• Experiencing Traditional Taiwanese Markets
  • Strolling through the Dadaocheng streets, soaking yourself in the local stories, and history.
  • Feeling the amazing traditional market atmosphere of Taiwan
  • Getting to know the culture of Dadaocheng’s Men’s Club(Jiu Jia) in Taiwan
  • Local ingredients knowledge
  • The must-have dish for Taiwanese family gatherings – Squid, Conch, and Garlic Soup
  • Savoring the essence of the common street food, Fried Rice Noodles
  • Exploring the fundamental flavors of Taiwanese cuisine, this is an immersive experience where you eat as you learn.
  • Languages : Taiwanese, Chinese, English, and Limited Japanese


  • Saturday, 09:30-12:30
  • Language: Mandarin, English, limited Japanese
  • Max. people in the class is 6
  • NT 2600 / person
  • Venue: BeMyGuest Taipei

2F, No. 356, Section 1, Dihua Street, Datong District, Taipei City 

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Same price for adults and children

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Traditional Market Tour

Not only cooking, but also to discover some Dadaocheng history and local stories, as you are in the most prosperous and fashionable area in Taipei 170 years ago.
Alex will share some local stories and gossip on the way to the traditional market.
In the market, we will learn some local ingredients and try some Taiwanese gourmets.

Learn this Club dish, no worries for a lifetime of hangovers

The Squid Soup contents of squid, garlic sprouts, and conches, and is a famous dish for refreshment from the handovers.

In the glorious and prosperous era of Dadaocheng, the “Jiu Jia”(酒家 Men Clubs) was the place for men to gather, recite poems, talk about current affairs, or negotiate business, of course, there were also females to accompany with.

In order to help those big bosses to continue to negotiate business after rounds of alcohol, the chefs cooked this delicious and amazing soup to balance their drunkenness to avoid handovers, so that the big bosses can continue to stay longer in the club for more business chatting.

In our exclusive cooking class,  Alex will share the story of the Jiu Jia club culture in Dadaocheng.

In this chic and comfortable atmosphere, we will start to cook the famous Jiu Jia Club dishes – Squid Soup and how cook yummy traditional Taiwanese fried rice noodles.

  • Eazy walk in the Dadaocheng neighborhood, listening to stories and learning about Dadaocheng local stories.
  • On the way to the nearby traditional market, Alex will share some local stories and gossip. In the market, you will have chances to know some local ingredients, and maybe have the opportunity to try the local cuisine.
  • It is suitable for parents and children, company departments or friends to cook together.
  • Learn about the evolution of Jiu Jia Club cuisine while cooking.
  • Put on your unique designed apron (this is a gifts can be brought back), have a cup of coffee, tea  (or soft drink), and let yourself into the feeling to be a chef.
  • Preparing of a squid.
  • How to cut a squid?
  • What is the Three Must elements for Taiwanese Cuisine?
  • Are the fried rice noodles really to be stir-fried?
  • When your food is ready you must take photos,  and upload to your IG and FB , let your friends envy and appreciate your beautiful works.
  • Enjoy your great jobs.

    What are included
    – An gift apron with an exclusive logo designed by “BeMyGuest Taipei” .
    – Soft drinks, coffee, or tea
    – English or Mandarin Recipes  (By e-files)

BeMyGuest Taipei is located on the 2nd floor of the residential area of ShI-Lian-Dong and any one is not allowed to enter without our escort.

The meeting time for activities or dinners is 10 minutes before the starting time.

The meeting point is at the central entrance of the ShI-Lian-Dong(Ten Connected Buildings 十連棟, see the photos below), No. 356, Section 1, Dihua Street, Datong District, Taipei City.

bemyguest taipei cooking classes 歷史建築十連棟 

We will escort you to the traditional market and our cooking class after everybody shows up.

Please do not push our staff to escort you earlier.

Late arriving  will cause serious trouble for us, please don’t.

Please be on time, the staff will lead you 10 minutes before the event.

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Path from MRT Daqiaotou station  5 mins walk。

The nearest parking is located under the Taipei bridge, there are 2 parking areas,

All reservations must be completed 48 hours before the events and dinners date, and the GO-SHOW reservation cannot be accepted.

Please book on our online shop and finish the payment. Visa/Master/ JCB Credit Cards are accepted.

From time to time, due to the high safety control from the bank, some of the credit cards might have problems while you have a overseas payment.
This means you might not finish the reservation process.
Please try to contact Alex directly if you need help for booking.





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Environmental etiquette

BeMyGuest Taipei is located on the 2nd floor of the community building. Although it is a legal restaurant, we respect the residents of the community. In addition to wearing a mask when entering and leaving the community, we also enforce the etiquette policy of keeping the volume down. Please cooperate with us in the community. Do not make loud noises in public spaces.

Dinner experience, cooking experience

All activities and dinners have fixed times, so please be on time.

Please meet at the meeting point (usually the central entrance of ten consecutive historic buildings) at the designated time, our staffs will welcome you and lead you into our restaurant and start the activity.

At the end of the event, please follow the instructions of the staffs and let them guide you out of the event venue comfortably and happily.

Be On time

Due to limited manpower, please be on time. After all the guests are present, we will have a special person to lead you into the restaurant.

Arriving late or arriving at different times will cause the staff to take care of your meals and at the same time to taking guests up and downstairs, which will cause trouble. We will try our best to take care of the service quality of your catering and space, we kindly ask your cooperation and understanding.


Outside food, and drinks are not allowed.

You can bring your own alcohol with advance notice and pay the corkage fee.



The dinner and cooking experience in BeMyGuest Taipeii does not provide take-out service. If you need to bring your own creations from your cooking class back home, please bring your own environmentally friendly lunch boxes or containers.


If the reservation is cancelled 7 days before the event or experience, a full refund will be given after deducting a 5% handling fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations within 7 days or no-shows.


Please follow the government smoking regulations and no smoking is allowed indoors or in historic buildings.


Due to lack of equipments and manpower, BeMyGuest Taipei does not provide any facilities and seats for children and infants. Adults accompanying them must take care of their own children and infants at any time.


We love animals, especially our Nemo, a naughty Labrador Retriever. However our space is limited and we don’t suggest you come with your lovely pets, except the service dogs.

Staff Area

We emphasize that safety is always our top priority. The staff area including but not limited to the kitchen and balcony area has been clearly marked and labled, no guest will be allowed to enter into any of the staff area at all times. It will be your own responsibilities when violation.

Insurance Policy

Each our guest will be covered a Public accident liability insurance.

Alex, a former cabin chief and flight attendant trainer for an airline.
Passionate about travel, Alex has explored destinations worldwide. Notably, he volunteered as a Chinese teacher for local youth in Tibetan villages near the foothills of the Himalayas in Dharamsala, India. 

Alex, chef of BeMyGuest Taipei Cooking Class
Alex, chef of BeMyGuest Taipei Cooking Class
Alex is also the author of several travel books about Bali, showcasing an intimate knowledge of the island. He has published multiple travel guides about Bali.
Alex enjoys both indulging in and preparing food and drinks, reflecting his love for the exhilaration of cooking and his appreciation for fine wines and cuisine.
He relishes exploring traditional markets in various cities and studying the differences in cooking methods across cultures and countries. As a result, he has earned a professional certification in Taiwanese cuisine.
Alex believes that the inspiration comes from love. 
It is how you love the various backgrounds of the ingredients and food.
This emotional bond naturally resonates with the food, enabling the creation of delicious dishes. Do you believe in this too?