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Beitou’s Delicious Su Jia Beef Noodles You Need to Try

After a relaxing dip in the hot springs, there’s nothing better than a warm and satisfying meal like a hearty bowl of beef noodle soup to satisfy your hunger and warm you up! Su Jia Beef Noodles (粟家牛肉麵) is a well-known restaurant that has been serving up delicious and filling bowls of beef noodles for over 30 years. It’s a popular spot among both locals and tourists, and many have praised it as one of the top beef noodle establishments in Taipei.

Su Jia Beef Noodles

Su Jia Beef Noodles has two locations in Beitou. The primary location, which we visited, is situated on Yongxing Road Section 1. The second location is situated on Zhongyang N Road Section 2.

Despite its popularity, Su Jia Beef Noodles retains a modest atmosphere and a casual and unassuming vibe, making it an essential destination for anyone seeking an authentic Taiwanese culinary experience.


Su Jia Beef Noodles

Image source: Su Jia Beef Noodles’ FB page

Su Jia Beef Noodles specialises in a variety of beef noodles, including Braised Beef Noodle, Dry Beef Noodle, Beef Soup Noodle, and Tomato Beef Noodle. For non-beef or non-noodle eaters, they offer a selection of pork, chicken noodles, and rice dishes. Additionally, they have a variety of side dishes to choose from.

When ordering noodles at Su Jia Beef Noodles, you have the option to choose between five different types: normal noodle, homemade noodle (thick), thin noodle, mung bean noodle (also known as glass noodle or dong fen), and vermicelli (also known as mian xian or mee sua). If you don’t specify your preference, the default option will be normal noodle.

The side dishes are conveniently stored in the glass display cabinets for self-service. As for the braised dishes, the staff will chop them into smaller pieces and serve them on a plate for you.

Here’s what we ordered:

Su Jia Beef Noodles

Signature Noodle 招牌麵

We ordered the Signature Noodle, which came with beef, tripe, and tendon. This dish offered a variety of textures to enjoy, with the soft and gelatinous tendon being a highlight. They cooked the beef to perfection, with generously sized pieces that were tender and effortless to chew. Even the tripe was tender and didn’t require too much chewing.

The broth was full of flavour, with a delightful sweet aftertaste. The noodles had the perfect springy texture, exactly as I prefer.

Su Jia Beef Noodles

Braised Beef Noodles 紅燒牛肉麵

This was similar to the Signature Noodle except it only contained beef pieces. What stood out was the presence of tendons in the chunky beef pieces, which I particularly enjoyed.

Su Jia Beef Noodles

Cucumber Salad 小黃瓜

The cucumber salad was crunchy and refreshing. It made for an excellent accompaniment as it served as a great palate cleanser for the taste buds. This allowed us to fully savour the delicious beef noodles to the max!

Su Jia Beef Noodles

Dried Tofu with Anchovies 小魚豆干

We also got the Dried Tofu with Anchovies, and although we didn’t have high expectations at first, we were pleasantly surprised. The dried tofu had a firm and slightly chewy texture that was enjoyable, and the addition of anchovies added a fragrant aroma and umami flavour that made the dish even better.

At each table, you will find a condiment station that is self-service. It includes items such as preserved vegetables, spicy beef oil, chilli sauce, and more, which can be added to your beef noodles according to your taste preference to enhance the flavour.

Final thoughts

Overall, the beef noodles at Su Jia Beef Noodles is a perfect representation of the restaurant’s commitment to quality and tradition. The combination of the flavourful broth, chewy noodles and tender beef all work together to create a mouth-watering dish.

Despite the relatively higher price of the beef noodles in comparison to other beef noodles available elsewhere, the portion size was generous, and the taste was outstanding. A visit to Beitou would not be complete without trying the beef noodles here!

Su Jia Beef Noodles 粟家牛肉麵
No. 2, Section 1, Yongxing Rd
Beitou Dist., Taipei City 112
10.30am to 11.30pm daily

+886 2 2893 7803



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