Jing Jaw Shiuan Cantonese-Style Restaurant
306, HouZhuang Rd, 1F, Beitun District
(Maison De Chine Hotel)
(04) 2425-8599, ext. 3305, 3306
Hour: 11:30 am-2:30 pm,
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
Located on the ground floor of the Maison De Chine (formerly Chinatrust) hotel's older building, this restaurant recently re-opened with a new name and Cantonese menu. The best way to sample the cuisine is the weekday Cantonese 'yum cha' buffet dinners, which are normally NT$450/person but are now only NT$399 (including service charge) through April 30. There is probably no better place to gorge yourself on tasty Cantonese food in Taichung with a buffet that includes four cold dishes, 16 steamed dim sum delicacies, 12 hot dishes (like Cantonese fried noodles, various vegetables, etc.), six soups (such as Hangzhou beef, radish pork, and miso soups) and Western-style desserts. For weekday lunches and all day on weekends, the buffet is replaced by various individual and table set meals, ranging from a five-course NT$350 individual vegetarian set to a NT$5,000-8,000 10-person table meal. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Angel Pu
A. The restaurant's all-you-can-eat Cantonese "yum cha" buffet dinner--available Mondays to Fridays--offers a variety of items that change regularly, helping ensure you'll enjoy something different each time you visit.
B. This clam-covered version of the popular "shaomai" dumpling is an example of the many traditional and non-traditional dim sum delicacies available via the buffet, including other items like steamed buns, "tang bao" soup dumplings, "cha siu baau" barbecued pork buns, chicken's feet, sweet cream buns, and shrimp dumplings.
C. Together with the buffet, diners are also given other items at their tables, including steamed crab, sesame balls, spring rolls and "chashao shu" pork-filled pastries, plus hot tea and fresh juice.