E Ya Ji Bakery Shop
327, MeiCun Rd, Sec 1
Hours: 11 am-2 pm, 5-9 pm
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
Free parking lot.
Equipped with a state-of-the-art, surround-sound audio system, the new E Ya Ji on MeiCun Road is great for wedding parties. For 20-something years, this bakery has been famous in Taipei and, in October, opened a new branch in Taichung, bringing the city luxurious dining for reasonable prices. The tasty menu includes around 100 dishes, including dim sum, snacks, pastries, "shao-mai" steamed dumplings, regular dumplings, "baozi" buns and much more, all prepared to order. There are also other various Japanese and Hunan-style stir-fried entrees. Chef Hu Ming-Feng recommends the Red Yeast Pork Chop (NT$300), which is marinated before being deep fried and stewed in a red yeast sauce for two hours--an example of the chef's dedication offering his patrons great food. Pastry chef Lin Ming-Hong recommends the Sesame Seafood Roll (two for NT$70), which is crispy on the outside and packed with delights on the inside, showcasing the chef's excellent skills. E Ya Ji's "customer first" philosophy can be seen through its delicious cuisine and Vice General Manager Wu Hsueh-Ju's friendly demeanor. --By Wang Xiao-ling, translated by Naomi Lai
A. There is a wide variety of courses for diners to chose from.
B. Baked Prawns with Cheese (two for NT$180) offer delicate, tender prawns that are rich and aromatic with each bite.
C. Peeled Pepper Boneless Fish (NT$600) feature a light, flavorful texture that goes great with rice and alcoholic beverages.