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Taipei Kao Chi Famous Shen Chien Bao 台北永康街高記 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ |Johor Kaki Travels For Food


Legend has it that CNN originally wanted to feature 高記 Kao Chi every bit the leading Shanghainese eating seat inward Taipei but 高記's owners declined every bit they were uncomfortable amongst speaking English. So , the CNN crew went unopen to the corner to Ding Tai Fung instead , too the residue every bit they say , is history. And straightaway , since you lot already know the story , it volition survive a waste matter if you lot come upward to Taipei too did non assay Kao Chi 😜


The long business of tourists on xiao long bao pilgrimage at the parent Ding Tai Fung 鼎泰豐 eating seat at Yong Kang Street 永康街.


For this trip , nosotros chose Kao Chi which is only 50 paces downwardly due south from Din Tai Fung at Yong Kang Street. The queue exterior Kao Chi wasn't every bit long every bit Din Tai Fung's but it was silent a respectable following.

(Thanks to Geno Ong who tipped me off to Kao Chi.)


高四妹 (right) founded 高記 inward 1949 , the same twelvemonth he came over from 浙江 Zhejiang say inward PRC together amongst the retreating rag tag Kuomintang army. 高記 started every bit a street side shen chien bao stall at the exact location where the eating seat stands today. 高記 is straightaway managed by 高四妹's grand daughter.


There are iii dining halls inward Kao Chi 高記 on 3 split storeys. The decor is classical Chinese , comfortable. The clientele looked to a greater extent than oftentimes than non local , many iii generation families. There were some rather noisy children when nosotros were there. It didn't bother us every bit nosotros are used to such atmosphere inward Chinese solid unit of measurement agency restaurants 😄


The obligatory xiao long bao 小籠湯包. 

Nice tender juicy ball of savoury sugariness minced Berkshire pork 黑毛豬 tucked into a sparse dough purse. Together amongst the pork ball , there's sugariness chicken broth within the dough purse. Little , if whatever , seasoning or soy sauce is used , too hence nosotros tin sack gustatory modality to a greater extent than of the natural porky , chicky sweetness. The tender dough peel has an interesting slightly chewy bite. If you lot discovery Din Tai Fung's XLB peel also soft too also sparse , Kao Chi's version would survive correct for you.


Kao Chi's shen chien bao 生煎包 , the bigger less pretty sis of the prissy xiao long bao too Kao Chi's master claim to fame.

Kao Chi's SCB is smaller than the average shen chien bao over inward Shanghai. The thick springy chewy dough peel wrapped a modest ball of tightly packed sugariness savoury minced Berkshire pork 黑毛豬. The bottom of the bao is pan seared to a golden dark-brown crisp spell the spongy hap is cooked past times steaming. There is , notwithstanding , niggling broth within Kao Chi's SCB - broth is something I hold back forrad to when enjoying SCB.

At Kao Chi , the shen chien bao is ever cooked to social club too comes inward a laid of 10.

My favourite dish of the eve was Kao Chi's Dong Po Rou 東坡肉 or braised pork belly.


The peel too fatty were too hence silky soft , I hardly noticed they were in that location had it non been for their savoury sugariness juices. The meat was also tender , juicy sugariness too soft. The chewiest operate of this mouthful was the snowy white bun! which was truly spongy soft. 

Must , Must social club this 😋 Don't worry. You won't fifty-fifty notice that the fatty is in that location hehe 😁


椒汁白肉 Blanched pork belly amongst peppery sauce.

Tender chewy blanched sparse pork belly slices on a bed of enoki mushrooms soaked inward a puddle of peppery savoury sugariness sauce. The aromatic pepperiness came from raw light-green peppercorns.


香辣陳皮雞 This messy looking chicken dish is truly quite tasty. Cubes of chicken amongst os inward too onions were stir fried inward a blended sauce of dried cerise peppercorn too dried orangish peel. Unique spicy sugariness savoury flavours wrapped the tender juicy chicken cubes.


高式酸辣湯 The customary sourish spicy Sichuan agency soup.


4-Star (out of 5). If you lot are into Shanghainese nutrient inward Taiwan , banking enterprise tally out both Kao Chi too Ding Tai Fung inward Taipei. If you lot convey had plenty of the ubiquitous DTF , Kao Chi 高記 is a worthy option amongst a less touristy feel.


Restaurant name: Kao Chi 高記
AddressNo. 1 , Yongkang Street , Da’an District , Taipei City , Taiwan 106
GPS25°02'00.0"N 121°31'47.7"E | 25.033342 , 121.529926
Tel+886 ii 2341 9984
Hours: 9:30am to 10:30pm

Non Halal

Date: 21 October 2017

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