around even though we were both already pretty stuffed when we arrived.
We got there at about 8pm and there was a short queue in front of the store. The store is unmissable with a huge yellow sign board right atop the entrance.
Tucked at the furthest end of Yong Kang street 永康街, James Kitchen 大隱酒食is a restaurant serving hearty home-cooked Taiwanese fare. If you’ve been to Taipei countless times and have had your fair share of XXXL Ji Pa (Chicken Chop), enough dumplings at Ding Tai Feng and oodles of Beef Noodles and you’re hoping to discover another facet of Taiwanese cuisine, James Kitchen will satisfy.
We had a hard time looking for the place at about 8pm. 65 Yong Kang street eluded us the entire Yong Kang stretch and we almost gave up until we decided to venture even further into not-so-brightly-lit territory right at the very very end of the road.
Main branch at 65 Yong Kang Street
Rustic store front with a collage of newspaper clippings