A typical day ordering food in Taipei... Most of the Taiwanese restaurants you will visit are simple with small wooden tables with a menu much like the one above. You sit down and check off what you would like. After ordering, there is usually a small container with tea to pour yourself. Usually your food is brought to you within minutes of ordering.
So you then sit, pick up your chopsticks, and enjoy.
I have had people point out which symbols mean what and can now identify the one for noodle soup and dumplings!
The beef noodle soup is the one check off on the menu above. Typically you find dumplings at the top, because, obviously they are the best.