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5 star restaurants in Taiwan don't wash vegetables before cooking/eating, not to mention avg. restaurants!?  ●The best-known expert in toxic study: Minimize the times of dining out to protect your health !


         Taiwan restaurants

behind Australia, Singapore, Japan, Thai., China, India, Korea


news / DailyMail (UK), 2023-4-28:  Young Australian student on his dream overseas exchange program is fighting for his life in Taiwan after eating street food laced with rat poison.  He had been misdiagnosed in Taiwan with an immune disorder.  Alex is at the Taipei Medical University Hospital ...The medical services in Taiwan don't currently have the right treatments or drugs to stabilise his condition, Alex's condition has grown worse and he needs to be flown to the Royal Prince Albert Hospital in Sydney via a specialised medical flight retrieval service

 New York Times, 2023-3-16:  Because of gentrification and noise complaints, many of Taipei's night markets aren't as robust as they were decades ago. Ningxia Night Market is a distinguished exception, ... many of the food stalls here...
 New York Times,
2022-8-18: Taiwanese cuisine — layered, distinct, multiethnic ...has been shaped by many cultural forces, including the island's Indigenous tribes,  long-established groups of Fujianese and Hakka people; Japanese ;  Chinese immigrants in 1949+...


According to CNN (2023-3-28), and 2023's “Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, Taiwan ranks No. 9 among Asia's countries, Taipei ranks No. 17 among Asia's cities, Taipei's Mume restaurant ranks No. 45 in top 50 restaurants, the number of Taiwan's restaurants entering top 50 is the least in recent 10 years.  Taipei's Logy ranks No. 57, but its chef is a Japanese.  Tapei's Adachi Sushi ranks No. 87, Kaohsiung's Liberte ranks No. 96.

 Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2023


countries with the most wins

 number of restaurants selected rank

cities with the most wins

number of restaurants selected
1 China   (Hong Kong 5, Shanghai 2, ShenZhen 1, Macau 2, Beijing 1) 11 1

Bangkok (Thailand )

2 Japan    (Tokyo 7,  Osaka 1, Wakayama 1, Kyoto 1) 10 2


3 Thailand  (Bangkok 9) 9 3 Tokyo (Japan) 7
4 Singapore 7 4 Hong Kong (China) 5
5 S. Korea 4 5 Seoul (S. Korea) 4
6 India 3 6 Shanghai (China) 2
7 Philippines 2 7 Macau (China) 2
8 Vietnam 1 8 Manila (Philippines) 2
9 Taiwan 1 9 Osaka (Japan) 1
No.1 Le Du (Thai.), No.2 Sezanne (Japan), No.3 Nusara (Thai.), 4. Den (Japan), 5 Gaggan Anans (Thai.)...No. 45 Mume (Taiwan Taipei)


Bangkok has long been considered a world capital when it comes to street food. But these days, its fine dining scene is proving to be just as alluring.  Though most of the winners on the list are fine dining restaurants, one street food eatery managed to break through the pack – Bangkok’s Michelin-starred Raan Jay Fai

10 Wakayama (Japan) 1
11 Mumbai (India) 1
12 New Delhi (India) 1
13 Chennai (India) 1
14 ShenZhen (China) 1
15 Kyoto (Japan) 1
16 Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) 1
17 Taipei (Taiwan) 1
18 Beijing (Chn) 1


New York Times, 2022-6-28: Taiwanese Fried Chicken Meets the Moment / As crispy chicken soars in popularity, Taiwanese American chefs are reimagining the street-food classic.

 New Yorker, 2022-8-29: shared a few theories for why Taiwanese food skews sweet: the influence of Shanghainese arrivals in the nineteen-fifties, after the Chinese Civil War; the use of sugar, once a limited commodity, as a way to broadcast wealth.


Michelin 2022 - starred restaurants in Taipei, TaiChung, Kaohsiung

three-star restaurant Cantonese restaurant Le Palais in Taipei
two-star restaurants Taipei city /  L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Logy, RAW, Shoun Ryugin, Taïrroir, and The Guest House
Tai-Chung city / JL Studio
one-star restaurants Taipei city /  Danny's Steakhouse, De Nuit, Fujin Tree Taiwanese Cuisine & Champagne (Songshan), Golden Formosa, Impromptu by Paul Lee, Ken Anhe, Kitcho and Longtail, Ming Fu, Mipon, Molino de Urdaniz, Mountain and Sea House, Mudan, Sushi Akira, Sushi Nomura, Sushi Ryu, T+T, Tien Hsiang Lo, and Ya Ge
Tai-Chung city / Fleur de Sel, Forchetta, Oretachi No Nikuya, and Sur-
Kaohsiung / LibertéSho承
 China Times - Want Weekly, No.185: To emergently save dying tourism, Taiwan government spent NT90,000,000 (USD3 millions) to have <Michelin Guide> in Taiwan since 2018. 


2022  Michelin stars comparisons
among Asian countries

 Michelin cities

number of 3 stars

num. of 2 stars

number of 1 star

total num.

Tokyo (Japan) 12 41 150 203
Hong Kong 7 12 52 71
Kyoto (Japan) 6 19 83 108
Osaka (Japan) 3 11 82 96
Singapore 3 7 41 51
Macau 3 5 7 15
Seoul (Korea) 2 7 24 33
Shanghai (China) 2 8 37 47
Taipei (Taiwan) 1 6 24 31
TaiChung City (Taiwan) 0 1 4 5
Kaohsiung (Taiwan) 0 0 2 2
TaiNan City(Taiwan) 0 0 0 0


Taipei Times, 2022-9-10,  Liberty Times (Taiwan), 2022-8-30, editorial :  This year’s Bib Gourmand list for Taiwan includes more than 20 types of cuisine. With Taiwanese cuisine accounting for as high as 30 percent of the total ...
Taiwan's cuisine / 
Indigenous diets are characterized by taro, yam, millet, wild vegetables and herbs, wild boar and seafood. Early Han Chinese immigrants, predominantly from Fujian and Guangdong provinces, introduced their traditional foods to Taiwan, adding a range of new delicacies to the national cuisine. The Japanese colonial era brought a smorgasbord of new flavors and textures to Taiwan, including sashimi, oden (various ingredients simmered in a soy-flavored dashi broth) and boxed meals containing steamed rice and side dishes. At the end of the Chinese Civil War, 2 million Han Chinese arrived on Taiwan’s doorstep and brought with them the eating customs and cuisines of northern and southern China


Nikkei Asia (Japan), 2022-5-6Costs, COVID and labor crunch hit Taiwan's restaurant industry'Good old days have passed' for dining sector as customer behavior changes.

