[TAIWAN EATS] Kao Chi (高記) – Xiao Long Bao & Sheng Jian Bao Restaurant At Taipei

[TAIWAN EATS] Kao Chi (高記) – Xiao Long Bao & Sheng Jian Bao Restaurant At Taipei

Apart from famous Din Tai Fung in Taipei, you can opt for Kao Chi at Yong Kang Street, Taipei. The restaurant has several outlets across Taipei. But the one in Yong Kang Street seems to be a popular destination because of it’s 3-storey flagship store. The brand is established since 1949 and has been serving Shanghainese dishes. We arrived around 11 plus in the morning and got our queue number from the staff. We waited less than 20 minutes and managed to secure a table at level 3.
Kao Chi Yong Kang Street-Taipei
Kao Chi Yong Kang Street-Taipei-1
Din Tai Fung and Kao Chi shares the similar dishes like Xiao Long Bao and dumplings. And it’s all about preferences. Here are the dishes we ordered:
Shanghai style fried pork buns (10pcs) 220TWD
Kao Chi Yong Kang Street-Fried Pork Buns
Kao Chi Yong Kang Street-Fried Pork Buns-1
The must-have dish when you dine in here. Fried pork buns has become their signature dish since 1949 and it is served on a small pan. You can watch chefs in action at the entrance of the restaurant. They use the small pan to fry buns and it can be quite oily though.

Steamed pork Xiao Long Bao (10pcs) 220TWD
Kao Chi Yong Kang Street-Taipei-Xiao Long Bao
This tasted similar to Din Tai Fung Xiao Long Bao for me. Nothing fancy but it is definitely a comfort dish for a cold weather.

Shrimps roll with tofu skin 160TWD
Kao Chi Yong Kang Street-Shrimp rolls with tofu skin
Crispy tofu skin wrapped with shrimps filling in it.

Fried Rice with Shrimps 240TWD
Kao Chi Yong Kang Street-Fried Rice with Shrimps
Fragrant fried rice served with fresh shrimps. I would still prefer Din Tai Fung version though.

Dandan Noodles 130TWD
Kao Chi Yong Kang Street-Dandan Noodles-1
Kao Chi Yong Kang Street-Dandan Noodles
The menu stated spicy but you can request for less spicy if you want to try. The staff will inform the kitchen and to be surprise this Dandan noodles is pretty good. The noodles is QQ and tasty in flavour.

The serving time is within 20minutes and payment to be made after your meal. Please bring your bill to the counter at the ground floor to make payment.
Kao Chi Yong Kang Street
If you are in Taipei, give this place a try over Din Tai Fung. You can have Din Tai Fung in Singapore and Malaysia, so why not try Kao Chi for a change when you are in overseas?

There you go…. more reasons for you to explore the city of Taiwan. If you want to read more about my travel adventures here and my Taiwan travelogue here.

Kao Chi (高記)
Address: No. 1, Yongkang St, Da’an District, Taipei 106
Tel: +886 02 2351 9984
Opening Hours: Daily 9:30AM – 10:30PM
Website: http://www.kao-chi.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kaochi.family/
Nearest Station: Dongmen Station and exit 5.

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