Yang Ji Pork Rib Noodle Soup (楊記排骨酥麵) @ Ximending (西門町), Taipei

Address: 108, Taiwan, Taipei City, Wanhua District, 漢口街二段17號
Price: $
Rating: 2.5/5

Enclave in the Ximending (西門町) district, there is a shop that sells pork ribs noodles. This stall was featured in TVBS food programme - Shi Shang Wan Jia (食尚玩家) and other media platforms. This stall is along Hankou Street (漢口街) next to East Dragon Hotel. This restaurant was said to serve a traditional Taiwanese pork rib noodles soup.

With great expectations, we decided to taste the famous and popular Taiwanese noodle dish. However, it was not as fantastic as it was publicised. Either our expectations were too high or the media has overrated the food. Our overall dining experience was mere normal and nothing spectacular.

Braised Minced Pork over Rice (滷肉飯) seems to be a staple dish in Taiwan. It is available everywhere. The rice was garnished with pickled white radish. The rice was a little moist and the braised minced meat was normal. (Food rating: 2.5/5)

Pork Rib Noodles Soup (排骨酥麵) was the first noodle dish I ate at Ximending district. What I liked about the noodle dish was the soup. The soup was sweet and light and the pork ribs were tender. It is best to eat the noodle soup on a cold day. My body immediately warmed up the moment I drank the hot delicious soup. (Food rating: 2.5/5)

Minced Pork Noodles (Dry) (肉脞乾麵) tasted better than the noodle soup. The braised sauce was delicious with the noodles. The minced pork was the same as the braised minced pork over rice. Somehow, among the three dishes, this dry noodle dish was the best. (Food rating: 3/5)