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[Taipei] Formosa Chang | Hu Xu Zhang Lu Rou Fan

Lu Rou Fan
Braised Meat Rice 卤肉饭 NT$30 (promo price NT$10)

Formosa Chang (鬍鬚張魯肉飯) is a fast-food-like chain famous for their braised meat rice. To commemorate their 51st (!) anniversary, they have an amazing promo price in September 2011 of just NT$10 (SGD$0.43) for a small bowl of signature braised meat rice. It’s a pretty small bowl, so we ordered a few more tasty dishes to go with it. We visited the outlet just opposite the Wufenpu commercial district which is a paradise for trendy streetwear. Service at this outlet was excellent and even though the staff were extremely busy, they explained happily what promos they had and let you take your time to place your order. You get to order at your tables and orders are served very quickly. Luckily we filled our stomachs at this stop, for we couldn’t finish patronizing all the clothing shops at Wufenpu even after an exhausting 3.5 hours!

Braised Meat Rice
Lu Rou Fan

The braised meat was tasty and soaked in aromatic soy sauce.

Stir-fried Kangkung
Vegetables (kangkung) 烫青菜 NT$40

Somehow, their breed of kangkung seemed to taste better than our local ones. The stems were also more tender.

Pig Trotters
Pig Trotters 猪脚 NT$60

For those who enjoy “rich” food, the melty fatty meat is actually quite a treat.

Si Shen Tang
Si Shen Tang (Appetite Enhancement Tonic Soup) 四神汤 NT$50

A nourishing soup, with lots of ingredients in it. The flavour was mild and light.

Si Shen Tang
Some of the ingredients: pig stomach, barley and lotus seed.

Formosa Chang Promo

This was the sign describing the promotion price of the NT$10 braised meat rice (small bowl), ending on 30 Sept 2011, usual price NT$30.

Formosa Chang, Taipei

Formosa Chang| Hu Xu Zhang Lu Rou Fan 鬍鬚張魯肉飯

Official website: (in Chinese)
台北永吉店 Youji Road Branch:ga
Address: 533, Youji Road, Taipei
Walking Directions: 5 minutes walk from Houshanpi (後山埤) MRT station (exit: Wufenpu commercial district)
Note: You will pass by this branch on the way to Wufenpu 五分埔 garment district, a wholesale clothes haven
地址: 台北市永吉路533號
Tel: (02)2788-8081

List of other outlets: click here

What’s nearby:
– Wufenpu wholesale clothes market
– Raohe market (famous pepper buns) – about 20 minutes walk from Wufenpu

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This article is penned by contributing writer, B

wiffy: I totally enjoy the food here, almost forgetting that it is actually a fast food chain going by their nice service and food quality. Our total bill for two persons was only NT$170 (US$6/S$7) for everything featured here – 2 lu ruo fan, 1 soup, 1 meat and 1 veg dish! Thanks to Noob Cook Facebook reader Wendy for the great recommendation :)


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