A longtime Chinatown staple, Taiwan Cafe feeds Boston’s cravings for authentic Taiwanese street food with a perfectly crispy scallion pancake wrapped around savory steak slices, complete with a dash of hoisin sauce.
With an extensive menu that covers everything from Taiwanese classics like minced pork rice to oyster omelets, Taiwan Cafe also includes lesser-known Taiwanese dishes like a sautéed pork dish with bamboo tips.
For a truly authentic experience, order a plate of stinky tofu. Taiwan Cafe is one of the few restaurants in Boston that carries this quintessential Taiwanese street food.
The main thing I come here for is the beef noodle soup. It’s a tad salty, but about as close to the real thing as I can find in this city.