Siji Stew Soup
Hours: 87, BoGuan 3rd St, West Dist. (restaurant); corner of HanKou Rd, Sec 2 and HuaMei W St, Sec 2 (inside Huamei traditional afternoon market)
Hours: 11:30am~8:30pm (closed Sundays)
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
While Taichung city is known for providing a cornucopia of exquisite delicacies, there is a growing number of diners seeking out simple, fresh-tasting cuisine. For such folks, Siji Stew Soup, offering reasonably-priced, high-quality soups, might be just the ticket. Siji uses fresh ingredients such as chickens from Houli and bamboo shoots from Nantou's Bamboo Mountain and its chef--former executive chef for Tripod King hotpot restaurant--regularly develops various delicious, healthy soups according to different seasons. Besides soup, Siji also offers various pickled dishes, traditional Taiwanese braised pork rice, healthy sweet soup, and tea drinks. --By Gill Wang, translated by Angel Pu
A. If you don't like the smell of Chinese herbs, there are dozens of other menu choices, such as Fig and Pork Tendon Soup (NT$90), Burdock Minced Pork Noodles (NT$50), the Hainanese Chicken Rice Set (NT$120) and soups like Mushroom Chicken Soup, Clams and Spareribs Soup with Bamboo Shoots, and Spareribs Soup with Burdock and Chinese Yam (all NT$70).
B. Diners can watch the delicious soups being made in the clean open kitchen.
C. Patrons love Siji's healthy, inexpensive dishes and comfy dining environment.