We were having a serious cravings for sweet dumplings while walking around the area after visiting Ning Xia night market and chanced upon this very popular stall with the locals. There were long queues outside the shop and we found out that the store was famous for soy bean curd pudding which explains the name Beans Village.
The store has been around since 1965 and have been serving traditional soy bean curd desserts with traditional Taiwanese toppings like yam balls and tapioca balls.
Today they serve a variety of desserts either than just soy bean curd. They have shaved ice with grass jelly, tapioca balls as well as lemon jelly. For bean curd toppings, they have barley, yam balls, red bean, cereal, lemon and dumpling with soy bean as well. Each bowl is only from TWD 45 to TWD 75.
The available tables for eating in is also limited on the first floor but there is also 2nd floor for customers if the first floor is full. All customers have to make the orders at the order counter before taking their food from the food counter before taking a seat.
The dessert shop is entirely self service so from taking the food to getting a table and even keeping your empty bowls, there is no servers and all customers have to do it themselves.
Since we were craving only for the dumplings, we did not try the bean curd. The dumplings here were smaller in size with black sesame fillings. The skin of each dumpling is springy, chewy and thin bursting with sesame fillings. The peanut soup is sweet with the peanut cooked till soft which melts in your mouth. The desserts here were legit good which explains the non stop customers coming into the shop.
Address: No. 49號, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103
Operating hours: 10 am to 1 am
Nearest Station: Shuang Lian Station