Best Ethnic Breakfast

Yi Mei Champion Taiwan Deli

Photo by Jon Estrada

Photo by Jon Estrada

Who needs bacon and eggs? At this always-crowded breakfast spot, the ticket is yo tiao (a.k.a. a long doughnut), a crisply fried cruller with soy milk, drunk hot from a ceramic bowl. But if that doesn’t float your boat, you can also have steamed pork buns, hot rice balls, hearty beef noodle soup or dozens of other Chinese delicacies that appear on this deli’s extensive menu, most priced well below $5. Stinky tofu, the notorious specialty that Taiwanese crave, is an acquired taste in the extreme. But then, so is Brie, if you’re Taiwanese. 3435 S. Jones Blvd., 222-3435.

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