Shengyuan Xiaolongbao 盛園絲瓜小籠湯包

Shengyuan Xiaolongbao 盛園絲瓜小籠湯包


Shengyuan Xiaolongbao 盛園絲瓜小籠湯包 Review

When I’m craving xiaolongbao, my Taipei food recommendation is Shengyuan Xiao Long Bao 盛園絲瓜小籠湯包. You can get high quality and affordable dumplings without the crazy wait.

At some good restaurants in Taipei like Shengyuan Xiao Long Bao 盛園絲瓜小籠湯包, you’ll find an English menu but not an English menu form. You’ll have to match up the English translation to the Chinese characters which makes for an Taipei eating experience.

Shengyuan Xiao Long Bao 盛園絲瓜小籠湯包 is your next best option for Xialongbao after Din Tai Fung. Not only does Shengyuan Xiao Long Bao 盛園絲瓜小籠湯包 have good food in Taipei, they also have bigger and cheaper Xialongbao (soup dumplings) than Din Tai Fung. It’s also located a short-walk from the original Din Tai Fung located by the Dongmen MRT station.

Best of all, it’s cheap and the portions are BIG! Pro-tip: Order a few items to start then add-on later!


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Shengyuan Xiaolongbao 盛園絲瓜小籠湯包 Menu And Additional Photos

Shengyuan Xiaolongbao 盛園絲瓜小籠湯包 Location

Rating Guide


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!

Pricing Guide


NT$1-100 (US$0-$3.23)


NT$100-300 (US$3.23-9.68)


NT$300-700 (US$9-22)


NT$700+ (US$22.60+)


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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

If you want to use your credit card in Taiwan, make sure to check if a restaurant in Taiwan accepts credit card in advance. When a place does accept credit card, it will typically be Visa or Mastercard. It’s extremely rare for a place to accept Discover and American Express.UberEats, HonestBee, Deliveroo and FoodPanda are Taipei Food Delivery Services where you can order food directly to your airbnb or hotel using a credit card.

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.


The purpose of this review is to give an honest opinion of the food you can eat in Taiwan. Many people come to Taipei to try out Taiwanese food and end up eating at low quality places meant for tourists. This is because they don’t know where the best restaurants to eat in Taipei are or because they were recommended food by a tourist rather than Taiwan Travel Blog that has researched and tried all the best Taipei eats.

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