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Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner

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One of the best known places for frugal eats, this veritable institution has been around since 1933 and holds a special place in every Taichungese’s he...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

It is a famous restaurant of Ruiwan meatball. As I went there at 3PM, there were still many people eating. They have just three kinds of food, and I ordered meatball, of course, and a soup of fish meatball. They were not bad, but it...is a pity that they don’t make anything else.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 2 December 2017

This was our first meal in Taichung and we are satisfied with it. The meatballs are very tasty and they are probably the best meatballs I have ever eaten in my life so far. Make sure you check it out when you visit Taichung!

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Only 3 menu to choose from - Taiwan meatball - Rice noodle soup - Fishball soup Not a fan of Taiwan meatball, as it is wrapped by a thick layer of sticky rice. I've tried other shop, but this one is definitely better. We also...ordered their fishball soup, which is very good, you might end up ordering two. Place is well ventilated, and from the time you took your seat, Taiwan meatball is already offered in front of you, as it's the default order. Overall, it's worth a try, especially when you are close by. But I wouldn't say it's a must try.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Not really a Taiwanese style meatball lover since I first tried few years ago, but this meat ball changed my impression on Taiwanese meatball. Should go and try it yourself.

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This place has been around since 1933 and the flavors hasn't changed from the last 30 years. A must for all foreign visitors searching real local food you can't get normally! A porkball covered in a gelatinous wrap with sauces most westerners haven't tasted. A...nice balance of sweet and salty. Don't forget to get one of the 2 soups options. The menu is simple, just 3 options. K.I.S.S!More

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The food is delicious. I always order two meatballs and one rice noodle soup. If you favor spicy, they provide their own chili paste. The environment is simple and clean.

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I read about this place in the Rough guide book, it's a large restaurant, a pretty plain tiled interior, they only really seem to do meatballs and soup. The meatballs come in a sort of thick rubbery skin, I could have done with a knife...to cut through it! Don't let the description put you off this place is well worth seeking out, the meatballs are delicous, there are no menus in English by the way but the staff are cheerful and helpful so it's not a problem.More

Date of visit: March 2016
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

I found this place by Google Map. This was one of the local stuff I sampled while I was in Taichung. The plan was to have it consumed in house before I thought takeaway was a better option to finish it up at the roadside....It's not your usual kind of meat ball in which something similar to that of glutinous rice texture that wrapped to conceal the meat fillings in it.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Yes, Taichung Meatballs offers takeaway services.

Taichung Meatballs is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4.5