Food, glorious food! – The Taipei 101 Food Court

A big part of exploring any culture you visit has got to be experiencing its food. Asian cuisine is world-renowned for its variety, colours and flavours. When visiting a cosmopolitan city such as Taipei, there are many opportunities to sample foods from across the region and the Taipei 101 food court provides a mouthwatering range of options from which every gastronomic fan can sample and often without needing to break the bank!

The Food Court

Located in the basement of the shopping centre adjoining Taipei 101, this is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike throughout the day and evening. Many of the different food stalls stand ready around a large central table area, with a selection of restaurants mixed into the offering.

Looking down the food court
Looking down the food court

The sushi bar was very popular
The sushi bar was very popular

Some of the offerings are set in a more traditional format
Some of the offerings are set in a more traditional format

The food range

The Taipei 101 food court boasts examples from many of the Asian cuisines, offering a range of dishes to suit the majority of palettes, especially when its Asian location is considered. With dishes starting from NTD$40, they don’t have to break the bank either.

The beef noodle restaurant menu
The beef noodle restaurant menu

Vegetable selection to accompany your beef noodles
Vegetable selection to accompany your beef noodles

Ready for rapid service at the food servery
Ready for rapid service at the food servery

Menus typically feature pictures and English translations
Menus typically feature pictures and English translations

A steaming meal stands ready for eating
A steaming meal stands ready for eating

The selection of side dishes to compliment your meal
The selection of side dishes to compliment your meal

One of the many dishes presented as examples
One of the many dishes presented as examples

The Indian offering includes traditional dishes accompanied by various Naans
The Indian offering includes traditional dishes accompanied by various Naans

Sampled dishes

We ate at the food court twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. We ate at different places each time, sampling a selection of different dishes in the process, all of which were delicious.

Beef with peppered rice topped with cheese & sweetcorn
Beef with peppered rice topped with cheese & sweetcorn

An example set meal - roasted chicken with pork rice, meat ball soup, vegetables and a noodle dish accompaniment
An example set meal – roasted chicken with pork rice, meat ball soup, vegetables and a noodle dish accompaniment

Pork ribs with pork rice, meat ball soup and vegetables
Pork ribs with pork rice, meat ball soup and vegetables

Desserts, drinks and premium offerings

Once you’ve eaten your fill of mains from across the Asian continent, how about a dessert? Ice cream? Cake? What may take your fancy is probably available within or just next to the food court, depending upon your budget. Add to that the range of drinks that can be bought as part of food packages or from the juice bar and your meal is probably sewn up well as a gastronomic delight!

Ice cream is a popular dessert
Ice cream is a popular dessert

Fresh juice drinks available to accompany your meal
Fresh juice drinks available to accompany your meal

For those seeking luxury, there are high-brow cafes nearby
For those seeking luxury, there are high-brow cafes nearby

This selection of desserts sits at the cafe
This selection of desserts sits at the cafe

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