Minced pork rice(滷肉飯) is the hamburger of Taiwan. Just about ever street corner in Taiwan has some hole-in-the-wall place that sells their own version of the ultimate Taiwanese dish. Who would’ve thought that rice, pork belly and pork oil would make such a magical pairing? The cherry on top is that each bowl usually costs no more than a dollar or two,.

In the past we’ve touched on our favorite spot in Taipei,  Kinfen Braised Pork Rice.  Sadly, we don’t have anything close to them here in the Bay Area. But we do have a fifth of vodka and some ginger ale in our desk drawer that can help give us the illusion of Kinfen. #justsaying

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After some digging(and lots of eating) we’ve discovered there are nearly 40 places you can get your minced pork rice fix, in the Bay Area. 40! Who would’ve thought??

 

San Francisco

Taste of Formosa on Clement. Picture courtesy of Yelp.

Name Taste of Formosa Editors Pick
Address 2428 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121 (map)
Phone (415) 668-6368
Yelp

Name Taiwan Restaurant 台灣飯店
Address 445 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 (map)
Phone (415) 387-1789
Yelp

Name Five Happiness
Address 4142 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94118 (map)
Phone (415) 387-1234
Yelp

 

South Bay

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Looks so pretty I’m hurtin’ on the inside. [Instagram: Malfarie]

Name Izzo Restaurant Editors Pick
Address 1701 Lundy Ave  #100, San Jose, CA 95131 (map)
Address 246 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 (map)
Phone (408) 392-8293
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Name Tea Era
Address 20916 Homestead Road, San Jose, CA 95131 (map)
Phone (408) 996-9898
www.teaeracafe.com
Yelp

Name L’epi D’or Bakery
Address 19675 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 (map)
Phone (408) 255-2221
Yelp

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Beautiful, just beautiful. A must get at Tai Kee Won Ton. [Instagram: kkc812]

Name Tai Kee Won Ton
Address 2092 Concourse Drive, San Jose, CA 95131 (map)
Phone (408) 432-8889
Yelp

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Classica take and plenty of pickled veggies at Liang’s Kitchen [Instagram: sk_ill_est]

Name Liang’s Kitchen
Address 402 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035 (map)
Phone (408) 577-1922
Yelp

Name Mama Chef Kitchen Editors Pick
Address 5075 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051 (map)
Phone (408) 249-9888
Yelp

Name Southland Flavor Cafe 台南風味小吃
Address 10825 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino, CA 95014 (map)
Phone (408) 446-9488
Yelp

The minced pork rice at Chi

The minced pork rice at Chi

Name Chi 柒 台式熱炒 Editors Pick
Address 42 Dixon Rd, Milpitas, CA 95035 (map)
Phone (408) 956-9051
Yelp

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Name Mama Chen’s Kitchen
Address 19052 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, CA 95014 (map)
Phone (408) 996-8877
Yelp

 

East Bay

Name Milk and Honey Cafe
Address  34265 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont CA 94555 (map)
Phone (510) 598-4108
www.milkandhoneyfremont.com
Yelp

Name Tea Six
Address  34460 Fremont Blvd, Fremont CA 94555 (map)
Phone (510) 791-6489
Yelp

Name Papa Lin
Address 35201 Newark Blvd, Newark, CA 94560 (map)
Phone (510) 565-1281
Yelp

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Name Tea Papa
Address 46461 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA (map)
Phone (510) 683-9330
www.teapapa.com
Yelp

Name Verona Pin Tea
Address 46999 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 (map)
Phone (510) 683-1757
www.veronapintea.com
Yelp

Name Little Taipei Cafe
Address 46847 Warm Spring Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 (map)
Phone (510) 657-8488
Yelp

Name 好年東 Fusion House
Address 46228 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 (map)
Phone (510) 226-6909
Yelp

Name Grand Harbor
Address 46577 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 (map)
Phone (510) 656-9688
Yelp

Name Du Xiao Yue Editors Pick
Address 4161 Cushing Parkwy, Fremont, CA 94538 (map)
Phone (510) 661-9316
Yelp

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Name Taiwan Bento Editors Pick
Address 412 22nd Street, Oakland, CA 94612 (map)
Phone (510) 250-9858
Yelp

Name Porridge House
Address 39135 Cedar Boulevard, Newark, CA 94560 (map)
Phone (510) 791-1880
Yelp

Name Tea Station
Address 39115 Cedar Boulevard, Newark, CA 94560 (map)
Phone (510) 713-9588
www.teastationusa.com
Yelp

Name 168 Restaurant
Address 3288 Pierce Street, Richmond, CA 94804 (map)
Phone (510) 558-9168
Yelp

Name Tea Press Cafe
Address 2552 Bancroft Way, Berkeley  CA 94704 (map)
Phone (510) 665-1888
Yelp

 

Inland

Name Cafe Taiwan
Address 3550 Stanley Blvd, Pleasanton, CA 94566 (map)
Phone (925) 931-1388
Yelp

Name Tea Breeze
Address 4275 Rosewood Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588 (map)
Phone (925) 734-8889
Yelp

Name Jim’s Taiwanese Cuisine
Address 4288 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin, CA 94568 (map)
Phone (925) 828-6788
Yelp

 

Peninsula

Name Ocha Tea Cafe
Address 2986 S Norfolk St (Hillsdale Blvd), San Mateo(map)
Phone (650) 358-0352
Yelp

Name Formosa Express
Address 2992 S Norfolk Street, San Mateo (map)
Yelp

Making my heart stop at Queen House in Mountain View. Instagram joyaa0314

Making my heart stop at Queen House in Mountain View. Instagram joyaa0314

Name Queen House Editors Pick
Address 273 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 (map)
Phone (650) 960-0580
Yelp

Name Verde Tea Kitchen
Address 852 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 (map)
Phone (650) 210-9986
www.verdeteacafe.net
Yelp

Name Tasty Pearl Cafe
Address 213 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030 (map)
Phone (650) 689-5695
Yelp

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Beautiful shot at Teanado. Instagram itsedtastic

Name Teanado 茶旋風
Address 550 Lakeside Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 (map)
Phone (669) 224-4995
www.teanado.com
Yelp

Name China Bee Editors Pick
Address 31 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401 (map)
Phone (650) 348-1889
Yelp