This shrimp wanton restaurant is in the north of the city, out near the DaQiao Railway Station. It’s called Shih Chiu Wontons(士久扁食).
Specialising in a slightly different wanton, Shih Chiu look to keep it simple, whilst packing flavour.
They also manage to provide a good selection of food they can quickly braise for you in their house stock, which goes well with their smoked chilli sauce.
Even though it looks like a lot, there’s not a huge amount on the menu here at Shih Chiu. But, that’s not a bad thing.
Of course we ordered a mix of the braised food to accompany our noodles and wantons, and it was pretty good, too.
The wontons here at Shih Chiu are packed with meat, but with less of the wanton skin you may be used to in other dishes – bonus.
One thing that I particularly liked at Shih Chiu was the Kombu seaweed soup they use with the wonton soup. It has a real healthy feel to it, whilst also delivering on deep and rich flavours. They stick a spoonful of their house made meat sauce in there for good measure, too. The noodles are good, and the dumplings are good.
Ash is the creator of Eatingintaipei. He works hard to combine English with Chinese on his blog, to try and help bridge the gap for people wanting to eat the best food that the island has to offer.