Rolling Egg (Fāngǔnba Dànjuǎn 翻滾吧，蛋捲!)
Eggs are rolling into Western-style breakfasts all day long on Tainan’s East Side. Bacon and eggs, omelets, scrambles, Eggs Benedict, pancakes, waffles, and steak breakfasts can be ordered off the menu from open to close. If breakfast food isn’t on your mind, their whole menu is available at any time (excluding the Age of Enlightenment). The lunch and dinner menu includes a variety of diner favorites such as soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, nachos, and wings. They also have a wide variety of burgers including chili, guacamole, blue cheese, barbecue, and… peanut butter? Children sets are also on the menu, as are smoothies and milkshakes.
Rolling Egg sits just inside a lane off of Dongning Road that is right across from the park on the corner of Dongning and Linsen. Their decent-sized dining space is clean and comfortable with an open view of the kitchen and lots of daylight coming in through the glass facade. The place seems spacious on the weekdays, but expect crowds and possibly waits for brunch on the weekends. The service is good and some of the staff can accommodate English speakers.
The menu has a great variety with clear descriptions in both English and Chinese. Prices for most plates range from NT180 – 280, but the portions are fairly large and the value is good. In general, I have been impressed with the quality of the food and its likeness to the diners I frequented back home. Good Eggs Benedict is something I miss a lot, and while their hollandaise was merely mediocre, it was a hundred times better than others I’ve tried in Taiwan. On whole, I would say Rolling Egg has the most authentic Western breakfast in the city. It is certainly a place worth seeking out if you want a good, hearty breakfast on a Sunday afternoon.
Hours: Daily 8:00AM ~ 3:00 PM; 5:00 PM ~ 9:30 PM
Phone: (06) 236-1993
Location: No. 23, alley 35, lane 192 Linsen Road (林森路), Section 2, East District, Tainan City