If you could only eat one thing in Ximending, make sure it’s Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle (阿宗麵線)! Funny thing is, mian xian (麵線 or mee sua) is never one of my preferred style of noodles previously. But I’m so addicted to Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle after trying it that I had to come back a couple of times (to eat this till shiok shiok) when I was staying in Ximending. And now writing about it just makes me crave for it again, haha. ‘Cos it has been a rainy night here and what could have really cheered me up in this depressing weather would be a piping hot bowl of 阿宗麵線!
This outlet that I went to is located in the heart of Ximending, which is the most well-known shopping and entertainment district in Taipei.
9.00am to 11.00pm Fri-Sun
+886 2 2388 8808
How to get to Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle (Ximen branch)
Take the MRT (either green line or blue line) and alight at Ximen Station (G12/BL11). From Exit 6, take a 2-3 minute walk to the shop.
Besides this Ximen branch, they also have another outlet in Taipei.
Address: No. 2, Lane 17, Section 4, Zhongxiao E. Road., Da’an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan
To get here, take the MRT (either brown line or blue line) and alight at Zhongxiao Fuxing Station (BR10/BL15). From Exit 4, take a 2-3 minute walk to the outlet.
The operating hours for the Zhongxiao branch are as follows –
Sunday – Thursday 11.30am to 9.30pm
Friday – Saturday 11.30am to 10.00pm
Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle has no menu as they only serve one dish i.e. flour-rice noodles (mian xian). You can choose either a Large portion (NT$75) or a Small portion (NT$60).
Once you’ve gotten your order, proceed to the condiments station and add a bit of chilli, garlic and vinegar. The vinegar is a must! Mix everything up before you dig in.
A moreish and comforting bowl of flour-rice noodles
The noodles were soft but not soggy. There were pieces of large intestines in it, which were tender with a slight chew and crunch. The intestines were very well cleaned with no unwanted odour. Loved the broth that was flavoursome yet not overly salty or starchy. And when combined with the condiments, it was even more delicious!
By the way, there is no seating space in this shop so it’s not possible to dine in. Just do exactly what others are doing. Grab your bowl of noodles and stand around to eat. 😉