Japanese Grill – Dahe Japanese Garden Grill 大和園燒肉館
Specially selected marbled beef is this restaurant’s specialty. Every bite of the juicy, top prime rib is an experience. Also enjoy: marbled pork cuts, French-style lamb chops, and more. Guaranteed to be fresh, accompanied with its own custom specialty sauces, come to Dahe Japanese Garden Grill to experience the best.
Location: No.30, Ln. 96, Zhongzheng Rd., North Dist., Hsinchu City
Freshly steamed, sweet and smelling wheat bread. The texture of the buns full to the brim and have a perfectly al-dente texture. Also the steamed flower buns, black sesame buns, bamboo shoot buns and steamed taro buns are highly recommended.
Location: No.179, Zhongyang Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Traditional braised pork rice, made of local minced pork that has a meat to fat ratio of 3:7. Freshness and cleanliness are for sure the bases for delicious food. With 17 years of experience, this is the perfect place for a quick eat.
Location: No.428, Sec. 1, Tianfu Rd., North Dist., Hsinchu City
Chen's Glutinous Rice Dumpling has been handing down their secret recipe for four generations. The restaurant is still in its original location and the recipes are based on the secrets of the ancestors. They are traditionally made from round grained sticky rice from South Xiluo, light and fragrant, perfectly steamed and complemented by its own special sauce. Best pork cuts and the 100-year-old recipe make for mouth-watering and traditional flavors. These unique flavors make Chen's Glutinous Rice Dumpling a specialty restaurant waiting for you to come and taste!
Location: No.49, Beimen St., North Dist., Hsinchu City
Traditional Dessert Tofu Pudding – Guanghua Ice Cafe 光華冰菓店
Using traditional brewing processes to make its special ginger sauce mixed with dry longan fruit sweet soup. The smooth taste and thick sauce is unique and not found anywhere else.
Location: No.35, Guanghua East St., North Dist., Hsinchu City
Red Beans are stewed to make the perfect base for this dessert. Paired with yam gnocchi, the mouth-feel changes with each bite and is sure to delight the senses!
Location: No.37, Jiangong Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Hong Kong style Barbecue – Jane Xiang HK STYLE RESTAURANT 珍香港式飲食
When in Hsinchu, you must visit Jane Xiang. At Jane Xiang, you must have the Barbecue Pork Rice. This dish comprises Hong Kong style sausages and barbecue pork with special sauce, served with fragrant Cishan rice. TVBS, iSET, and USTV channels fully recommended this restaurant as “The Best of the House.”
Location: No. 59, Nanda Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Only using the seasonal Golden Pineapples from Lot 3 to 17, these cakes are filled to the brim with thick and tasty pineapples chunks and fresh raspberries. The flaky pie crust has the highest quality while the rich butter is not greasy and melts in your mouth. It is a dessert and yet a healthy snack.
Location: No.106, Zhongzheng Rd., North Dist., Hsinchu City
Cantonese-style Radish Cakes – Ding Shang Huang Trading Company 鼎上皇商行
Fresh white radishes, Cantonese style sausages, liver sausages, white pepper, and red onion are the main ingredients for radish cake. Fried with fresh oil and XO sauce with sprinkled onions makes it the perfect representation of the taste of Hong Kong.
Location: No.87, Nanya St., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Traditional-style Green Bean and Jelly Dessert – Ah-Jhong Shaved Ice Cafe 阿忠冰店
Using a steam basket to steam the fat green beans, paired with noodle shaped al-dente rice jellies; this is a part of everyone’s childhood memory from grandma’s kitchen.
Location: No.187, Dongmen St., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Zhujiang honey comes from an 80 year-old honey farm where the father of the teashop owner kept bees. This Longyan flower honey has won accolades and awards as one of the bests in Taiwan. The teashop uses Zhujiang honey instead of the usual white sugar, resulting in a healthy and enjoyable drink.
