When you are in Taiwan, don’t forget to try their Dou Jiang (豆漿) and You Tiao (油條). Fu Hang Dou Jiang (阜杭豆漿) is known to be the best in the market, with a Michelin star rating. In this installment of our Taiwan Travel Guide Series, we share our experience at this popular breakfast spot in Taipei.

Fu Hang Dou Jiang (阜杭豆漿) – the Best Soymilk (豆漿) and Fried Dough Sticks (油條) in Taiwan

Fu Hang Dou Jiang is one of those food places in Taipei that constantly sees long queues. This place specialises in Soymilk (豆漿) and Fried Dough Sticks (油條) and even has a Michelin Star.  It is so popular in Taiwan that locals and tourists spend hours queuing up for it.  So here we are in the wee hours of the morning to see what the hype was all about.

Fu Hang Dou Jiang Michelin Star
Michelin Star Status

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Be There As Early As Possible

Never have we gotten up so early for breakfast. However, the only way to avoid the queues was to be an early bird and be there as soon as they open. Fu Hang Dou Jiang starts operations from 5.30 am, except for Mondays where they are closed. We braved the cold winter morning and left our hotel as soon as the Metro begins operations to get to Shangdao Temple (BL13). From Shangdao Temple Station, Fu Hang Dou Jiang which is at Level 2 of Huashan Market (華山市場) is within walking distance.

Fu Hang Dou Jiang Queue
The queue in the early morning at 6:30am

Despite our best efforts, there was already a small crowd when we reached at 6:30 am. There was however no major queues here and we were able to get our orders within 10 mins of waiting in line. During its peak time, the queues here are said to snake down from the staircase at Level 2 and all the way around the Huashan Market building.

Fu Hang Dou Jiang Order Booth
Ordering is done directly at the counter
Fu Hang Dou Jiang Ordering Process
Be sure of what you want to order so as not to hold up the queue

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What to eat at Fu Hang Dou Jiang (阜杭豆漿)

The best things that you must try at Fu Hang Dou Jiang are their Soy Milk (豆漿) and Fried Dough Sticks (油條). The Soy Milk (NT30, around SGD$1.30) here are very smooth and unsweetened which allows you to taste the fragrance of the beverage itself. I especially like the fact that it leaves no sweet aftertaste in the mouth.

Fu Hang Dou Jiang Soy Milk
The Soy Milk here is one of the most fabulous. Our take-away still tastes great even after a few hours

There are some mixed reviews about the Fried Dough Sticks (NT25, around SGD$1.10) here, but I personally think that it was great. For an item that has undergone deep frying, there is relatively little oil on its surface. Instead, what we got was a crispy dough stick that still retains its softness inside. It is so far the best dough sticks we ever had. In fact, we ordered some for later consumption and it still taste great (although not as good as the fresh ones) after several hours.

Fu Hang Dou Jiang Fried Dough Sticks
Don’t forget to try the Fried Dough Sticks

We also highly recommend trying the Savory Soy Milk (鹹豆漿) (NT35, around SGD$1.50) if you are feeling a little more adventurous. It deviates quite greatly from the traditional soy milk. Instead of a smooth liquid consistency, the savory soy milk is slightly curdled, giving it a texture not unlike a Chawamushi. It also has other added ingredients such as pieces of fried dough sticks and vegetables to create an overall unique taste. Seldom can we find this in Singapore, so we highly recommend that you give it a try.

Fu Hang Dou Jiang Savory Soy Milk
Savory Soy Milk. This is one unique food item uncommon in Singapore
Fu Hang Dou Jiang Soy Milk Ingredients
The texture is a little curdled. I still prefer the traditional version

The next item that is highly recommended are their Shao Bing (燒餅). It comes in a thick or thin crust version, and you choose the fillings of either an egg, a fried dough stick, or both.

Fu Hang Dou Jiang Shao Bing
Thin Shao Bing with Fried Dough Sticks
Fu Hang Dou Jiang Breakfast
Our early breakfast for two

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The Preparation Process

As mentioned earlier, Fuhang Doujiang (阜杭豆漿) is located on the second level of Huashan Market. It is actually one stall within a food court with free seating spaces. However, in the early morning, the majority of dining are actually only there for Fuhang Doujiang (阜杭豆漿).

Fu Hang Dou Jiang Food Court
It is free seating here at the food court
The rest of the tenants of the food court

There’s also a glass-enclosed preparation area where we get to see the chefs in action.

Fu Hang Dou Jiang Kitchen
The open-concept kitchen
Fu Hang Dou Jiang Frying Dough Sticks
Caught in action – Frying dough sticks
Fu Hang Dou Jiang Shao Bing Oven
The Shao Bing are baked in the traditional way in a furnace
Fu Hang Dou Jiang Traditional Shao Bing
Freshly baked Shao Bing

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Get Fu Hang Dou Jiang (阜杭豆漿) Delivered to your Hotel

Don’t fancy joining the queue or getting up at an insane hour like we did in order to beat the crowd? Now you can get the best breakfast from Fu Hang Dou Jiang (阜杭豆漿) delivered to your doorstep just like a Grab service. Check it out here.

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How to Get to Fu Hang Dou Jiang (阜杭豆漿)

Fu Hang Dou Jiang (阜杭豆漿)
Level 2, No. 108,
Zhongxiao East Road, Section 1,
Zhongzheng District

Fu Hang Dou Jiang Menu
Note the menu at the back

The nearest MRT is Shandao Temple Station.  At the station, take Exit 5 to go to Huashan Market.  The building of Huashan Market is a mixed use complex.  Fu Hang Dou Jiang is on the food court at the second level.

How to Go to Fu Hang Dou Jiang
Shandao Temple Station is the nearest MRT station
How to Go to Fu Hang Dou Jiang
Take Exit 5
Head towards Huashan Market
Fu Hang Dou Jiang is one the second level
Queuing Map
Stairs up to the food court

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