Hsinchu, a charming city in northern Taiwan, is the epitome of "old meets new". With a rich history of more than 300 years, Hsinchu homes ancient sights and landmarks that blends seamlessly with the city's present technological appeal.
Even though Hsinchu might not be the most popular Taiwan tourist destination among Singaporeans, the streets are adorned with a range of restaurants, bars, and eateries. Follow KKday as we show you the best breakfast eateries in Hsinchu to shake your wake up and start your travelling journey right!
1. Shu Ba Breakfast Shop
A popular breakfast option in Hsinchu, Shu Ba Breakfast Shop provides customers the best of both worlds made into one — potato pancakes. Operating from 6am daily, Shu Ba Breakfast Shop offers various filling with their pancakes; the most unique of them all is the fried noodles.
Coming in either black pepper or ketchup flavour, the noodles are cooked al dente and sandwiched between a crisp potato pancake. The combination, albeit unusual, complements each other and are pretty explanatory for the buzz over Shu Ba Breakfast Shop.
6am - 11.30am
No. 88, Shijie Street, East District, Hsinchu City, 300
2. Xin Yuan Breakfast Shop
If you need a good reason to visit Hsinchu, Xin Yuan Breakfast Shop is it. Extremely popular with the locals for its tasty soup dumplings, the eatery is becoming famous for both its delicious food and snaking queues.
Wrapped in paper-thin skin, the soup dumplings are savory and succulent; sending an explosion of juices with every bite. To make hold its name as the best dumpling in Hsinchu, Xin Yuan Breakfast Shop offers customers the choice of drizzling a special house sauce atop their dumplings. There's absoutely no reason for anyone to miss this baby out in Hsinchu!
5.30am - 11.30am (Closed every Monday)
No. 583, Section 2, Jingguo Rd, North District, Hsinchu City, 300
3. Wow Breakfast / Shui Ge Yang Sheng Breakfast Shop
Having first started out its business as a humble food truck, Wow Breakfast has since grew in popularity and is fast becoming a definite must-try in Hsinchu. Its menu options expanded with its success, and the eatery now offers a range of sandwiches and rice rolls to cater to its customers.
The rice rolls are stuffed with a variety of ingredients ranging from roast chicken to grilled eel — breakfast is never dull in Hsinchu.
5.30am - 11am (Closed on Sundays)
No. 114, Minsheng Rd, East District, Hsinchu City, 300
4. Jiangong Breakfast
Just like every traditional breakfast eatery, Jiangong Breakfast offers the usual pancakes, toast and burgers on their menu. However, the shop's speciality egg wraps is the highlight of your breakfast in Hsinchu. Rolled with rice and a variety of ingredients, the egg wraps served at Jiangong Breakfast are personalised to cater to varying preferences.
Complete your meal with a topping of your choice — ranging from ketchup to soy sauce, to pepper and chilli — there's no such thing as a picky eater with Jiangong Breakfast!
6am - 11am (Closed every Sunday)
No. 46, Jiangong 1st Rd, East District, Hsinchu City, 300
5. Grandma's Noodle Shop / Ah Po Breakfast Noodle Shop
Located near a schooling district in Hsinchu, Grandma's Noodle Shop is mostly packed with students who adore the eatery for its generous portions and reasonable prices. Grandma's Noodle Shop's springy and delectable noodles paired with its juicy and flavourful dumplings — we're sure this eatery will score well with even the strictest food critics. Be sure to drop by Grandma's Noodle Shop when you're in Hsinchu. After all, grandma's food is always the best, isn't it?
Tuesday - Friday: 6am - 2pm, 5pm - 6.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 6am - 2pm
No. 6, Dongshan St, East District, Hsinchu City, 300
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