Tai Fei Yuan Thai Cuisine
166-46, XiTun Rd, Sec 3 (Zhongke branch)
Hours: 11:30 am-2:30 pm,
10% service charge.
Credit cards not accepted.
Tai Fen Yuan, a new Thai restaurant with South Pacific-inspired ambiance, serves Thai dishes in a brightly-lit, clean dining environment and imports ingredients like lemon grass, galangal ginger, and brown sugar from Thailand. A variety of different dishes can be savored here, including curry, hot stir-fries, soups, fried and steamed foods, as well as a range of fried rice dishes. Throughout their grand opening period, the restaurant is giving away a specially prepared Jungle Salad (NT$200) along with other dishes. --By Niang Chen, translated by Ann Lee
A. Fried Prawn Cake (NT$260) is stuffed with crushed prawns and fried; be sure and eat it while it's hot and dip it in a bit of the restaurant's own plum sauce. Its slightly sour flavor is goes great with the prawn cakes.
B. The Assorted Cold Seafood Platter (NT$250) is made with various fresh seafood ingredients that the chefs buy on the day it's cooked; large clams, octopus and shrimp are finished with a bit of lemon, fish sauce and Thai-style sweet and spicy sauce. The Thai-style Minced Pork (NT$260) dish is cooked with basil then mixed with Thai spicy paste for a delectable flavor. Order a bowl of Thai rice to make a full meal.