New York Times, 2022-5-9:  Restaurants, bars and gyms that were once packed are now noticeably quieter...fear of outbreaks is not uncommon


New York Times, 2022-1-19Many of Taiwan's residents are now proud of their island's culinary offerings, whether it is the classic beef noodle soup — a mix of mainland influences unique to Taiwan — or bubble milk tea, a modern invention. 
Seattle Times, 2021-8-14:  In Taiwan, big data turns pig’s blood and century eggs into hot pizza toppings  /    In 2019, Domino’s Pizza created the boba — a pizza served with sweet tapioca pearls as an homage to the popular bubble milk tea.  ... ramen and spicy hot pot pizza. It even made a pizza topped with durian — a thorny fruit ... The latest invention — featuring a street delicacy made of sticky rice and pig’s blood, and preserved eggs — broke Pizza Hut’s previous sales record set by the durian pizza.     “Every now and then, Taiwanese will go crazy over a new popular, well-talked about food” . “Taste does not seem to be their top priority.”


EATER / The world's best 50 restaurants in 2022
Taiwan failed

country total number of winnings ranks
Japan 4 No.20  Den (Tokyo), No.30 Florilege (Tokyo),
No. 41.  La Cime (osaka), No. 45  Narisawa (Tokyo)
Hong Kong 1 No. 24.  The Chairman (HK)
Singapore 1 No. 36.  Odette (Singapore)
Thailand 1 No. 39   Sorn (Bangkok)

CNN Travel / World's best restaurants for 2022 revealed

country total number of winnings ranks
Japan 4 No.20  Den (Tokyo), No.30 Florilege (Tokyo),
No. 41.  La Cime (osaka), No. 45  Narisawa (Tokyo)
Hong Kong 1 No. 24.  The Chairman (HK)
Singapore 1 No. 36.  Odette (Singapore)
Thailand 1 No. 39   Sorn (Bangkok)


Asia's 50 Best restaurants 2022
Taiwan ranks No. 9 in Asia

country total number of winnings ranks
Japan 11 No.1, 3, 6, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 36, 42, 43
Thailand 9 No. 2, 4, 7, 10, 25, 29, 31, 33, 46
Hong Kong 6 No. 5,  9,  24, 32,  34,  48
Singapore 7 No. 8, 20, 23, 37, 40, 41, 44
China 4 12, 19, 28, 39
S. Korea 5 16, 18, 26, 27, 30
India 3 21, 22, 49
Sri Lanka 1 35,
Taiwan 2 38, 45
Macau 1 47
Malaysia 1 50
No.1  Den (Tokyo), No.2 Sorn (Bangkok), No.3 Florilege (Tokyo), 4. Le Du (Bangkok), 5. The Chairman (HK), 6.  La Cime (osaka), 7. Suhring (Bangkok), 8. Odette (Singapore), 9. Neighborhood (HK), 10. Nusara (Bangkok)


Economist  /    Global Food Security Index 2022
Taiwan is not included

world rank country Overall Score Affordability Availability Quality & safety Sustainability & Adaptation
6 Japan 79.5 89.8 81.2 77.4 66.1
14 NZ 77.8 91.6 67.7 73.1 75.1
22 Australia 75.4 93.3 61.1 84 58.8
23 UAE 75.2 86.7 73.8 81.3 55.2
25 China 74.2 86.4 79.2 72.0 54.5
28 Singapore 73.1 93.2 77.8 69.7 44.3
30 Qatar 72.4 88.6 72.9 71.7 51.0
39 S Korea 70.2 76.8 71.5 71.5 58.5
41 Malaysia 69.9 87.0 59.5 74.7 53.7
46 Vietnam 67.9 84.0 60.7 70.2 52.2
63 Indonesia 60.2 81.4 50.9 56.2 46.3
64 Thailand 60.1 83.7 52.9 45.3 51.6


2021  Michelin stars comparisons among Asian countries

 Michelin cities

number of 3 stars

num. of 2 stars

number of 1 star

total num.

Tokyo (Japan) 12 42 158 212
Hong Kong 10 18 59 87
Kyoto (Japan) 7 19 84 110
Osaka (Japan) 3 12 81 96
Singapore 3 5 41 49
Seoul (Korea) 2 7 34 43
Shanghai (China) 1 10 32 43
Taipei (Taiwan) 1 7 21 29


Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2021,   2021-3-25


 top 10 restaurants :  No. 1.  The Chairman, HK, China   2. Odette, Singapore  3. Den, Japan  4. Le Du, Thailand  5. Gaggan A. , Thailand 6. Suhring, Thailand   7.  Florilege , Japan   8. La Cime, Japan   9.  Narisawa, Japan   10. Mingles, S. Korea

  number of top 40
in each Asian country:

 China  9,    Japan  9,    Singapore  6,   Thailand  5,   Taiwan 4,   S.  Korea 3,   India 2


