MRT Daqiaotou Station (大橋頭站)

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

Daqiaotou is the closest station to the northern end of Dihua Street, a popular old street with heritage houses and many old shops.

Shih Chia Big Rice Ball
(施家鮮肉湯圓)
Tel: (02) 2585-7655
Add: No. 58, Sec. 3, Yanping N. Rd., Taipei City (Yansan Night Market)
(台北市大同區延平北路三段58號)
Websites: www.facebook.com/pages/鮮肉湯圓/1750031901971569
www.bigriceball.com.tw

Da Qiao Tou Tube Rice Pudding
(大橋頭筒仔米糕)
Tel: (02) 2594-4685
Add: No. 41, Yanping N. Rd., Sec. 3, Taipei City (Yansan Night Market)
(台北市大同區延平北路三段41號)
Website: www.facebook.com/dqtfood/

Cabbage Rice and Pork Rib Soup
(灶頂 原汁排骨湯,高麗菜飯)
Add: No. 2, Ln. 17, Yanping N. Rd., Taipei City (Yansan Night Market)
(台北市大同區延平北路三段17巷2號)
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/高麗菜飯/342721415778643

Shi Lian Dong
(十連棟)

Located at the end of Section 1, Dihua Street, 10 Baroque-style red-brick buildings have been interconnected. Standing parallel to a modernized building an interesting old/new fusion style scene has been created. The façades of the century-old buildings, once housing businesses such as a rice mill and a sewing factory, still sport their original business plaques. The site is now home to Bloom, a cultural-creative outfit that displays/sells artworks and stages cultural-arts exhibits.

Add: No. 348 ~ 366, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
(台北市迪化街一段348-366號)

Mai Mien Yen Tsai
(賣麵炎仔/金泉小吃店)

This venerable noodles eatery is today run by the third generation. Oil noodles paired with a carefully prepared broth, decorated with crispy boiled bean sprouts and chives, constitute the signature qiezai noodles, each aromatic bowlful containing 80 years of tradition. The tasty old-time side dishes are also very popular – soy-braised pork, “white chop” (cold poached) chicken, squid, etc.

Oil-noodle soup

Mai Mien Yen Tsai
(賣麵炎仔/金泉小吃店)
Tel: (02) 2557-7087
Add: No. 106, Anxi St., Taipei City
(台北市大同區安西街106號)
Website: www.facebook.com/noodleyeh/

Cisheng Temple (慈聖宮)

The street before Cisheng Temple, a temple dedicated to Mazu, seems filled up with food vendors. Perhaps best loved of the many foodie favorites here are the pork-rib soup, salty-meat congee, soy-braised meats, “four spirits” soup, “A-zi’s Smoked Shark,” “Xu’s Pork Knuckle Thin Noodles,” “Biao’s Squid,” “A-Fa’s Seafood ‘Buddha Jumps Over the Wall,’” and “A-Wan’s Mitten Crab.” Food-loving travelers come from far and wide to sample the terrific tastes.

Location: No. 17, Ln. 49, Bao’an St., Datong Dist. Taipei City
(台北市大同區保安街49巷17號)

Lin’s Wagashi Confectionery
(滋養製菓)

Lin’s Wagashi Confectionery specializes in Japanese-style treats called wagashi. Its signature treats are dorayaki, monaka (glutinous-rice cake skin with bean-paste filling), and seasonal limited-availability strawberry daifuku.

Add: No. 247, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
(台北市迪化街一段247號)
Tel: (02) 2553-9553
Website: wagashi.com.tw

Ho Hsing 1947
(合興壹玖肆柒)

Family-run Ho Hsing 1947, founded in 1947, makes old-style Chinese steamed cakes. The third generation established the family’s new Dadaocheng shop, introducing chic minimalist packaging and other modern elements to its traditional rice-based treats, improving while preserving delicious old-time tastes.

Ho Hsing 1947

Add: No. 223, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City (closed on Monday)
(台北市迪化街一段223號)
Tel: (02) 2557-8060

museum207 (207博物館)

At museum207, housed in what was originally a pharmacy built in 1962, the exhibits showcase the Taiwan of the past, such as the widespread use of terrazzo flooring and the complex art of Taiwanese gift-giving, with items ranging from lucky red envelopes to mirrors adorned with auspicious messages on display.

Exhibition inside the museum

Add: No. 207, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Datong Dist., Taipei City
(台北市大同區迪化街一段207號)
Tel: (02) 2557-3680
Website: www.museum207.org

Twine (繭裹子)

Promotes eco-friendliness and fair trade, selling products such as handmade clothing, backpacks, decorations, and lovable small animal-shaped items made with vegetable dyes, organic cotton, recycled glass and metal, etc.

