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COMPASS MAGAZINE > February 2008
 

Family Reunion Banquets--Shian-Yuan Seafood Restaurant, Yee Moon Resturant, King Young Restaurant, Shanghai Xin Le Yuan

 

Shian-Yuan Seafood Restaurant

 

Shian-Yuan Seafood Restaurant

(04) 2437-6588
657, JunFu Rd, Beitun District
Hours: 11 am-2:30 pm, 5-10 pm
No service charge.
Credit cards accepted.
Parking available.

Since 1991, Mr. Wu, the proprietor of Shian-Yuan Seafood Restaurant, has owned and operated several diverse eateries around the city. When it comes to running his businesses, he shows persistence in demanding quality food for his patrons. His commitment to quality can be tasted at Shian-Yuan. This seafood restaurant houses a selection of Japanese dishes and seafood selections; a table set meal here costs anywhere from NT$4,000 to NT$8,000 and feeds 10 to 12 people. Some meal dishes include: Royal Shark's Fin Lips Clay Pot (皇花翅唇煲); tender and sweet Boneless Goose (無骨鵝肉); a Lobster Platter that's made with every part of the lobster; Sea Cucumber and Mushrooms Stew (花菇煨婆參); Fried Crab and Noodles in a Clay Pot (沙公粉絲煲); and colorful Sushi with Taro and Yam (芋頭蕃薯壽司). All of these exquisite dishes are carefully prepared by the experienced chefs. Even the smaller dishes, like Tainan Fried Shrimp Roll or the Cantonese-style Spring Roll, are skillfully prepared and tasty. --By Niang Chen, translated by Ann Lee

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Yee Moon Resturant

 

Yee Moon Resturant

(04) 2299-1230
401, HuaMei W St, Sec 2
Hours: 11 am-2:30 pm, 5-9 pm
No service charge.
Credit cards accepted.
Parking available.

Over the last 40 years, Yee Moon has served authentic Taiwanese dishes with an old old-fashioned twist. With offerings like Squid and Snail with Garlic (魷魚螺肉蒜), Braised Soft Shell Turtle with Chicken and Pork Stomach (雞仔豬肚鱉), and Steamed Assorted Meats in Chinese Casserole (福州佛跳牆), you might be a little overwhelmed while looking at the menu. But remember, all of these dishes have a rich history in Taiwan.

The 12-dish set meals here, which serve 10 people (NT$4,000-9,688), include dessert and a fruit plate. One of their signature dishes, Braised Pork with Hong Qu, is served with tender bamboo shoots and takes two hours to cook. Although Shrimp Fried Rice(櫻花蝦炒飯) is a common household dish, Yee Moon prepares it in an especially delicious way--it is a 'must-try' here. The odd-sounding, Braised Soft Shell Turtle with Chicken and Pork Stomach is made with several kinds of Chinese medicinal ingredients, which are separated on the plate, so you can pick and choose what you want to try. --By Niang Chen, translated by Ann Lee

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King Young Restaurant

 

King Young Restaurant

(04) 2236-0818
20, ChongDe Rd, Sec 2, 2F
Hours: 11 am-10 pm
10% service charge.
Credit cards accepted.
Parking available.

Restaurants all over the city boast mouth-watering displays of delicacies and brightly-colored dishes that attract all kinds of customers for large dinners, family get-togethers, and new year parties. King Young is no exception. This restaurant, which specializes in banquets, charges by the number of people in the party. For a very general outline, four to 12 people can eat for anywhere between NT$4,588 and NT$8,888, depending on the number and style of dishes. The fancy foods on their list of offerings include: the Hong Fu Platter, with four to five seasonal sashimi, striped mullet and fruit/vegetable salads; King Young Tri-Delicacies (京悅三品), with Oily Chicken, Barbecued Pork, and Roast Duck; and many other classic Cantonese dishes. Diners can really taste the chef's skill and fresh ingredients in their invigorating and crispy Jellyfish Slices (海蜇絲). The Hundred Fruit Sea Cucumber (百果海參), Braised Black-boned Chicken with Mushrooms (蘑菇燉烏雞), Steamed Snapper, Shark's Fin, and Garlic Pork Ribs are also good choices. This restaurant menu diversity and expert seafood make it a good place for your "wei ya" or family dinner. --By Niang Chen, translated by Ann Lee

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Shanghai Xin Le Yuan

Shanghai Xin Le Yuan

319, ChengDu Rd (corner of WenXin Rd)
停業 Closed

Shanghai Xin Le Yuan is an elegant restaurant that offers a delectable selection of Shanghai-style table dishes. This season, the restaurant is offering Reunion Good Luck Set Meals for Four, which start at NT$3,000. While staying true to the slow-cooking techniques of most Shanghai delicacies, these set meals come with five main dishes, including the Spring Trio Platter, French Lamb Chops, Salted Prawns, Steamed Grouper, and Steamed Calms with Sponge Cucumber. Juicy Shanghai Soup Dumplings, Indigenous Pepper Chicken with Bamboo Shoots Soup, and a Sweet Osmanthus and Lotus Root with Syrup dessert also come with the meal.

The Trio Platter dish is made with chicken that's been marinated in Shao Shin liquor, and is accompanied by a sour, spicy cabbage roll. Another nice dish in the platter is the Smoked Tiger Batfish, a very authentic Shanghai-style appetizer. The Salted Prawns are seasoned with spices and pepper, and then fried to create a crispy texture. For the restaurant's promotional Welcoming Spring Banquet (or "chun-jiu"), they will offer a variety of popular dishes ranging in price from NT$5,500 to NT$8,800. --By Niang Chen, translated by Ann Lee

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