●  China Times, editorial, 2021-4-25: Taiwan has imported pork and pig offal in total 1800 ton from the US since Jan. 2021,  however, in all the markets, there's no any pork and pig offal marked "containing controversial Ractopamine" or even "imported from USA".  Another mysterious thing is Agriculture government (Council of Agriculture) says 70% of them were already used for meat processing, but Health government (Ministry Health & welfare) says 70% of them were still in the refrigerating chamber.  ●  Apple Daily editorial, 1-5-2021:  chaos !  Taiwanese people lost confidence in gov. pork control strategy.  famous shop "Formosa Chang" was questioned too.  AP, Nov 23, 2020: Taiwanese business may not be ethical ... mix the U.S. pork ( Ractopamine pork banned by 150+ countries ) with Taiwan pork.   Scientific Reports Journal, Food Navigator Asia, 2-9-2021: Fish fraud findings: Almost 20% of fish in Taiwan found to be mislabelled - study.  Nature,  12-15-2020: The rates and consequences of seafood substitution frauds in Taiwan were elusive.  Snapper, cod and surimi products are particularly vulnerable to fraudulent substitutions. The high abundance of Pseudomonas in tilapia sashimi mislabeled as snapper unveils a potential health issue pertaining to the consumption of raw mislabeled seafood.  modern seafood products often appear in the form of fish pieces, filets or even ready-to-eat meals instead of whole fishes. The food processing technologies can also change the original color and luster of the meat.  United Daily (Economy Daily News, Taiwan) , editorial, 1-17-2021: Taiwan imported US beef (aged 30+ months), US pig offal and pork with controversial Ractopamine since Jan. 2021, it's not safe enough for customers because (1) A new branding initiative (Taiwan pork logo) that helps customers distinguish whether shops and restaurants are using predominantly local or imported pork was officially launched, however, it's very easy for businessmen to have that logo (2) Marking "US pork" in restaurants and shops is not arbitrary for political factor. CTV, 1-12-2021: 18 star-rated tourist hotel restaurants were found to be irregular/illegal in expired ingredients or other food-safety issues, including many 5 star hotels e.g., Ambassador Hotel, Regent Taipei's 晶泉丰旅、日月行館 ( 83% of Taiwan's Michelin 2~3 star restaurants, and 33% of Taiwan's Michelin star restaurants, failed to pass sanitary/health inspection (kitchen things/equipment not clean, food materials on the floor, without staffs' health examination proof ) , but they passed second round inspection, such as 3 star restaurant Le Palais, 2 star restaurants RAW、態芮-Tairroir、祥雲龍吟( RyuGin Taipei )、 鮨天本(Sushi Amamoto).   ref. to Liberty Times, 3-30-2020, Apple Daily 3-31-2020 Financial Times, 8-28-2020: Taiwan eventually eases restrictions on US pork and beef imports.  Must bear in mind you may eat beef and pork with controversial Ractopamine from 2021 on, because the cost of local meat is much more expensive.   Yahoo News, 12-16-2020: Singapore’s hawker culture was officially approved  (Dec.16, 2020) to be inscribed into UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.  But Taiwan's night market hawker culture was not selected   Chang Gung Mem. Hospital Toxicology expert professor   Yen Tzung-Hai M.D. (顏宗海, Doctor, Univ. of London ): Minimize the times of dining out to protect your health ! ( ref. to book <食品不安全的年代如何自保>("how to survive in this bad food-security time", April '16)) 

2020's Michelin Guide Taipei & TaiChung was released in August 2020,  Taiwanese cuisine was not valued high, last year's 1 starred Taiwanese cuisine restaurant "Tainan Tai Tsu Mien Seafood"

 (台南擔仔麵)  was kicked out of starred list, and there's no any new-entry Taiwanese cuisine restaurant.


Michelin Taipei  was released at 4-10-2019, Taiwanese cuisine was not valued very high, only 4 restaurants won 1 star each,   3 starred chefs are from Hong Kong (Canton) and Macau.    The total number of stars and starred restaurants of Taiwan are much less than those of Shanghai, HK, Macao, and Singapore, in both 2019 and 2018.    Furthermore, unlike those in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Taiwan's night-market, street food failed to won any Michelin star.   Even Michelin 3 star winner Le Palais was found snacks containing Hydrogen peroxide (過氧化氫) and Benzoic acid (苯甲酸),  besides, many tourism hotels / 5 star hotels were found food hygiene not up to standard, e.g.,  5 star hotels used expired no-good ingredients, such as HsinChu and Taipei's Ambassador Hotel,  The Grand Hotel, Regent Formosa, and so on, reported by CTV evening news, BCC , LTN (12-19-2019)  United Daily 1-20-2020:  Taipei mayor Ko: Our night markets and markets are too dirty !   Liberty Times (自由時報) 1-6-2019 :  Taipei City Hall's "Model Night Markets" project, aims at " Japanese tourists are willing to sit down to eat "however, quite many stalls opposed, in that elevating the hygienic level and class increases their running costs...  WEF <Travel and tourism competitiveness report> of 2019 shows Taiwan had the sub-region's largest decline in competitiveness,  Taiwan ranks 10th in Asia, Taiwan's prioritization of travel & tourism ranks world No.75.  travel & tourism of Taiwan !!


