Taiwanese Stir-Fry Restaurants

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  • Address:Chongde Road, No. 171, Sec. 3, Beitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan View on Map
99熱炒: Taiwanese Stir-Fry Restaurants

Stir-frying is a hallmark of Asian cuisine, and Taiwanese foods are no exception. If you’re a foreigner in Taiwan, your Taiwanese friends will likely take you to a hotel or higher-end restaurant in an attempt to impress, rather than a casual and informal place like a stir-fry restaurant. However, to fully experience a country’s dining culture; you have to try out both the finer aspects as well as the simpler pleasures. And this is where stir-fry restaurants, or Taiwanese beer houses, come into the picture. Primarily a gathering place for friends, they are cheerful places full of atmosphere. They also feature “beer and whisky girls”, or attractive ladies that help promote beer within; another lively aspect!
You can identify a stir-fry restaurant by the large signs outside, which typically display the characters “熱炒” or “快炒”, as well as a 99 or 100. Many are also known for their signature wooden tables and round stools, which give them a simple vibe.

A stir-fry restaurant will offer a range of stir-fried dishes with most starting at 99 NTD (or more), hence its name. As for the food, restaurants usually have live and fresh seafood out in the front along with a large range meat and vegetables in glass displays or fridges. More than 100 different dishes can be ordered from the menu, ensuring that you’ll have plenty to eat: whether they be salty, spicy, fried, steamed, or more!

Dishes are commonly stir-fried, steamed, and grilled. Various soups and hot pots are very popular too.

While a stir-fry restaurant at first glance may not have the glamour of other dining locales, it’s a definite visit if you want to experience dining and drinking with the locals in a cheerful and bustling environment.
Some of the Foods and Drinks Served:

炸豆腐 Deep Fried Tofu (Zhà dòufu)

炒飯 Fried Rice (Chǎofàn)

台灣啤酒Taiwan Beer—a common sight at stir-fry restaurants (Táiwān píjiǔ)

They also are open late into the night. Their late hours complement Taiwan’s rich nightlife culture quite well, and thus make them suitable places for late-night eats and gatherings. Stir-fry restaurants can be found almost everywhere in Taiwan, especially in night markets and similar busy places where people gather.

So relax, grab a cold beer or two, and help yourself to some quick eats while letting the sound of chatter fill your ears!

What Can Be Ordered:
Vegetarian Dishes:
紅燒豆腐 Stir-Fried Tofu In Soy Sauce (Hóngshāo dòufu)
炸豆腐 Deep Fried Tofu (Zhà dòufu)
清炒空心菜 Stir-Fried Water Spinach (Qīng chǎo kōngxīncài)
清炒高麗菜 Stir-Fried Cabbage with Garlic (Qīng chǎo gāolí cài)
Rice and Noodle Dishes:
炒飯-素/豬肉/牛肉/雞肉/海鮮  Fried Rice-with /vegetables/pork/beef/chicken/seafood (Chǎofàn-sù/zhūròu/niúròu/jīròu/hǎixiān)
炒麵-素/豬肉/牛肉/雞肉/海鮮 Fried Noodles-with /vegetables/pork/beef/chicken/seafood (Chǎo mǐfěn-sù/zhūròu/niúròu/jīròu/hǎixiān)
Egg Dishes:
菜脯蛋 Pan-Fried Fragrant Turnip Omelet (Cài pú dàn)
九層塔煎蛋  Basil Eggs (Jiǔcéngtǎ jiān dàn)
Seafood Dishes:
黑豆蒸魚Steamed Fish, with Black Beans (Hēidòu zhēngyú)
蒸魚 Steamed Fresh Fish (Zhēngyú)
炒大蝦 Stir-Fried Prawn (Chǎo dà xiā)
鹽酥牡蠣 Deep Fried Oyster with Salt and Pepper (Yán sū mǔlì)
綜合生魚片 Sashimi Combo (Sashimi)
炒蛤蜊 Stir-Fried Clams  (Chǎo gélí)
Pork Dishes:
糖醋排骨 Sweet and Sour Pork (Táng cù páigǔ)鹽酥排骨 Deep Fried Pork Ribs with Salt and Pepper (Yán sū páigǔ)
Chicken Dishes:
白切雞 Boiled Chicken (Bái qiē jī)
三杯雞 Stewed Chicken with Soy Sauce in Casserole (Sān bēi jī)
宮保雞丁 Kong Pao Chicken (Gōngbǎo jī dīng)
Beef Dishes:
沙茶牛肉 Stir-Fried Beef with Barbecue Sauce (Shā chá niúròu)
蔥爆牛肉 Stir-Fried Beef with Spring Onion (Cōng bào niúròu)

蛤仔湯Clam Soup (Há zǐ tāng)
蚵仔湯Oyster Soup (Hézǐ tāng)
麻油雞鍋Chicken with Sesame Oil Soup (Máyóu jī guō)
This is just a small sample of the foods that can be ordered. Visit http://kitchen.j321.com/Taiwanese-stir-fried-dishes-Chinese-English-menu-restaurant to see more options!
99 Stir-Fry Restaurants in Taiwan:
九號碼頭99食尚熱炒店 Pier No. 9  99 Stir-Fry Restaurant
Chongde Road, No. 171, Sec. 3, Beitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan

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