My very first meal in Taiwan was at this duck speciality eatery by the name of 斗六門當歸鴨麵線. We landed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at about 7pm, so by the time we cleared immigration and claimed our luggage, it was dinnertime.
Our driver picked us up and drove us to downtown Taoyuan for dinner. There were quite a few eateries to choose from. A few of us opted for 斗六門當歸鴨麵線, famed for their duck dishes.
I selected a bowl of noodles topped with shredded duck meat. Actually, I didn’t have many options to choose from as I needed the order chit to be translated; obviously, no one was going to read the entire form for me.
Having said this, I was indeed glad that at least some of the items were read out to me or I would be going hungry. Thanks to my tour guide Ms Tammy and tour leader Ms Goh for helping me out. After much confusion, I just chose whatever dish that had duck, after all, that’s supposed to be the signature item.
On an ordinary day, I am picky with duck because of its gamey taste. When it comes to duck, my preference would be peipa duck. However, due to the language barrier and my inability to express my choice for dinner, I just settled for this soup noodles with shredded duck.
I am glad to share with you that it was not a poor choice, even if I did choose blindly! The meat was tender with duck taste without the funky gamey aftertaste. Hehehe! Damage was only TWD60, so that was RM8.34 when converted to Ringgit. I know, I know, I shouldn’t have done that but I did want to know how much I have spent!
Will you be in Taoyuan anytime soon? Perhaps you can include 斗六門當歸鴨麵線 into your list of eateries to explore.
Add: 189, Nanping Road, Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City 330, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: +886 909 090 909
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