Location: No. 254, Sec. 1, Zhonghua Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Almond Tea – A-hui Ice Café 阿惠冰店
With almonds specially chosen from the Tainan area, crystal sugar is boiled down (no starch is added) and slowly cooked with refined almond extract, resulting in a smooth and healthy drink. The perfect ratio of north almonds and south almonds gives it a pleasing smell. Because there are limited quantities of barley water during summertime, visitors should order early.
Location: No. 17, Guanghua 2nd St., North Dist., Hsinchu City
Fried Tempura – Yuxiang Tempura 漁香甜不辣
The recipe for tempura includes fresh fish paste with extra ingredients like eggs and onions. Fresh oil is used to deep fry the small cakes. Special salt is sprinkled while it’s still hot, which leads to a great flavor.
Location: No.77, Zhongyang Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City
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Brote Hibiscus Cakes – Brote Bakery 布羅特烘焙店
The Master Baker uses the whole hibiscus flower to create the sweet and sour jam. A flaky crust encases it to produce the best hibiscus cake. Pair it with tea or coffee to enjoy the best of Taiwanese delicacies.
Location: No.28, Fuxing Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City
QQ Baseball Meatball Giftbox – Chuang Family Food Co. 莊氏食品行
Try the genuine Hsinchu City cuisine – traditional meatballs filled made with a new recipe that includes a cheese filling. Western and eastern tastes make for the perfect combination.
Location: No.211, Xiangbei Rd., Xiangshan Dist., Hsinchu City
Nan Shing Pumpkin Rice Noodle Gift Box – Nan Shing Hsinchu Professional Rice Noodle Manufacturer 南興食品股份有限公司
Produces healthy and popular rice noodles. It’s different from traditional rice noodles because it’s made from 100% rice flour with pumpkin. The pumpkin adds a sweet taste and is full of nutritious value.
Location: No.97, Ln. 357, Sec. 1, Yanping Rd., North Dist., Hsinchu City
The Windy City Special Giftbox – Hsinchu HAI REI Meatballs Store 海瑞食品有限公司
Inspired by the World Expo Taiwan Pavilion and the Chinese 5 elements, the gift box is designed to reflect the sky lantern and the 5 Chinese Elements, combined with Hsinchu City’s famous hometown production. Visitors and residents of Hsinchu can appreciate local culture and history.
Location: No.98, Ximen St., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Hong Kong Style Radish Cakes – Wu Family Manufacturer 吳家莊商行
Using the best quality of rice and CAS approved meat products, also daily made and packaged, the company’s objective is to produce fresh food that is reliable.
Location: No.163, Guangdong Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Jingyi Meatballs – Jinchi Food Company 進吉食品有限公司
Jingyi Meatballs are meet government health and sanitation standards. While pork is its main ingredient, research is also constantly being done to create new flavors and combinations. Every meatball is delicious, fresh, and chewy no matter if it’s the original recipe, mushroom, or meat-filled.
Location: No.31, Beimen St., North Dist., Hsinchu City
Black Cat Steamed Buns – Black Cat Buns Company 黑貓包商行
Black Cat uses traditional bun making methods – yeast dough is allowed to ferment and rise and then smoked, resulting in soft and tender buns. Marbled pork belly is stewed for 3 hours, lean shredded pork is added after, make the perfect filling for these juicy, tasty buns.
Location: No.187, Beimen St., North Dist., Hsinchu City
These dumplings are created with the best of local Taiwanese ingredients - Cishang rice, “Taiwanese Black Pig” pork, and mushrooms from Xingshe District in Taichung City. Besides having a traditional taste, it is natural and perfect for health enthusiasts.
Location: No.289, Ximen St., East Dist., Hsinchu City
Wood oven-baked pineapple cakes are a novelty item. The filling is made from fresh pineapples boiled down until clear like crystal. Those who try it will taste the freshness of the pineapple and feel the fiber. The pastry is flaky; uses New Zealand imported butter instead of the local oils so that consumers will be healthier and happier.
Location: No.67-3, Ln. 46, Shuili Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City