My mom told me that Aoba (“Chinyeh” in Chinese) was better than Shin Yeh, which everyone on the web seems to rave about. Shin Yeh is a large chain, and recently opened a nice classy outpost on the top of Taipei 101. Since my relatives all said Aoba was better, we went there instead.
The food was definitely solid, but we were not blown away. The 3 cup chicken (pictured above) was tasty, and better than any version we’d ever had in Boston.
The Taiwanese lumpia (pictured below) was interesting, but not that yummy. I think I liked the one I had at a Singapore food stall better.
Finally, we ordered the special, sauteed livers. I’m not a fan of liver, so I didn’t like it that much. Bryan only thought it was OK.
All in all, it’s a nice place to try some traditional Taiwanese food, but if you think your stomach can handle it, you can probably get just as good food on the street for a lot less money.
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