It took several tries and four trips to Taipei before I finally got a seat in this super famous shack of a breakfast shop in the Ximen area just across East Dragon Hotel. In an earlier trip, I used to stay at Easy Stay Ximen just a few doors down and everyday there would be hordes of people lining-up for fried dough sticks, salty soya milk, traditional sandwiches and dumplings. With no English spoken, I was too timid to try. But today, there was no line (maybe coz it was close to 9 already) and there were vacant tables!
I also saw a picture menu and simly pointed to a chicken chop in a mantou bun! I grabbed a table by the sidewalk and settled-in which was just as well as people suddenly appeared and there was a line.
My freshly-made sandwich arrived piping hot. The mantou bun was pillow soft and the chicken chop tender.
Filling and cheap (NT60)! Good morning!