First things first: doors open at 11:30 A. M. here and close three and a half hours later. It’s so small a window you know they’ll pack the house. And indeed they do, with lines forming long before doors open at this popular Taiwanese restaurant. Once inside, things move fast. A concise menu hangs above the cash register and you’ll be pressed to order quickly. Three surefire hits include the fiery beef noodle soup (one of the best renditions in town); the sesame dry noodles; and the beef tripe and pork shank. The food comes quickly, before you even think to ask for water (tables are pre-set with steaming hot tea and Styrofoam cups). All said and done, you’ll be out in 20 minutes—but talking about your meal for weeks to come.
- De inspecteurs van de MICHELIN Gids