Tuesday, August 21, 2007


I finally got a chance to try out this Taiwanese restaurant! Often packed with people the menu offers a variety of Chinese dishes as well as Taiwanese specialities.

We had to give my favourite dish Hainan chicken (RMB34) a try but unfortunately it was pretty tasteless. The dips were not authentic and added nothing to the chicken.

Stir-fried beef with Chinese cruller (RMB33). The rice cruller was crunchy and the beef succulent. The sauce however tasted of mainly soya and therefore not got a lot of depth.

Ma Po tofu (RMB26). It had all the flavours and spiciness the dish should have. Two thumbs up if you like tofu.

Stir-fried string beans with chili (RMB29). The beans were a little overcooked and very garlicky. Not the best one I had.

A Taiwanese special with a very unusual name: Ants Climbing Tree (RMB31). Basically it's clear mung bean noodles with spicy pork mince and veg. This version looked too wet and the sauce is way too thick (and too much of it). It's also quite similar to the tofu dish and although it tasted nice it wasn't the way it should be.

Fried rice with black pepper beef (RMB29). I didn't taste black pepper at all and again soya sauce dominated the dish.

Perhaps we should have plain rice instead since everything had such strong taste to it (don't get me wrong I do like sharp tasting food). I will have to try out more Taiwanese dish like beef noodles next time.

68 Tai Cang Rd (near Hubin Rd.), Shanghai. Tel: 6386-5701

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