Yu Zhuan Zhen Pin
Translated by Ann Lee
462-1, LiMing Rd, Sec 2
Hours: 11 am-9:30 pm
(no hot stir-fried dishes from 2-5 pm)
Credit cards accepted.
No service charge.
Parking lot available.
During lunch and dinner hours, Yu Zhuan Zhen Pin is always packed with patrons lining up to dine in or grab something to go. This Chinese-style eatery is run by a culinary expert who's had a decade of restaurant experience. In this venture, he combines local Taiwanese-style delicacies with northern Chinese flavors. The chefs recommend Zhunshan Pickled Tomatoes (NT$120), made with tiny peeled tomatoes and Chinese yam slices. Their pickled dishes, like the tomatoes, have a slightly sweet-and-sour flavor and are refreshing appetizers.
The main course dishes include hot stir-fries (NT$80-NT$220) and entrees like Stewed Crab Roe and Tofu Casserole (NT$160), which is made with crab roe, clams, fresh shrimp, sea cucumber, tofu and freshly-made soup stock. If you're a fan of sea food, this dish is your match. Some of the northern Chinese delicacies here include noodle dishes and other popular choices like Steamed Soup Dumplings, Oven Baked Pork Rolls, Beef Noodle Soup, and Shanghai-Style Red Bean Cake (NT$30-110). There are also about 10 different a la carte items for customers to choose from. All noodles and oven-baked cakes are made daily by the chef, so freshness is guaranteed.
Of course, you can also try some of their famous dessert dishes like the Sweet Potato in Hot Toffee, White Fungus Sweet Soup with Red Dates and Rice Cakes, or the Lotus Seed Soup (NT$60-80), which would all make a perfect ending to your delicious meal at Yu Zhuan Zhen Pin. In addition, this place also offers a good range of freshly stir-fried seasonal vegetables and noodle dishes for vegetarian diners.