Wu Wei Chun Qiu Barbecue Grilled Foods
48, ZhongMing S Rd
Hours: 6 pm-2:30 am
Credit cards not accepted.
10% service charge.
Creating tasty barbecued food depends solely on what ingredients you select for the charcoal grill, and what heat you cook them at. Xiao-Tang, owner of this friendly barbecue-grill eatery, explains that Wu Wei Chun Qiu focuses on using heavier, more solid charcoal to generate heat in the grill. Temperatures must stay constant at all times, and the heat must be evenly distributed on both sides of the grill. When it comes to selecting the ingredients, the chefs are also extra careful about details like food quality. Diners who have enjoyed the barbecued items here will testify to getting their money's worth for very affordable prices (NT$30-240). --By Vincent Huang, translated by Ann Lee
A. Grilled Salted Squid (NT$240) has a solid, tangy texture, with delicious natural flavors that spread through your mouth. You may want to splash a few drops of lemon juice onto the squid to remove some of its fishiness. A simple yet popular dish is the Chicken Kebabs (NT$70). The chefs grills chicken-leg meat until it is tender inside and the skin is golden crispy. Eat it while it's still hot to get the best flavor and texture. The Soft Chicken Bone (NT$70) is another recommended dish. The soft bone comes with a bit of chicken tendon and the entire chicken breast has a tangy texture that goes well with beer or other liquor. To try something a bit different, order the Grilled Tomato Bacon (NT$30), served with either a "mochi" glutinous rice cake or cheese on the side.
B. Although Wu Wei Chun Qiu focuses on serving Japanese-style barbecue/grilled dishes, the inside decor exudes a South Pacific flavor, making it an ideal place for friendly gatherings or light meals. There is a good selection of alcoholic beverages and the owner is happy to recommend a few to customers.