2021  Michelin stars comparisons among Asian countries

 Michelin cities

number of 3 stars

number of 2 stars

number of 1 star

total num.
Tokyo (Japan) 12 42 158 212
Hong Kong 10 18 59 87
Kyoto (Japan) 7 19 84 110
Osaka (Japan) 3 12 81 96
Seoul (Korea) 2 7 23 32
Singapore Sept - - -
Shanghai (China) 1 10 32 43
Taipei (Taiwan) 1 7 21 29



Michelin Star restaurants in Taipei, Aug. 2021

Michelin three stars

Le Palais (頤宮)


Michelin two stars

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (侯布雄); Logy; Raw; Shoun Ryugin (祥雲龍吟); Sushi Amamoto (鮨天本); Taïrroir;  The Guest House (請客樓)

Michelin one star

A Cut
Danny's Steakhouse (教父牛排)
Da-Wan (大腕)
De Nuit
Fujin Tree Taiwanese Cuisine & Champagne (Songshan) (富錦樹台菜香檳)(松山)
Golden Formosa (金蓬萊遵古台菜餐廳)
Impromptu by Paul Lee
Ken Anhe (謙安和)
Kitcho (吉兆割烹壽司)
Ming Fu (明福台菜海鮮)
Mipon (米香)
Molino de Urdániz (渥達尼斯磨坊)
Mountain and Sea House (山海樓)
Mudan (牡丹)
Sushi Akira (明壽司)
Sushi Nomura (鮨野村)
Sushi Ryu (鮨隆)
Tien Hsiang Lo (天香樓)
Ya Ge (雅閣)




pic.: In World's Best Restaurants list, In Asia area, Australia, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand, China, Korea are winners , Taiwan was not selected.



pic.: In Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, Singapore, China, Japan, Thailand are big winners 



pic. above: Taiwan's restaurants were loser or behind in EATER's "world best restaurants awards",  CNN "world's best new restaurants" and Economists EIU "Global Food Security Index".



   Michelin Stars (2020) comparison among Asian cities

Michelin Guide cities

number of starred restaurants

number of 3-stars restaurants

number of 2 stars

1 star

Tokyo 226 11 48 167
Hong Kong,
85 10 19 56
Kyoto 100 8 21 77
Osaka 111 3 16 79
Seoul 31 2 7 22
Singapore (新加坡) 44 2 5 37
Taipei  (台北) 26 1 6 19
Shanghai (上海) 23 1 2 20



   Michelin Stars (2019) comparison among Chinese-world cities

Michelin Guide cities

total number of stars

number of starred restaurants

number of 3 star restaurants

number of 2 star

1 star

Hong Kong,
119 82 10 (HK 7,  Macau 3) 17 (HK 12, Macau 5) 55
Singapore (新加坡) Jul.'18 44 38 0 5 34
Shanghai (上海) sept.'18 44 34 1 8 25
Taipei  (台北) april '19 31 24 1 5 18



    Michelin Guide Taipei - behind the story

pic.: China Times - Want Weekly, No.185: To emergently
save Taiwan's dying tourism, Taiwan government
 spent NT90,000,000 (USD3 millions) to
have <Michelin Guide> in Taipei Taiwan.  




2020's Michelin Star restaurants in Taipei, Tai-chung,
star Restaurants cuisine phone address
3 star 頤宮(君品酒店 Palais de Chin Hotel Cantonese(粵式) 02-21819950
17th fl., No.3, Sec. 1, Chengde Rd. Taipei (台北市大同區承德路一段3號17樓 )
2 star RAW Creative Taiwanese cuisine (創意台菜) 02-85015800 No. 301, Lequn 3rd Rd., Taipei (台北市中山區樂群三路301號1樓)
祥雲龍吟 RyuGin Taipei Restaurant Japanese(日式) 02-85015808 5th fl.,  No. 301, Lequn 3rd Rd., Taipei(台北市中山區樂群三路301號5樓)
鮨天本  sushi Amamoto Japanese(日式) 02-27751239 No. 371, Sec. 4, RenAi Rd., Taipei (台北市大安區仁愛路四段371號)
態芮 Tairroir French-Taiwanese (台式法菜) 02-85015500 6th fl., No. 299, Lequn 3rd Rd., Taipei  (台北市中山區樂群三路299號6樓)
請客樓 The Guest House Chinese(中式) 02-23211818 17th fl., No. 12, Sec. 1, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei  (台北市中正區忠孝東路一段12號17樓)
★JL Studio  (new entry) Asian cuisine (亞洲料理) 04-23803570 2nd Fl., 689, Sec. 4,  Yifeng rd.  Nantun Dist. TaiChung City (台中市南屯區益豐路四段689號2樓)
★logy (new star) Asian cuisine (亞洲料理) 02-27000509 No.6, Ln. 109, Sec. 1, Anhe Rd., Taipei City  (台北市大安區安和路一段109巷6號)
1 star 教父牛排 Danny's SteakHouse Western (西式) 02-85011838 58,  Lequn 3rd Rd., Taipei  (台北市中山區樂群三路58號)
大腕 Da-Wan  BBQ (燒肉) 02 27110179 22, Ln. 177, Sec. 1, Dun-Hua S. Rd., Taipei   (台北市大安區敦化南路一段177巷22號)
金蓬萊遵古台菜餐廳 Golden Formosa Taiwanese cuisine (台式) 02 28711517 101, Tianmu E. Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei (台北市士林區天母東路101號
IMPROMPTU BY PAUL LEE Western (西式) 02-25212518 B1, 3, Ln.39,  Zhong-Shan N. Rd., Taipei (台北市中山北路二段39巷3號B1)
謙安和 Ken Anho Japanese(日式) 02-27008128 4, Ln. 127, Sec. 1, Anhe Rd, Taipei  (台北市大安區安和路一段127巷4號)
吉兆割烹壽司sushi   Kitcho    Japanese sushi (日式) 02 27711020  48, Ln. 181, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei (台北市大安區忠孝東路四段181巷48號)
侯布雄法式餐廳 L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon French (法式) 02-87292628 Fl. 5, 28, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei (台北市信義區松仁路28號5樓)
Long tail Contempory(當代料理) 02-27326616  174, Sec.2, Dun-Hua S. Rd., Taipei (台北市大安區敦化南路二段174號)
明福台菜海鮮 Mingfu Taiwan seafood Taiwanese cuisine (台式) 02-25629287 18-1, Ln. 137, Sec. 2, Zhong-Shan N. Rd., Taipei (台北市中山區中山北路二段137巷18-1號)