Entrance of Twine
Inside Twine

Add: 195, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
(台北市大同區迪化街一段195號)
Tel: (02) 2557-8690
Website: www.facebook.com/pg/twinestudio/

Lin Feng Yi Shop
(林豐益商行)

The Lin Feng Yi Shop, opened in 1906, is bursting with traditional handmade bamboo products. There’s also chopping boards, bamboo steamers, cooking utensils, etc., creating rich old-time flavors

Lin Feng Yi Shop

Add: No. 214, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
(台北市迪化街1段214號)
Tel: (02) 2557-8734

Gao Jian Bucket Shop (高建桶店)

At the Gao Jian Bucket Shop, in business for 60-plus years, bamboo-woven appliances hang in the doorway. There’s also various wooden barrels piled neatly, plus bamboo containers, wood-made items, and other miscellaneous goods, all sold at friendly prices.

Gao Jian Bucket Shop

Add: No. 204, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
(台北市迪化街1段204號)
Tel: (02) 2557-3604

MOGU (蘑菇)

In the spirit of “making everything from scratch,” designs unique-style canvas bags, natural-dye clothing, paper-crafted products, and other daily-use goods.

Entrance of MOGU
MOGU clothing

Add: 187, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
(台北市大同區迪化街一段187號)
Tel: (02) 2557-0155
Website: www.mogu.com.tw

Simple Pleasure (簡單喜悅)

Focused on the simple pleasures of good living, recapturing the warm feelings of things made by hand, through the design of elegant, refined clothing, scarves, handmade soaps, etc., that people find irresistible.

Entrance of Simple Pleasure
Products of Simple Pleasure

Add: 184, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
( 台北市大同區迪化街一段184號 )
Tel: (02) 2552-8611 (closed on Sundays)
Website: www.facebook.com/SP.Taiwan/

Zhumu Zaoka Shop (竹木造咖)

The 150-year-old Zhumu Zaoka Shop resembles an old-time mom-and-pop sundries shop, filled with retro Taiwanese-style shopping bags, bamboo-woven bags, kitchen items, primarily bamboo or wood, such as steamers, and even bamboo-woven toys. The mixing of old-style goods with new cultural-creativity attracts many treasure-hunting tourists.

Zhumu Zaoka Shop

Add: No. 161, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
(台北市迪化街一段161號)
Tel: (02) 2553-0482

Sin Hong Choon Tea Shop (新芳春行)

Learn about Dadaocheng’s prowess in the tea trade at the Sin Hong Choon Tea Shop, a shop-cum-museum. Its home is a 1934-built building that was originally home to the community’s largest tea-processing workshop. The museum presents the tea trade of yesteryear, antique tea-processing machines, and the original owner-family’s living quarters.

Learn about Dadaocheng’s prowess in the tea trade at the Sin Hong Choon Tea Shop, a shop-cum-museum. Its home is a 1934-built building that was originally home to the community’s largest tea-processing workshop. The museum presents the tea trade of yesteryear, antique tea-processing machines, and the original owner-family’s living quarters.

Sin Hong Choon Tea Shop

Add: No. 309, Minsheng W. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City
(台北市大同區民生西路309號)
Tel: 0923-613-316
Website: goo.gl/2i6Xaih

URS127 Art Factory
(URS127玩藝工場)

Located in a heritage red-brick Western-style mansion, this art space fosters the interaction between traditional Dadaocheng industries and international interchange. The first-floor front room has books and magazines on art and design for free reading by visitors. Pass by the open-sky inner courtyard to enjoy the old building’s lovely architecture. The first-floor rear hall and second floor are used for cultural-arts exhibits, and there are also DIY workshops.

Add: 127, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
(台北市大同區迪化街一段127號)
Tel: (02) 2550-6775 ext. 2003 (closed on Mondays)
Website: www.facebook.com/urs127artfactory/

Hakka Blue (台客藍)
(inside ArtYard/民藝埕)

Crafts myriad creative ceramic products decorated with Taiwan, and specifically Hakka, cultural imagery. Examples include spice jars shaped like Chinese dumplings and ceramic jars with tung tree blossom as design inspiration.

Hakka Blue
Hakka Blue products

Add: No. 67, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
(台北市大同區迪化街一段67號)
Tel: (02) 2552-1338
Website: click here (it’s in Chinese only)

Xia Er Zui
(呷二嘴)

A heritage shop opened 60-plus years ago, famed for mitaimu (thick rice noodles), Xia Er Zui sells ice treats in summer and hot foods in winter. In summer choose your own toppings for the shaved-ice mitaimu, and in winter try such delicacies as curry mitaimu, mitaimu with soybean paste, and rice cakes are available.

Add: No. 34, Ganzhou St., Taipei City
(台北市甘州街34號)
Tel: (02) 2557-0780

Taipei Bike Tours is located close to MRT Daqiaotou Station

Also read: DADAOCHENG, a Fascinating Neighborhood in Taipei

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