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J-Mall, a new palace for Taichung gourmands

Sanci Seafood Restaurant

Sanci Seafood Restaurant

Dubu House

Dubu House

Red Thai Cuisine

Red Thai Cuisine

Aubergine Curry

J-Mall, a new palace for Taichung gourmands

By Ruby Wu
Translated by Angel Pu

Located on Taichung Port (TaiZhongGang) Road, next to the Chung Kang (TaiZhongGang) branch of Cheng Ching Hospital, there is a new building with a novel exterior: J-Mall. This dining complex was developed by Jeff, the son of the Cheng Ching Hospital director, and hosts some excellent and stylish restaurant options. A stroll along the broad sidewalk and walkways is a good opportunity to check out the menus posted outside their doors.

Wu Hua Ma Dumpling Restaurant, at the corner of the mall, offers various Chinese traditional snacks such as made-to-order dumplings, rolls and noodles--and the best thing is that it provides all-you-can-eat Chinese millet porridge. Sanci Seafood Restaurant next door is a fairly well-known Japanese choice which offers various local and imported fresh seafood. Diners have many choices such as sets, hot pots, table meal sets, sushi, sashimi, lobster, and king crab. One of their most popular dishes is the Nigirizushi (hand-formed sushi) Combos (NT$280), which consist of eight items of sushi made of varied ingredients like salmon and tuna. Another delicious dish, the Japanese Grilled Dried Fish set (NT$350), is also very popular, because it has a unique flavor thanks to the specially-made sauce and lemon juice. Another choice, the Seafood Rice (NT$250), features varied fresh seafood including sashimi, shrimp and salmon roe.

Sanci Seafood Restaurant Sanci Seafood Restaurant

If you are looking for some Korean cuisine, the Korean chain restaurant Dubu House is a decent choice. The restaurant offers various flavors of Soondubu (Korean Tofu Hot Pot) such as kimchi, curry, cheese and combo. Diners can choose the flavor of the stock (beef bone or skipjack tuna) first, and enjoy rice, all-you-can-eat Korean side dishes, and black sugar tofu pudding--which are all included in the set.

A la carte dishes include Korean-Style BBQ Beef Ribs (large NT$550, small NT$300) and the Seafood Pancake (NT$280). The signature Spicy Stir-fried Chicken (NT$390) dish contains marinated boneless chicken leg, Korean New Year Cake, cabbage, scallions and Korean spicy sauce. Its spicy and sweet taste is very appetizing.

Dubu House Dubu House

Among the more distinctive cuisine types, Thai food certainly deserves a place here. Moved from Park Lane to J-Mall, Red Thai Cuisine continues to offer its signature dishes such as Stirred Fried Spicy Beef, Thai Fried Rice Noodles, and Steamed Bass in Lemon Sauce. For soup, diners can choose Sour & Spicy Seafood Soup, which contains abundant ingredients including ginger, lemongrass, cuttlefish, shrimp, crab meat, and mussels. After enjoying various strongly flavored dishes, having a cup of Thai Milk Tea or the dessert Bubur Cha Cha is a good way to end the meal.

Red Thai Cuisine Red Thai Cuisine

The upper level also has two famous chain restaurants--Tasty Steak and Gi Hokkaido Hot Pot. If you head back toward Wu Hua Ma Dumpling Restaurant, you will see a path that leads you to the back of J-Mall. The first shop at the corner is the famous bakery Shine House, which provides noteworthy Sweet Yam Cakes.

Finally, next to Shine House is the lovely Aubergine Curry. This chain restaurant from Japan provides unique sweet curry with a spicy aftertaste, and diners can choose how spicy they want it. In addition to the regular beef and pork curry, they offer various curry omelet rice sets. Omelet Fried Rice with Cordon Bleu (NT$360) consists of juicy, tender pork with Mozzarella cheese and bacon, and an omelet with fried rice. The Curry Vegetable and Beef Combo (NT$260) comes with two entrees, butter rice, boiled green beans, broccoli, tomatoes, fried chopped potatoes, fried mushrooms, and fried eggplant.

Aubergine Curry Aubergine Curry

J-Mall is located at 118, Taichung Port (TaiZhongGang) Road, Section 3, Xitun District. The parking fee is NT$30/hour. Parking spaces for motorcycles are free but limited.

Dubu House
(04) 2463-6388
Hours:11:30 am-2:30 pm; 5:30-10:30 pm (weekdays)
11:30 am-4 pm; 5:30-10:30 pm (holidays)
10% service charge. Credit cards accepted.
Chinese/English Menu.

(04) 2465-7555
Hours:11:30 am-9 pm
10% service charge. Credit cards accepted.
Chinese/English Menu.

Red Thai Cuisine
(04) 2460-8568
Hours: 11:30 am-2:30 pm; 5:30- 10 pm
10% service charge. Credit cards accepted.
Chinese/English Menu.

Sanci Seafood Restaurant
(04) 2463-7678
Hours: 11 am-2:30 pm (last orders at 2 pm);
5 pm-9:30 pm (last orders at 9 pm)
10% service charge. Credit cards accepted.
Chinese menu only.

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