Recommendation by Wabisavi
On the higher end of the hot-pot scale, 𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗯𝘂 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗯𝘂 offers a mixture of elegant design, attentive service, and delicious food. The menu hasn't changed much in years, which in my view is usually a sign of great success (why change what is not broken, right?). The food was exquisite and high quality, going up the spectrum all the way to lobster and A5 wagyu. My choice of 𝗕𝗲𝗲𝗳 𝗧𝗼𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗲 might sound kind of low-key, but it’s not quite as common in Taiwanese establishments as the other options. I regret nothing. Everything else we tried was also pretty amazing: 🔸 𝗢𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗴𝘂𝘀 𝗧𝗼𝗳𝘂 — a tantalizing cold appetizer of egg-tofu served with asparagus and a topping of (real) crab meat. 🔸 𝗢𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗼𝗼𝗱𝗹𝗲𝘀 — thick and chewy udon, infused with a tea scent. While these handmade noodles are unique to the store, once you finish your main dish, the staff will ask if you want to turn your leftover soup into a delicious congee, so choose your other carbs wisely. 🔸 𝗔𝗹𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗼𝗳𝘂 — almond flavoured tofu, served with ice and canned peach, is a staple in chinese restaurants, but I was pleasantly surprised by the unique mochi-like chewiness of the texture. 🔸 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗹 𝗣𝘂𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 — we received this as a complimentary dessert, probably after the staff overheard me lamenting the difficulties of finding genuine egg custard pudding across Asia. And prove me wrong did they. 💬 Chinese/English/Japanese 🌿 Vegetarian options available 💸 800 ~ 1600 元 (not including items like lobster, crab or wagyu which are in an entirely different price range)
Open today: 11:30-23:00
b1, No. 135號, Section 1, Da'an Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
I am SALIVATING!