Taipei Town Chinese Restaurant : Dining !

Trip Start May 27, 2012
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Monday, January 7, 2013

DINING AT AN AUTHENTIC CHINESE RESTAURANT

(my review)



Great Cuisine with an Ambience that Travels you!


The many years of successful presence in the market, the high standards of the Taipei Town Restaurant and the quality of food served here is surely something to be noticed.



I wanted to include a Chinese restaurant in my Larnaca Guide on this trip and I decided to return to Taipei instead of searching for a new one or visit any other, only because I was fully satisfied the previous time I was here -a year back. One reason was its amazing food, and secondly the impeccable service.

Dimitri who is the owner has a direct contact with his guests and this is amazing. You will see him going around the tables chatting with customers and even suggests combinations or helps if you are not that accustomed to the Chinese cuisine.



The restaurant's glamorous interior is chic oriental in warm colours. It has an ambience that guarantees unique dining in the style of a truly sophisticated Chinese restaurant. Its cozy atmosphere evokes and travels you to exotic destinations, to a Chinese cosmopolitan atmosphere and for minutes you might think that you are somewhere else.



The restaurant has two levels and can accommodate up to 130 people while during the summer evenings it is really pleasant to sit outside at the nicely shaped space at the back of the restaurant. Between the two levels there is an aquarium…probably the feng shui of the restaurant for luck and prosperity!



The menu catalogue is long with more than 120 different dishes to choose from. The wine list is also rich but I remembered the wine we had last year and we ordered a bottle of Lambrusco. I believe this unique wine makes an exceptional, if unexpected, match with fiery hot-spicy dishes because its bubbly nature and slight sweetness make it work more like beer than wine to quench the flames.



In case you are not acquainted with Chinese food the "Set menu for Two" is a nice alternative that gives you the opportunity to try different dishes with plenty of choice at only 17.75 euros p.p and with less than 50 you can have wine as well.



The true is that the long menu is extremely inviting…sometimes making it difficult to choose. We thought to avoid the soup and started with some appetizers. There were 17 on the list…!!

The Prawn crackers cost 2.50 euros and Spring rolls 4. Chicken roll is at 4.90 with the Deep Pepper prawns at 10.50 which are the most expensive of all. All three appetizers were great.

There were 6 different curry dishes on the list with that of the Prawns and curry sauce being the most expensive -10.50 euros. The cheapest is the Special curry (chicken, beef and shrimps) for 7.60.  

Vegetable dishes are my favourite. The mushroom dish we had was a delight! -6.20.

Spinach with garlic is also amazing. -5.50.



Noodles are in 7 different variations at Taipei with the cheapest starting from 5.20. The Shrimps Chow Main is the most expensive, at 7.60.



The catalogue names 10 different variations of chicken between 7 to 8 euros and the same stands for Beef and Pork, 10 more variations with approximately the same cost.



Prawns and Shrimps dishes…well we had to choose from 12 variations and the cost was about 10.50 per dish

We did not have any fish but the price is between 8 euros with the Steamed Salmon at 10.60.  My sister tried it another time and she told me that it was cooked to perfection and it was very juicy.



Duck is between 9 and 10 euros and there are 6 different variations.

The whole duck dish is included is the Chef's specialty and it is a Signature dish of the Taipei. It costs 45 euros, -the most expensive of all dishes, but of course it is enough for at least 4 or 5 persons.

 

Another Signature dish is the Beef with Orange which is at 10.60, and thirdly another interesting one is the "Three in the nest" (beef, shrimps, fish and vegetables) –for 10.60 euros.

I counted a number of vegetarian dishes on the menu as well.

 

Our delectable banquet finished with dessert of course.  The restaurant fames for its homemade delicacies and I decided to have a Panacotta this time. It was simply delicious!

My sister had another very tempting sweet dessert but I miss the name. For me it was kind of sweet but she loved it.  

The list includes several Chinese desserts as well. You should try the ice mocha and praline –I have heard both are great.



I did not regret it for a minute coming here as everything we had was exceptionally tasty, ingredients fresh and once again I was amazed with the impeccable service and professionalism. The restaurant was almost full but everything was functioning well and we did not have to wait at all. In fact the flow of the dishes coming was rapid.

 

Have in mind that it is not the kind of restaurant where you can drag along little children!! Dress code –smart!

I am sure if you try the food here you will want to return for more!   
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derrick241
derrick241 on

Now I maybe wrong, but Dimitre doesnt sound like a typical Chinese name, it has more of a Greek or Cypriot ring to it :-)

I would say that it is not just Chinese food served here then ?

greekcypriot
greekcypriot on

The Executive Chef of Taipei is a Chinese. It is not the owner the one who cooks. The owner just socializes with his guests!!

greekcypriot
greekcypriot on

By the way I just remembered his name. He is called Feng Kuo Chwan.

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