MRT Dongmen Station (東門站)

[This post will be updated if new information about places around the station comes available. 🙂 ]

Yongkang Street (永康街)

Dongmen Station is located right at the entrance to Yongkang Street, a popular area with shops, cafés, and restaurants. The Yongkang Commercial District has become a must-explore attraction for international travelers. Among its top draws is mango ice, the fresh golden-yellow mango chunks heaped over a small mountain of refreshing shaved ice, perfect on a hot summer’s day. Visit King Mango (芒果皇帝), famed for its Irwin Mango Ice with sweet taste and enticing fragrance, to be enjoyed in big mouthfuls.

Add: No. 2-1, Ln. 2, Yongkang St., Da’an Dist., Taipei City
(台北市大安區永康街2巷2-1號)
Website: www.kingmango.com.tw

Scallion vendor on Yongkang Street
Scallion vendor on Yongkang Street
Mango ice
Mango ice

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐)

Another tourist favorite is Din Tai Fung restaurant, famous for it’s delicious steamed dumplings. Established in 1958, the restaurant consistently delivers innovation and refinement. Each dumpling is precisely prepared: the filling weighs 16g, skin 5g, finished dumpling 21g. Master workers then take the dough skin and enclose the filling, creating 18 pleats, making each nugget an exquisite work of art. 

Add: No. 194, Sec. 2, Xinyi Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City
(台北市大安區信義路二段194號)
Website: www.dintaifung.tw

Dining at Din Tai Fung
Dining at Din Tai Fung

Hang Zhou Xiao Long Bao
(杭州小籠湯包)

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At this eatery, opened over 40 years ago, the filling of the signature Green Squash and Shrimp Soup Dumpling is made with fresh grass shrimp and Penghu green squash. When cooked, a naturally savory/sweet broth forms inside. Dipped in the special house sauce, a 3/1 vinegar/soy sauce combination, the refreshing, full-bodied taste creates lasting memories.

Kitchen of Hang Zhou Xiao Long Bao
Dining area
Delicious steamed dumplings

Add: No.17, Sec. 2, Hangzhou S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City
(台北市大安區杭州南路二段 17 號)
Website: www.thebestxiaolongbao.com

Kao Chi (高記上海料理)

Opened in 1939, now run by the third generation, this popular restaurant’s renowned pan-fried pork buns are crispy outside, tender inside. Their starring twin is the crab roe xiaolongbao, each topped with golden-yellow crab butter, the chewy, ultra-thin skins embracing a juicy filling of minced pork and crab roe.

Xiaolongbao

Add: No. 5, Yongkang St., Taipei City
(台北市永康街5號)
Tel: (02) 2341-9984
Website: www.kao-chi.com

King Mango

One of the popular mango ice shops on Yongkang Street. Twenty different ice dishes on the menu. Declaring proudly that they served ice at the Presidential Office National Day Banquet in 2015.

King Mango on Yongkang Street

Menu of King Mango

Add: No. 2-1, Lane 2, Yongkang St., Da’an Dist., Taipei City
(台北市大安區永康街2巷2之1號)
Tel: (02) 3322-6009
Website: www.kingmango.com.tw (Chinese)

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Yongkang Beef Noodle
(永康牛肉麵)
Tel: (02) 2351-1051
Add: No. 17, Ln. 31, Sec. 2, Jinshan S. Rd., Taipei City
(台北市大安區金山南路二段31巷17號)
Website: www.beefnoodle-master.com

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Liao Beef Noodles
(廖家牛肉麵)
Tel: (02) 2351-7065
Add: No. 98, Jinhua St., Taipei City
(台北市大安區金華街98號)
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/廖家牛肉麵新址/247582235366947

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Hao Gong Dao Jin Ji Yuan
(好公道金雞園)
Tel: (02) 2341-6980
Add: No. 28-1, Yongkang St., Taipei City
(台北市大安區永康街28-1號)
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/永康好公道的店金雞園/264767703576518

For more info about ice treats, read Taipei Best Ice Treats.

Video about a tofu pudding vendor near MRT Dongmen Station

At Dongmen Station you can transfer to the Xinlu-Zhonghe Line, which takes you to places such as the Gongguan Commercial Area at National Taiwan University and the always busy Xingtian Temple.

HOTEL IN THE AREA
Citizen Hotel (星辰飯店)
Located on Jinshan South Road, Citizen Hotel is a warm and welcoming place to stay, just a short walk from Yongkang Street.
More info here: 
taiwaneverything.cc/2017/05/15/citizen-hotel

Further reading on other sites
Jaysun Eats Taipei: Smoothie House 思慕昔

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