10 Muslim-Friendly Food in Taipei You Need To Try

Klook
14 Mar 2020
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It’s easy to find Muslim-friendly food in Taiwan!

When you hear “Taiwan”, it’s always followed by “delicious food”. Their wide variety of perfected recipes make it a foodie’s paradise and is a definite must-visit if you love food.
However did you know despite having a predominantly Chinese style of cooking, Taiwan has lots of Muslim-friendly (meaning no pork or Halal certified) food too?
Below is a list of Muslim-friendly places you will want to speed straight to the moment you land!
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1 . Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang (永和豆浆大王)

yong he dou jiang
This shop looks unassuming at first but their food is to die for. Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang, translated as Soy Milk King (and rightfully so), is one of the most popular breakfast spots for the locals. If the locals approve of it, you definitely will too.
There is no better way to kick off your day than with their signature salty soy milk and some crispy, piping hot youtiao (dough stick).
If you are craving for their food in the middle of the night, no worries too, as this place is open 24h. Kudos to the hard working staff for the non-stop delivery of homemade goodness!
Halal certified: No

2. Kunming Islamic Restaurant (昆明園)

kunming islamic restaurant
Who would’ve thought that Taipei could nail the taste of Indian food?  Owned by a Muslim couple, this is one of the first Halal restaurants in Taipei.
It’s a hidden gem in the bustling city, with delicious and homely, albeit modestly plated food.  Other chowing down their food, pay attention to the quirky decors of the restaurant. Their tables are dotted with rupiah and ringgit notes!
Halal certified: No

3. Mayur’s Indian Kitchen (馬友友印度廚房)

mayur indian kitchen
If you are looking for a huge variety of authentic Indian cuisine, this one is it. Mayur’s Indian Kitchen is Halal Certified and serves over 14 different cooking styles from all over India. They even sell vegetarian and vegan food, so if your travelling crew has a range of diet requirements, just head to this all-in-one restaurant.
When you’re there have fun marveling their seemingly endless menu and don’t forget to try out their well-reviewed curry and snacks.
There are 4 branches in Taipei, and their menus are the same throughout. However, some of the stores are better furnished than others, so we recommend the one at Xinsheng North Road for the best experience.
Halal certified: Yes

4. Safranbolu Turkish Restaurant (番紅花城土耳其餐廳)

turkish restaurant
Taipei really is multicultural foodies paradise with their cuisines from all over the world. Other than their Indian food, check out their Turkish food; they’re pretty good.
Safranbolu Turkish Restaurant is a quaint little piece of Turkey along the streets of Taipei. They serve authentic Turkish food and in a warm and homely dining environment. Their lamb kebab wins any dish hands down, so make sure to get your hands on that!
Halal certified: Yes

5. Chang Beef Noodle Shop (張家清真黃牛肉麵館)

chang beef noodles
In this store, eating one bowl of beef noodles will only beef up your appetite for more!
Chang’s Beef Noodle Soup has been around for more than 60 years, and with their tender beef and slurpy noodles, it’s easy to see why. We hear their fried beef dumplings are pretty good as well!
What’s more, this store is Halal, so grab all your Muslim friends for a taste of this dish that will have you flying back to Taipei for more.
Halal certified: Yes

6. Really Good Seafood (真的好海鮮餐廳)

really good seafood
Next is this shop that is just completely unabashedly proud of their seafood and we can see why. If you are looking for something a little different from street food, pop by this classy restaurant for seafood so fresh, they’re displayed swimming in huge tanks along the walls!
Although it’s on the pricey side, it’s extravagant and fancy; perfect for the traveler’s occasional urge to splurge.
For all the Muslims out there, request for their Muslim-friendly set meal.
Halal certified: No

7. Dingxian 101 (頂鮮101)

dingxian 101
If you love panorama, skip the Taipei 101 observatory and head to Ding Xian 101 for a spectacular meal with a view to match. Located on level 86 of the iconic Taiwan skyscraper, this is one of the most extravagant places to dine in Taiwan.
This royal-class restaurant offers 6 different Muslim set meals, and all of their dishes are immaculately and delicately presented. With both gorgeous food and views, make sure to bring your cameras and hearty appetites along!
Halal certified: Yes

8. Silks Palace at the National Palace Museum  (故宮晶華餐廳)

silks palace
After exploring the National Palace Museum, a must-visit for first timers in Taiwan, visit the Silks Palace right next door to continue exploring the Chinese culture through the cuisine.
The Silks Palace offers the epitome of Chinese dining, with traditionally cooked Taiwanese and Cantonese cuisines. As a walk-in customer, you can choose to dine in their food court (Basement 1) or the open space area on the first floor of the restaurant.
Remember to request for the Muslim-friendly set meal if you are dining in the restaurant.
Halal certified: No

9. Zong Cheng Hao Stinky Tofu (忠誠號臭豆腐)

stinky tofu

No Taiwan trip is complete without having tried their stinky tofu!
There is at least one of these in every night market in Taiwan, but not all are Muslim-friendly. Look out for the ones with the “素” sign which means vegetarian. But if you can, pop by this one in Shilin Night Market. It smells exceptionally, potently, and perhaps horribly bad but they say the smellier the tofu, the better it tastes, just like durian and cheese.
Give it a shot, you might fall in love with it!
Halal Certified: No
Klook Tip: For Muslim-friendly food in night markets, go for the seafood and ask if they use vegetable oil.

10. Smoothie House (思慕昔)

smoothie house
What meal is complete without dessert? While devouring your meals leave some space for this icy-cold sweet treat. There are several branches throughout Taipei so keep an eye out for them!
When you get there, make sure to try their Super Fruits Mix Mango Snowflake Iced with Sorbet and Super Mango Snowflake Ice with Panna Cotta. Perfect for a hot summer’s day!
Halal Certified: No

Off to Taipei!

taiwan night market
Now that you know where to eat, that’s half of a Taiwan trip planned out. But that’s not all! Don’t forget to book your transportation and unlimited 4G Wifi you can pick up from Taiwan.
Check out out 3 Day THSR Pass and 5 Day Joint Train Pass guide on the activities to do in Taiwan and how to get there!