Ay-Chung Flour Rice Noodles 阿宗麵線 serves a highly addictive bowl of rice noodles. It could be one of the best noodles in Ximending. The store only offers one thing. It doesn't need to cloud your judgment with other items because it does it so well. Opened since 1975, the store has seen a few face lifts (I can imagine it operating from a food cart original). The soup base remains outstandingly delicious - made from pig's intestines, bamboo shoots, bonito flakes and some trade secret ingredients.
Opened late during the day, Ay-Chung Flour Rice Noodles is in no hurry to rush their broth. Each bowl of noodles costs 45 NT /small and 60 NT/large and is garnished with vivid colors of cilantro. The sauce station behind offers chili oil, minced garlic, and vinegar.
Now the only thing between you and your bowl of sinfully delicious bowl of hot noodles is you and your plastic spoon... and maybe a few eager customers trying to fight for your stool. There are no tables, no service. Only a few stools on the side. Everyone just stands around and slurps the goodness down.
Next stop,Yu's Almond Tofu to collect some silky gelatin before our flight home.
Ay-Chung Flour Rice Noodles
No.8-1, Emei St., Wanhua District, Taipei City
Ximen MRT: Exit 6