Mountain and Sea House

Taiwanese cuisine (台式) 02-23513345 94, Sec. 2,  RenAi Rd., Taipei (台北市中正區仁愛路二段94號)
MUME Euro.(歐式) 02-27000901 28,  Siwei Rd., Taipei (台北市大安區四維路28號)
鮨隆 sushi Ryu Japanese(日式) 02-25818380 60-5, Sec. 2, Shin-Sen N. Rd., Taipei (台北市中山區新生北路二段60-5號)
鮨野村 Sushi Nomura Japanese sushi (日式) 02- 2707 7518  4, alley 19, Ln.300, Sec.4, RenAi Rd. (北市大安區仁愛路四段300巷19弄4號)

1 star

大三元酒樓 3 Coins HK Cantonese(港式) 02-23817180

46,Hengyang Rd., Taipei (台北市中正區衡陽路46號)

天香樓(landis hotels resorts 亞都麗緻飯店) Chinese (杭州菜) 02-25971234

B1, 41, Sec. 2, Minquan E. Rd., Taipei  (台北市中山區民權東路二段41號B1)

雅閣(Ya Ge 東方文華酒店) Cantonese(粵式) 02-27156788

Fl. 3, 158, Dun-Hua N. Rd., Taipei (台北市松山區敦化北路158號3樓)

★A Cut(台北國賓大飯店) (new entry) steak (牛排) 02-25710389

63,  Zhongshan N. Rd., Taipei  (台北市中山區中山北路二段63號)

★鹽之華 (new entry) French (法式) 04-22520991

581-1, Shizheng Rd., Tai-Chung City (台中市西屯區市政路581-1號)

★Forchetta (new entry) Western (西式) 04-22558111

Fl. 2, 36, Huizhong 7th St., Xitun Dist., Tai-Chung City (台中市西屯區惠中七街36號2樓)

★渥達尼斯磨坊 (new entry) Western (西式) 02-25006832

GF, No. 61, Sec. 1, Chien-Kuo N. Rd. , Taipei (台北市中山區建國北路1段61號GF)

★俺達的肉屋 (new entry) 燒肉 04-23250588

192-1, Gongyi Rd., West Dist., Tai-Chung City (中市西區公益路192-1號)

sushi Akira 明壽司 (new entry) Japanese sushi (日式) 02-25961069

6-3, Ln. 25, Shuangcheng St., Taipei City (台北市中山區雙城街25巷6之3號)




2020 New Entry    Michelin bib gourmand


In TaiPei , 7 out of 54 selected restaurants are new-entry ones (台北的54間入選必比登推介的店家中,有7間新入榜的餐廳。)
TAJ  (「泰姬」) No.1, Ln. 48, Civic Blvd   (台北市市民大道四段48巷1號 ) whose chefs have been specially recruited to Taiwan from India and use spices carefully sourced from their country. Not just its cuisine, but its decor and the music are full of exotic flavor. 料理 裝潢 音樂都充滿濃厚異國風情,香料與廚師,也都來自印度
Yi Jia Zi (一甲子餐飲) 79, Kon-Din Rd.,  Wanhua  (萬華區康定路79號) Set next to the Qingshui temple in Wanhua district, Yijiazi is renowned for its authentic Tainan flavours and dishes served by its third-generation owners, such as the stewed pork belly, pork blood curd soup with shacha sauce and Madou rice cake. Also located in Wanhua,  廟旁的餐店以純正台南風味聞名 : 肥瘦均勻的焢肉飯、豬血糕湯、麻豆碗粿等
Chang Hung Noodles (昶鴻麵點)  in the Huaxi Street Night Market  (華西街夜市)  has built a loyal following for more than half a century for their "Chrysanthemum Pork Noodles" made with pork cheeks and side dishes including boiled chicken and pork tails.  豬頰肉做成的「菊花肉麵」與小菜白斬雞、豬尾巴等,聞名半世紀。
Yuan Fang Guabao (源芳刈包)  in the Huaxi Street Night Market  (華西街夜市)  has been selling buns stuffed with marinated pork belly, pickles and ground peanuts for over 60 years.特製刈包皮搭上多汁軟嫩的滷五花肉、醃黃瓜、在地花生,經營超過60年。
阿國切仔麵」  Jinxi Street 3 establishments are former Bib Gourmand venues that have moved to new locations, namely A Kuo Noodles , Chen Tung Pork Ribs Medicinal Herbs Soup  , and Wu Wang Tsai Chi (previously named Sung Ching Taiwanese Burrito) Their re-selection for the Bib Gourmand list by MICHELIN’s inspectors is an affirmation of their continued high standards. 曾獲Bib Gourmand肯定的三店搬遷到新地點依舊獲得評審青睞
陳董藥燉排骨 Raohe Night Market (饒河夜市)
「吾旺再季」 at the Nanjichang Night Market.  (南機場夜市)
In Tai-Chung City, 10 out of 21 Bib Gourmand restaurants sell Taiwanese cuisine (21間當中就有10間是台灣菜入選)
Chin Chih Yuan; or  Fanji Jin Zhi Yuan (范記金之園  ) No.91, GuangFu Rd. (台中東區)  draws in lunchtime queues for its steamed local rice and deep-fried pork ribs 草袋飯精選臺灣米配雪裡紅乾,炸排骨很受歡迎。
Dong Shan Zhan (東山棧) 380, Sec.1, Dongshan Rd., Beitun Dist. (北屯區東山路一段380號)  offers claypot-roasted chicken grilled over longan wood for an hour; and diners go to self-service stall以龍眼木1小時燻烤黑羽土雞製成的甕缸雞, 晚餐自ˋ助檯
Fu Din Wang (Central), (富鼎旺,中區) Taichung Dongxing Store,  TEL: 04-24713355.  for its gelatinous pork trotter, hock and leg that are braised in a flavorful marinade. Another pork trotter specialist 小火慢煮滷豬腳、腿扣、腿節,口感軟滑
Fu Juang Yuan (富狀元豬腳) 203, Sec. 1, Mei-Chuan Rd., Tel:04-23013588 (台中市美村路一段203號)  in the Western district was praised by MICHELIN inspectors for the “liquid gold” — a broth of soy, rock sugar, chilli and shallot — they gently simmer the trotters in all day.以特調比例之紅蔥、辣椒、冰糖與醬油,將白毛豬肉滷至呈琥珀色澤
Fu Kuei Ting (富貴亭) 04- 22273001 In the Central district, a 60-year-old restaurant holds many fond memories for many Taichung residents and their signature goose noodle soup and smoked goose often sells out every morning. 超過一甲子的老店,燻鵝和當歸鵝肉麵線, 每早銷售一空
Orient Dragon (東方龍) 271, Sec. 2, Gongyi Rd., Tel: 04-22523366  (南屯區公益路二段271號) offers Taiwanese home-style cooking, with a few creative Sichuan dishes. For tastes of a bygone era臺灣家常菜搭配一些創新川菜
Peng Cheng Tang (彭城堂)  377, Yichang Rd., Taiping Dist. (台中市太平區宜昌路377號)  is a time capsule, serving comfort food that is as warm and familiar as its decor 古早味的封肉刈包、豬油拌飯、剉冰等,與它的佈置一樣,讓人回味起昔日舊時光。
San Hsi Shih Tang (三喜食堂)   140, Yongchun E. Rd., Nantun Dist. (台中市南屯區永春東路140號) the owner-chef offers personalised service in a tranquil private house. 民宅主人提供各種私房臺菜、海鮮料理。
Shin Yuan (馨苑)  106, Ming-Sen N. Rd. (西區民生北路106號) For a lighter option, it specializes in healthy Taiwanese cooking in small portions and an array of quality teas.份量小巧、少油少鹽的健康臺灣小吃,以大甲芋頭與椰奶共同燉煮的芋奶鮮嫩雞骨球、花枝&雞肉丸等, 以及品質不錯的茶
 Wen Tao (溫叨) 台中市北屯區太原路3段191號Taiyuan Rd 電話:04-22311699 Zhongzheng District 台中北屯古厝

