Manual Hong Kong Style Dessert
167, DaLong Rd, Xitun District
Hours: 11 am-10 pm
No service charge.
Credit cards not accepted.
In the tradition of a growing number of Hong Kong eateries, this restaurant features clean and open spaces, where it offers all kinds of freshly made-to-order tasty Hong Kong-style snacks. There are dozens of dishes, such as spring rolls, water chestnut cakes, steamed buns stuffed with juicy meats, and vegetarian delicacies like dumplings and rice noodle rolls. Owner Mr. Lai emphasizes paying attention to the little details that often go unnoticed, in addition to good interactions between the waiters and chefs, which all help ensure high-quality, delicious cuisine. --By Niang Chen, translated by Angel Pu
A. The comfortable dining environment here goes well with the great food and reasonable prices.
B. The Rice Noodle Rolls with Shrimp and Mashed Garlic (NT$80) and Apple Custard Pastry (NT$50) are two delicacies here. For the rice noodle rolls, the sauce is made with over 10 spices like liquorice, black cardamom, dried citrus peel and anise. Mixed with mashed garlic in the rice noodles, the crispy shrimp give off sweet, salty and spicy flavors. The Apple Custard Pastry uses a multiple-layered pastry and is best eaten after it's cooled a bit, offering maximum enjoyment of the refreshing, flavorful apple filling.
C. Preparing Claypot Rice with Cured Meat (NT$105) includes sprinkling a dressing on the claypot rice,so that a layer of golden rice crust appears at the bottom of the pot. Sesame Shrimp Crackers (NT$70) include a mix of shrimp, ground meat, cilantro and leeks. The sesame-wrapped shrimp crackers smell good and are steaming hot.