Possibly the most famous 掛包 (guà bāo) in Taipei, 藍家掛包 is located in the Gongguan District near National Taiwan University. The line is always long whether you’re eating in or taking out, but it moves fairly quickly. While you’re waiting, why not try one of Taipei’s best bubble teas from 陳三鼎 just opposite?
Taking away is recommended, mainly because of the atrocious restaurant service. One of the staff in particular repeatedly told customers to hurry up, stop drinking, stop chatting, stop using your phones, and eat faster.
Shocking service aside, the guabao was decent. Burger-sized, tasty and tender meat, soft bun, and an acceptable amount of cilantro and crushed peanuts, all for 50NT.
Taste (out of 5): 🐢🐢🐢
Eat again? 🐢🐢🐢🐢