Nabe An Stone Grill & Hot Pot
112, GongYi Rd, Sec 2
Hours: 11 am-2 am
Credit cards not accepted. No service charge.
Nabe An offers a good variety of hot pot flavors, including Japanese seaweed, Korean-style spicy cabbage (kimchi) and Mongolian-style spicy pots (NT$188-550). Apart from this wide selection, the restaurant also gives guests the choice of stone-grill dishes (NT$160-280), Japanese-style barbecue dishes (NT$70-180) and fried foods (NT$80-140); no matter what you're hungry for, you're likely to find something that will satisfy your palate. The owner notes that the soup base used in all hot pots here is solely cooked with seaweed and fresh vegetables, without the addition of any artificial additives or colorings to ensure a tasty, healthy dining experience. Some signature dishes include the Handmade Rose Snapper Rolls, Handmade Fish Noodles, Spinach and Seafood Dumplings, and Handmade Shrimp Cakes (NT$55-75), all available a la carte and cooked on the spot by the skilled chefs. --By Vincent Huang, translated by Ann Lee
A. The Four Seasons Nabe An Pot (NT$380) is a highly-recommended dish. The main dish comes with assorted handmade ingredients, plus beef, bacon, lamb or pork (choose one). The staff offers several unique dressings to go with your pot, including naturally-fermented fruit vinegar and a Japanese-imported bonito soy sauce. Executive Chef Kuo Jin-fu suggests ordering some stone-grilled dishes from the menu to experience a different texture with his quality ingredients.
B. Nabe An adheres to traditional Japanese-style decor. Lanterns hang from the ceiling at different heights and lights shine directly on the black surrounding mirrors to give off a very peaceful ambiance. The entire eatery exudes a low-key, serene feeling that makes it extremely comfortable for diners. On weekdays, Nabe An offers a series of special Japanese He-Feng-Style Pot Dishes (NT$138) for lunch and after-dinner hours, allowing customers to enjoy an affordable meal in a classy environment.