Find the Surprise in Ay Chung Flour Rice Noodles

Found within the Ximending (Ximen) district, Ay Chung is a famous and extremely popular stall that serves only one thing – Flour Rice Noodles.

Ay Chung Flour Rice Noodles

It’s tucked away down one of the alleys in Ximending, but it’s difficult to miss as there’s almost always a huge queue of people, while others hang around to consume them.

The good news is the staff have a very efficient production line, so the queue moves rapidly.

Coming in two sizes (costing NT$60 or NT$75), the noodles are very silky and the mixture runny. It’s difficult to eat with the supplied plastic spoon, but the taste is deep and strong. The hint of basil adds a nice freshness to the taste.

Ay Chung Flour Rice Noodles

You can also order these via Klook for only NT$54 and NT$70 respectively

Klook.com

Hidden within the mix is a surprise – salty cured pig intestines, which are very chewy and I found difficult to swallow. If you want to add a bit of spice or extra flavour, there are three condiments to choose from:

  • Pureed Garlic
  • Chilli Sauce
  • Vinegar
Ay Chung Flour Rice Noodles

As there are no tables, it’s advised to eat them close to the store (it’s considered rude to take them away). There is a food bin to dispose of leftovers, and other bins for the bowls and spoons.

If you’re in in the Ximen area and want to give a local delicacy a try, Ay Chung Flour Rice Noodles is a must visit!

Pros

  • The best flour rice noodles in Taipei
  • Busy but queue goes down fast
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Can you handle the pig intestines?

Price: $

Level of English: Ok (English on menu)

Traveller Tips

Definitely worth trying if you’re in the Ximending area.

Opens until 23:00

Location

Closest MRT: Ximen (blue/green lines – exit 6)

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