Woolloomooloo Christmas in Taipei

Are you looking for ideas about where to dine at Christmas?  If so, look no further than hip, urban Aussie-influenced restaurant Woolloomooloo.  And leave a comment describing what you love most about Christmas in Taipei to win one of two special Toby’s Estate arabica coffee bean hampers valued at NT$1,000 courtesy of Woolloomooloo.


But first, the food.  Many of my Taipei-based readers have no doubt already been to Woolloomooloo, the uber-cool, super-relaxed cafe/restaurant run by former architect Jimmy Yang.  Slightly quirky, the Australian-fusion cuisine is yummy — especially my favourites vices: pizza and brownies.  If you haven’t been there, read about the review I did in the November edition of Centered on Taipei magazine.

To celebrate Christmas, Woolloomooloo has put together a special five-course banquet menu for dinner on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.  For NT$1,200 per head, enjoy being looked after by someone else on Christmas Day rather than stressing about getting the turkey cooked just right (yes, I have experienced raw turkey on Christmas Day and while we laugh about it now, it was no fun at the time).  The menu, which is below, features a main course choice of either a herb-roasted poussin (much fancier than turkey!), or tender pork tenderloin drizzled with berry consomme (like something Jamie Oliver would whip up for Christmas).   Dessert includes a choice between two non-traditional yet Christmas inspired choices that are bound to become new festive favourites.  And for an additional NT$500, you can include a glass of specially selected wine to complement each of the entrée and main courses.

The Christmas menu is available at Woolloomooloo’s Xinyi branch at 379 Xinyi Road Section 4 (not far from the Taipei World Trade Center).  Due to its popularity, this restaurant has been extended so there should now be room for all the family at Christmas.  But it is best to book ahead on 8789 0128 just in case.


Anyone who has met owner Woolloomooloo Jimmy Wang knows of his passion for good, Australian coffee (his business card reads ‘anchor for that desperate fix caffeine – intoxicant – ecstasy’).  And he is offering a special for Taiwanxifu readers.  Leave a comment to tell us what you love most about Christmas in Taipei for the opportunity to win one of two special Christmas coffee hampers, each containing two 250g packs of Australian-imported roasted arabica coffee beans from Toby’s Estate (retail price NT$1000 for the hamper).   Winners will be announced on 22 December.

So what do you love most about Christmas in Taipei?

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‘Taiwanxifu’ (pronounced ‘shee foo’) means ‘Taiwan daughter-in-law’ in Chinese and has been my nickname ever since I married my Taiwanese husband, Sam. I love sampling Taiwanese food, even local specialties such as stinky tofu, pigs blood cake and Taipei beef noodle soup with offal. But there are many other options on the menu. Promise!
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7 Responses to Woolloomooloo Christmas in Taipei

  1. taiwanxifu says:

    What does Taiwanxifu love most about Christmas in Taipei? Many things, but I really enjoy my evening walk home through Xinyi Square which is always decked out in the bright lights of Christmas. This year there is a lovely Christmas tree near Mitsukoshi A9 where you can pose for pictures in front of a fake fireplace.

  2. Katrina says:

    Coming from a small town, I love the options for celebrating Christmas in Taipei. Restaurants put on some interesting menus and you can find something for any budget. I also love the music put on at the National Concert Hall and in different open-air squares around the city on Christmas Eve. It seems people in Taipei love finding reasons to have fun and brighten up an otherwise dreary winter season in the city.

  3. sam says:

    Taipei probably not the most beautiful city to be in for Christmas, but I love to have Christmas here in Taipei because I can catch up with my old friends chatting, eating, and drinking like those old days. After been away from “home” for so many years, this is what I love most about Christmas in Taipei!

  4. Pei says:

    Christmas has become meaningful to me since I have had a family in Australia. I love doing Christmas shopping for them in big department stores and little lane way shops in Taipei, it gives me a warm feeling in cold December. I also enjoy the atmosphere of having a Christmas meal in a nice restaurant with good friends. Even though we may not be Christian, it is still exciting to have a reason to dress up and to share the moment with loved ones in Taipei, where my family and best friends are.

  5. I love Christmas here because my wife, daughters, and I have started our family traditions. On Christmas Eve usually attend the candlelight church service at the Taiwan Theological Seminary Chapel on Yangminshan, and on Christmas Day, we always go to Hot Springs in the afternoon.

    This Christmas will be extra special because my parents will be joining us for their first Christmas in Taiwan, and their first Christmas ever with their granddaughters!

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