Hello everyone! I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Kaohsiung!
In Taiwan, we have McDonald’s and Burger King, but there is a hamburger shop that is unique to Taiwan and only exists in the south.
It’s called Dandan Hanbao, and it’s a hamburger shop with a pelican character as its landmark.
I am ashamed to admit that I had never heard of it before coming to Kaohsiung, but I was surprised at how cheap and tasty.
Let me tell you why it’s only in southern Taiwan, and what I thought when I actually went there!
Experienced a working holiday in Kaohsiung for a year from February 2020. Currently, I am writing a blog based on that experience.
By reading this article, you’ll get to know about the most popular burgers in southern Taiwan!
The following article will introduce you to some of the best burgers in Kaohsiung.
What is a Dan Dan hamburger?
Dan-Dan Hamburger (丹丹漢堡) is a hamburger restaurant that was established in Kaohsiung City in 1984, and currently has stores only in Kaohsiung City, Tainan City, and Pingdong City in Taiwan.
It’s highly rated on the Taiwanese internet, and is considered a must-go place!
There are 14 different set menus, each of which is under 400 yen, which is also very cheap.
As of 2017, there are 42 restaurants, and they are very special and only found in the southern region.
Most of the stores are open early in the morning and close at 9:00 p.m., which is also a healthy business hour.
Now, let me explain why they are limited to the South.
Why is it limited to the south?
There are many theories, but it is thought that the reason is that the people who run the stores are all relatives and they do not allow others to run the shops.
Some also speculate that they don’t open stores in the north because of the high transportation costs, and that the southern taste is too sweet for northerners.
Some people on the Internet say that if they open a restaurant in Taipei, they will lose money due to wages and rent, and after they become famous, the mainland will buy them out.
I don’t know the truth behind the reasons, but it seems that Taiwanese people enjoy eating these burgers in the south.
Luckily, I was studying abroad in Kaohsiung, so I had many opportunities to visit the restaurant.
I was very jealous of my friends who lived in northern Taiwan (lol).
How to get to the store
I’ll introduce the Xiziwan store in Kaohsiung, which is the most accessible.
First of all, when you arrive at the Xiziwan station, take exit 1.
You’ll see the store right in front of you!
It’s a very convenient location.
View of the store
At the front of the store, there is a line to order and a line to pick up your takeaway.
If you want to eat in the restaurant, you can pick up your food at the special pickup area.
You may have to wait quite a while during lunch and evening hours.
There may not be enough seats in some restaurants, so takeaway is recommended.
I recommend the teriyaki burger set!
The set includes a beverage.
The beverage is included in the set, and even the regular amount is quite large, so you may not be able to finish it (lol).
They also have curry chicken burgers, fried chicken, and more!
There are also limited time menus, which are very popular.
How to Order and Points to Note
There is an ordering area at the entrance, so if you want a set, choose a number and place your order.
Only cash is accepted as payment.
Taste of the food
I ordered number 14, the teriyaki burger set!
It comes with a burger, soup, fried wontons, and a drink.
These fried wontons are supposed to be eaten in the soup!
However, when the temperature is hot, it is better not to order soup.
because it is quite too hot to drink.
Please be careful…
The teriyaki burger tasted just as good as the famous hamburger place!
The soup was also hot and went well with the wontons.
The drink was too much to drink, so I took it home.
- Limited to southern Taiwan
- Cheap and tasty.
- The soup is quite hot.
This is an introduction to Dandan Hanbao, only available in southern Taiwan!
I’ll be posting more information about Taiwan in the future, so please stay tuned.
Thank you for reading to the end!