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Taipei Cafe -- Rockville

FoodDude2 | Jan 23, 201706:33 AM

Went here the other night with my wife and two friends. First time here but we all agreed it was a great meal.

This is what we ordered

Taiwanese Hamburger-- Essentially a large steamed bun with marinated pork, pickled veggies, and sugar coated peanuts. We all agreed that this was awesome. We ordered two for the four of us and split them.

Taiwanese Meat Pie -- Not sure how to describe it. Sort of like a very large dumpling but instead of dough they use perhaps something similar to mochi or a thick rice gluten wrapper. The inside filling was yummy consisting of some marinated pork. We thought this was not bad but not amazing. We probably would not order this again but I personally liked it.

Minced pork over rice bowl -- We order two of these to share. The minced pork is cooked in a five spice marinade. The rice bowl also included a soy sauce egg and pickled veggies. This was good, super cheap ($3) and a very traditional dish. My wife really enjoyed this. I thought it was solid but nothing spectacular.

Seafood Village Shrimp --- This is similar to salt and pepper shrimp but also includes a ton of fried garlic. For the amount of fried garlic on the plate, we thought it lacked seasoning. It was fine but should be better. I would not get this again mainkly because there are so many other dishes to try.

Salt and pepper Crisp pork chop -- Fried pork chop slices dusted with salt and white pepper. Really good. We all agreed this was delicious.

Shanghai Stir Fried noodles -- Very simple stir fried noodles with strips of pork and veggies. Simple dish but very yummy.

Szechuan String Beans -- We needed a veggie dish to break up the carbs and meat and this fit the bill. Not spicy at all but tasty.

Of the dishes we ordered, the Taiwanese Hamburger and crisp pork chop were probably the two favorites although we finished basically everything we ordered. The place is also pretty cheap with the total bill with tax being only about $75. There are tons of interesting dishes on the menu and my wife and I will definitely be back to check out more of the offerings. The oyster pancake, oyster vermicelli soup, clams and luffah, whole fish in spicy black bean sauce, and beef short rib in black pepper sauce all caught my eye when looking at pictures.

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