Wen Tao, set in a 1950s courtyard house in the Beitun district, serves Taiwanese cuisine that will transport guests to grandma’s countryside home.能在院子或1950s老祖母的屋裡享用古早味的台灣料理,



●   street food :  Michelin Guide Taipei Plate, Bib Gourmand   , 8-24-2020


33 new-winning street food, Michelin 2020


name  signature food address title
Da Qiao Tou Tube Rice Pudding The steamed sticky rice is chewy but never mushy. Choose lean or fatty pork and drizzle with homemade sauce. 41, Section 3, Yanping North Road, Taipei  延北3段41 Bib Gourmand
Liu Yu Zi  (一甲子餐飲) Plain taro balls boast creamy mashed taro; those with salted egg yolk and pork floss have extra flavour.  Ningxia Road, Taipei, 110, Taiwan 寧夏路  Bib Gourmand
Fang Chia Shredded Chicken on the Rice方家雞肉飯 The chicken rice is irresistibly aromatic while the tofu in a spiced marinade is velvety beyond imagination.   香噴軟嫩; warm your stomach & heart; 淋醬的豆腐口感綿密
  • 44-2 Ningxia Road, Taipei, 110, Taiwan   寧夏路 44-2


Bib Gourmand
Yuan Huan Pien Oyster Egg Omelette, (圓環邊) asty omelettes, with oysters from Tainan drizzled in homemade sweet hot sauce, since 1965.,創立於1965年,蚵仔煎選用每天從臺南直送的蚵仔,特調醬汁十分惹味。蒸米糕也值得一試。 46 Ningxia Road,寧夏路 46 The MICHELIN Plate
Rong's Pork Liver (豬肝榮仔) Crunchy liver slices in a rich broth are never grainy. Don’t miss the pork zongzi with sweet hot sauce.


豬肚軟腍入味,配以香辛薑絲; 別錯過淋甜辣醬的肉粽

68 Ningxia Road, Taipei,寧夏路68  Bib Gourmand

Cabbage Rice and Pork Rib Soup

Simple but addictive, cabbage rice and clear pork rib radish soup are the comfort food everyone craves Lane 17, Section 3, Yanping North Road, Taipei 延北3段17巷 Bib Gourmand
Shih Chia Big Rice Ball Its gooey glutinous rice balls with juicy pork filling have been hugely popular with locals since the 1960s.

58, Section 3, Yanping North Road, Taipei,  延北3段58


Bib Gourmand

Lo Chi Hsiao Chao 駱記小炒

Tucked away but worth seeking out. The menu is small, with fried lamb, beef or clams the highlights. 27, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Taipei 通化街39巷 50弄 27 Bib Gourmand

Yu Pin Yuan Iced and Hot Tangyuan御品元冰火湯圓

 Hot sesame or peanut dumplings on shaved ice drizzled with osmanthus syrup create interesting contrasts.

