The NCCU Dinner Club was born last year by a combination of my voracious appetite and lack of people to share dinner with. It is a completely unofficial group, apart from the Facebook page. The basic purpose is to get a mixed group of students–both local and international–from 政大 to meet new people and share a good meal and conversation, and so far it’s worked out all right. To date, we have visited four restaurants–perhaps each better than the last–and have a new one planned at an Irish pub next week.
We have been to:
Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐 – Zhongxiao Fuxing 忠孝復興. Din Tai Fung is the place you go to when you have friends visiting Taiwan and you want to show them what haute-Taiwanese cuisine is all about. My favorite dish is, of course, the xiaolongbao 小籠包.
Casa Della Pasta. This is a Taiwanese chain that serves up pretty decent Italian food. I can honestly say that I really enjoyed my linguine with white clam sauce.
Dubu House 涓豆腐. This place is fantastic if you like authentic Korean food. We all ordered various Soondubu jigae pots that are served steaming hot along with a stone bowl full of purple rice. Delicious!
Sababa Pita 沙巴巴. The best place in Taipei for Mediterranean street eats like falafel and schwarma.
All of these places are pretty popular, so make sure you call ahead for a reservation if you don’t want to wait for food for over an hour. And if you are a student from NCCU, come join us! 請你跟我們一起吃飯！ We would love to dine with you.