3/5 Overall good prices and good food. It’s not the cheapest or most expensive you can find in Taipei, but it’s quick and easily accessible especially if you’re a tourist.
They have English menus, but the order form is in Chinese. You’ll have to play “match the Chinese characters”.
3/5 Sesame Noodles: The Sesame noodles were thick and tasty accompanied with thin strips of cucumber. It’s a common dish you can find throughout Taipei and it’s good, just not good enough to go out of your way to get.
3/5 Shrimp Shao Mai (Shumai) Is pretty average. There wasn’t soy sauce available at the table and it tasted a little dry.
4/5 Sweet Cream Buns: I always love the sweet cream buns. It’s a bun with a sweet egg yolk on the inside. You can find this at many dumpling restaurants and it’s hard to not be tasty.
It’s definitely good if you’re in the area. But I couldn’t give it 4/5 because it wasn’t good enough to go out of your way to get.
Mazendo Menu And Additional Photos
It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it
Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations
Satisfying and an adequate meal.
So good you’ll eat here again!
You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!
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Each rating TAIWANEATER rating is comprised of Quality, Service and Value (in order of the rating’s most important points).
QUALITY: The [Quality] is based on how good the food tastes and the presentation.
SERVICE: The [Service] is based on the dining experience. This includes the ambiance of the restaurant and how the interactions with the staff.
VALUE: The [Value] is based on both the Quality and Service in relation to the price. Ratings for food with a low price are a little more generous than food with a high price.
Money In Taiwan
Tax Is Included In The Price
All displayed prices in Taiwan are the actual price. Tax is already included and for large purchases, tourists visiting Taiwan can get a 5% Taiwan VAT refund at the airport Tax Refund counter. Some shops offer this service too, but they will require your passport.
Taiwan Is Cash Only (For Most Small Shops)
The primary payment method for all transactions in Taiwan is cash. It’s very rare for small shops to take anything other than cash. It’s more common to see places accept the Taipei Metro Card as payment rather a credit card.
Supermarkets and convenience stores in Taiwan (7-Eleven, Family Mart) do not accept credit cards (at least not American credit cards). You can only make purchases by cash or by using your pre-loaded funds on your EasyCard.
Using Credit Cards in Taiwan
Exchanging Money in Taiwan
You can exchange money at the airport or any bank in Taiwan. The rates vary from bank to bank and it can be a hassle to get a good rate. For additional information, check out my Exchanging Money In Taiwan Guide.
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