熱芝麻湯圓或花生湯圓舖在剉冰上,淋上桂花蜜,an interesting contrast in one's palate

31, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Taipei, 通化街39巷 50弄 31 Bib Gourmand

Liang Chi Lu Wei 梁記滷味

This busy stall boasts 20+ types of marinated food such as dried tofu, chicken offal, kelp and duck wings. Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Taipei 通化街39巷 50弄 Bib Gourmand

Golden Fried Chicken格登炸雞-通化夜市

Both chicken and tempura are fried-to-order, but the piping hot and perfectly fried items are worth the wait必點招牌炸雞和甜不辣外脆內軟,老闆堅持現點現炸,故製作需時;建議趁熱食用。 35, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Taipei, 通化街39巷 50弄35 The MICHELIN Plate

A Nan Sesame Oil Chicken阿男麻油雞

It serves revitalising sesame oil chicken soup all year round. Come early as chicken legs often run out by 7 pm四季合宜的養生麻油 湯濃不膩; 雞腿七點多便售罄 34, Lane 311, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Taipei, 中華路2段 311巷 34 The MICHELIN Plate

Wu Wang Tsai Chi

Rechristened and moved into an alley, but expect the same tasty popiah roll with 10 different fillings that are packed with layered flavours 29, Lane 313, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Taipei 中華路2段 313巷 29 Bib Gourmand

Unnamed Clay Oven Roll無名推車燒餅

This push cart near the end of the market always attracts a queue. Try their sweet pastry and long shaobing甜酥餅長燒餅、鹹酥餅 Lane 311, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Taipei, 中華路2段 311 Bib Gourmand

Corn House Grilled Corn 玉米家烤玉米


Sweet corn from Yunlin city is grilled and coated in spice mix – choose between original, cumin or fiery hot選用雲林小農生產的玉米,配以店家調配的粉料烤製,有原味、新孜然及地獄勁辣三種口味。 Lane 311, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Taipei 中華路2段 311巷 The MICHELIN Plate

Shan-Nei Chicken 山內雞肉

Good-value steamed chicken is feted for its springy skin and juicy flesh. Come before 8 pm for chicken legs皮爽肉嫰,份量頗多,十分超值。關門時間不定,若要點選雞腿,建議八時前到達 20-3, Lane 307, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Taipei 中華路2段 307巷 20-3 The MICHELIN Plate

Stinky Tofu Boss 臭老闆臭豆腐

Silky and porous, the vegan stinky tofu is steamed to order with mushrooms and basil adding extra aroma現點現做,不加奶品; 現蒸純素豆腐,配上香菇和九層塔,香! 6, Lane 313, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, 中華路2段 313巷 6 Bib Gourmand

Chang Hung Noodles

For almost 50 years, regulars have been coming for its pork cheek noodle soup, boiled chicken and pork tail. 15 Huaxi Street, Taipei, 華西街15 Bib Gourmand

Yuan Fang Guabao


A 60-year-old shop selling buns stuffed with marinated pork belly, pickles, ground peanuts and coriander  Huaxi Street, Taipei, 華西街17-2 Bib Gourmand

Wang's Broth小王清湯瓜仔肉


As well as minced pork and pickled cucumber in broth, try their steamed rice with ‘black gold’ pork sauce清湯瓜仔肉「黑金滷肉飯 17-4 Huaxi Street,  華西街17-4 Bib Gourmand

Lan Chia Guabao 藍家割包


Buns stuffed with ground peanuts, coriander, pickles and braised pork build layers of textures and flavours


3, Alley 8, Lane 316, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Taipei 公館夜市 Bib Gourmand

Hsiung Chi Scallion Pancake 雄記蔥抓餅


Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, the pancake matches perfectly with the honey mustard and basil.

外皮酥脆內軟 搭配蜂蜜芥末、九層塔,香!

2, Lane 108, Section 4, Luosifu Road, Taipei, 公館夜市 Bib Gourmand

Beef Noodles and Beef Entrails Soup紅燒牛肉麵牛雜湯

Look for the comic cow head on the unnamed cart. Beef offal soup and dry noodles with meat sauce are both good

must-eat :乾拌麵和黑白切(assorted side dishes)

63 Raohe Street, Taipei, 饒河街63 Bib Gourmand

Tung Fa Hao



The second-generation owner makes tasty baby oyster vermicelli soup the same way as her father did when he started in 1937.顏老先生於1937年創立,繼承的女兒繼續以清湯烹煮蚵仔麵線,成品鮮甜甘美。 94 Raohe Street, Taipei饒河街94 The MICHELIN Plate

Mochi Baby (麻糬寶寶)


The transparent case houses gooey mocha – they’re freshly made every day and have a strong sticky rice fragrance.透明廚櫃在此經營十多年,所賣的小麻糬每天鮮做,口感軟糯且帶糯米香 111 Raohe Street,  饒河街111 The MICHELIN Plate

Chen Tung Pork Ribs Medicinal Herbs Soup陳董藥燉排骨

Running for over 30 years, it’s famous for pork ribs stewed in herbal stock. Lamb is recommendated in winter招牌藥燉排骨以大量豬肋骨與中藥燉, 香氣濃郁、味道鮮美 160 Raohe Street, 饒河街160 Bib Gourmand

Fuzhou Black Pepper Bun福州世祖胡椒餅

Freshly made crusty buns burst with pork juices and pepperiness. Expect a queue.「現做現賣,皮薄香脆,豬肉餡汁淋漓且充滿辛香胡椒味豬肉餡汁和胡椒的滋味 249 Raohe Street, 饒河街249 The MICHELIN Plate

A Kuo Lu Wei 阿國滷味


It sells a range of items braised in a spiced marinade. Try their duck wings, pork uterus and baby sweetcorn非常入味、品項豐富(meat, offal and bean-curd); 特推薦Duck wings, pork uterus and baby sweet-corn(鴨翅、脆腸、甜玉米筍) 226 Raohe Street, 饒河街226 Bib Gourmand

Good Friend Cold Noodles好朋友涼麵

Noodles dressed in sesame sauce impart a hint of lemony fragrance, a perfect match for egg drop miso soup芝麻醬散發出淡淡的檸檬清香特有名; 再來碗味噌湯加蛋對味 31 Danan Road, 大安路31 Bib Gourmand

Chung Chia Sheng Jian Bao

This stall sells pan-fried buns with crispy bottoms and fluffy tops. Choose between cabbage and pork fillings 38 Xiaodong Street, Taipei Bib Gourmand

