Tucked away on a side street in Songshan District is Dujiangyan Noodles (都江堰), a Sichuan-style establishment that is still adapted to the Taiwanese taste (i.e. not as spicy). The quaint noodle shop is located at No. 4, Alley 32, Lane 245, Section 4 Bade Rd.; the nearest MRT station is Nanjing Sanmin on Line 3. It’s a short walk north of Songshan Culture and Creative Park in the event you decide to get your food for take-away to enjoy while sitting at the pond.
This is the best beef noodle soup (麻辣牛肉麵) I’ve had in Taipei–plenty of lean cuts of beef, vegetables, two types of mushrooms, and a mildly spicy broth sets this dish apart from every other beef noodle shop in the city. It was also the most filling bowl of beef noodle soup I’ve had.
The menu includes fried wontons and various other noodle dishes in the NT$40-110 price range. There are also small cold appetizers to share with your fellow diners.
Dujiangyan Noodles doesn’t have an English menu, but they do have a picture menu in case you can’t read the characters. This establishment is also BYOB if you so desire.