We had read about a rather famous 滷肉飯 braised pork belly with rice in this area, so we decided to just pop by after our trip to the night markets at Longshan Temple area.
Ximending was such a crowded place at night! Very hip and happening, there were mini concerts here and there, and lots to shop and eat.
We were actually quite full from the night market trip, but nothing is going to stop us from our beloved pork belly 😛
天天利美食坊 was almost at the end of the street, and what a contrast to see the neighbouring shop so empty, while this one was fully packed. Thankfully, the customers were not the type who lingered, so we managed to get seats fairly quickly. We decided on a small 滷肉飯 Braised Pork Belly Rice (NT$25) and an 蚵仔煎 Oyster Omelette (NT$60).
The minced meat was not at all fatty; in fact, it was all lean meat and bordered on being slightly on the tough side. Strangely, it was quite delicious, after we got rid of our own stereotype of how a braised pork belly rice should be like, and the gravy went really well with the rice.
The omelette was pretty alright. I guess we were still not used to the Taiwanese version.