A Hui Vermicelli (阿輝麵線)


This stall by the temple with no seating serves no-frills vermicelli soup with pork chitterlings or cuttlefish攤子臨近廟口,不設座位。麵線帶蔬菜甜味,實而不華,設兩種份量,也可加配花枝或大腸 52-1 Danan Road, 大安路52-1 The MICHELIN Plate

Hai Yu Pork Ribs 海友十全排骨

For over 40 years, a secret recipe has been used to make the tasty and healthy pork rib soup with over 15 herbs.15種以上的中藥秘方烹調出美味養生的藥膳排骨湯 49 Dadong Road, Taipei 士林夜市 Bib Gourmand

Jingmei Thick Rice Noodles景美米粉湯

Noodles soak up the flavourful pork bone soup; deep-fried seafood trio with cucumber is another must-try粗米粉吸盡大骨精華,滑嫩而不軟爛。炸三鮮外酥內嫩, 搭配脆口的醃黃瓜,不容錯過 119 Jingmei Street, Taipei 景美夜市 The MICHELIN Plate



◆  4-10-2019 《Michelin Guide Taipei 2019》

Michelin starred restaurants of Taipei

New status

restaurant name category intro in Chinese intro

2 star (1 star in last yr)

RAW creative cuisine 將台灣的各種元素包括食材、味道組合,甚至風土與氣候,也編織進料理中,以現代手法呈現,因此充滿層次與趣味 delicately weave and re-compose Taiwanese elements with modern presentation — be it texture, local produce, flavour combination, temperatures or even micro-seasons. The result is a cuisine that is not only sophisticated but also fun

2 star (1 star in last yr)



creative cuisine


使用在地食材,將回憶與味道組合解構重組,創造出充滿趣味與藝術性的料理 Tairroir has reinvents Taiwan's local produce, flavors and memories through modern techniques. Despite the artful presentation or playful dish names, 態芮 always incorporates familiar elements from Taiwan or his past experiences in his cuisine, which creates surprises on the customers palate

newly two-starred

Sushi Amamoto


Japanese cuisine 提供 20 道菜的無菜單料理,其中有 12 貫握壽司。店內時令魚材多從九州進口,也有部分來自東京常要等待數個月甚至半年才有座位 chef offers an omakase menu that includes 12 pieces of nigiri that use seasonal fishes mostly from Kyushu, while the rice is cooked in natural spring water from Nagano

newly one-starred

Impromptu by Paul Lee Chinese cuisine,
Mixed flavor
歷練美國多家知名餐廳後,去年回台開設餐廳。他的料理展現充滿各種趣味的味道組合與衝擊,讓人驚艷; 02-2521-2518 chef received training in the United States and worked in Michelin-starred restaurants. Mix of flavor in his dishes is in good diversity with a good twist of Chinese flavour and herbs

newly one-starred


logy Asian flavor 出身北海道,背景又揉合義式與法式料理訓練,田原諒悟希望做出「以台灣為中心,向全亞洲發信」的料理。他感受在地文化,再咀嚼轉化成道道新意,料理中,甚至可以吃到麻辣鍋、豆腐乳等在地元素; 02-2700-0509  chef was the sous chef at two-starred restaurant Florilège in Tokyo and assisted chef Hiroyasu Kawate to run the restaurant.  the chef has spent a lot of time understanding the local flavour combinations and produce, and re-addresses these flavours with a unique approach. There are even dishes that reinvent the popular spicy hotpot in Taiwan

newly one-starred


Mountain and Sea House
Old Taiwanese cuisine 尋找老台菜菜譜,研究整理後再精緻呈現; 02-2351-3345 it has been offering authentic traditional Taiwanese cuisine, some of which are hardly seen nowadays

newly one-starred


(台南擔仔麵)Tainan Tai Tsu Mien Seafood Taiwanese seafood 以各類新鮮海鮮知名,店內裝潢華麗氣派,一碗簡單的担仔麵卻是暖心料理 Tainan Tai Tsu Mien Seafood is famous for its fresh and diverse seafood and luxurious interiors. A traditional tan tsu mien is also a must-order here.



The MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2019 - starred restaurants


number of restaurants

restaurant name

  3 star


君品酒店 頤宮中餐廳 - Le Palais (Cantonese cuisine)


2 star


RAW(creative),   鮨天本(Japanese sushi ),    態芮-Tairroir(creative),    祥雲龍吟(Japanese contemporary),    請客樓(Huaiyang 川揚)




Impromptu by Paul Lee(creative),   logy(Asian contemporary),    大三元(Cantonese cuisine), 
   山海樓(Taiwanese cuisine),   台南擔仔麵(Taiwanese seafood),    大腕(grilled meat), 
),    金蓬萊遵古台菜(Taiwanese seafood),   謙安和(Japanese),    
(Japanese sushi),  
 L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon-侯布雄法式餐廳(French
contemporary),       Longtail(creative),  
Taiwanese cuisine),     MUME(Euro. contemporary ),  
(Japanese sushi),  
(Japanese sushi),    天香樓(HungZou dishes),     雅閣(Cantonese cuisine)




ps: The MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2019 selection includes:
One 3 star restaurant
Five 2 star restaurants
Eighteen 1 star restaurants
58 Bib Gourmand establishments, including restaurants and street food vendors



for details please see web-pages as below






◆  Comparison:  3 Michelin starred restaurants of Asia  - Tokyo(日本東京) 13, HK(香港)7, Kyoto(京都) 7, Osaka( 大阪)4, Macau (澳門)3, Seoul(韓國首爾) 2, Shanghai(上海)1, Taipei(台北)1

Number of Restaurants in Asia with 3 Michelin Stars   /    ref to Bloomberg 4-11-2019,  Michelin Guide 

Michelin Guide City

number of 3 starred restaurants

Tokyo (日本東京)                                                    
Hong Kong (港)