130, DaDun 18th Street, Xitun District
Hours: 9 am-10 pm
No service charge.
Free wireless Internet.
In addition to Yu Kitchen's homey atmosphere, owner Yuki Chen has assembled an eclectic menu with several breakfast dishes, set meal entrees, desserts, side dishes, coffees and teas. Flavors from across the globe can be enjoyed at this cozy restaurant and cafe, such as kimchi, sukiyaki, curry, spaghetti and, of course, hot pot--all homemade. Escargo is the featured item on the side-dish menu. At only NT$119, it is identical to that served at high-end restaurants, but is lighter on the pocketbook. Ms. Chen says she has taken great care to create a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere at her restaurant, and she hopes her customers will come, unwind and enjoy. A larger, quieter space on the second floor is also available for use; it already accommodates a painting class and can just as easily handle a sizeable group gathering. --By Elizabeth Dietrich, translated by Angel Pu
A. With antique-looking wall hangings and little surprises, Yu Kitchen definitely provides a comfortable, homey atmosphere.
B. The American Breakfast (NT$109) is served with scrambled eggs, sausage, salad, fresh bread and potatoes with herbs.
C. Served with seasonal vegetables, the NT$180 Hot Pepper Chicken with Rice will give your taste buds a little kick.