Dahaoji Cantonese Restaurant
148-5, HanKou Rd, Sec 2, Xitun Dist.
Hours: 11 am-2 pm, 5-9 pm;
holidays 11 am-9 pm
Parking free for orders over NT$300.
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
This new Cantonese restaurant caters to today's diners, who prefer food with less oil and salt. The wall-mounted pictures, showing basic dim sum making methods, show off Dahaoji's authentic cuisine. --By Niang Chen, translated by Angel Pu
A. Popular dim sum items include Xiao Long Bao (NT$70), Shrimp Dumplings (NT$75), Kimchi and Chicken Steamed Rice Rolls (NT$75), Mushrooms and Clams Shumai (NT$80) and the addictive Hot Sweet Bun with Iced Butter (NT$45).
B. The vegetarian Muyu Dumplings (NT$65) are made with Chinese cabbage and have a unique flavor. Fried Spare Ribs Wuxi Style Risotto (NT$150) contains Thai rice, long rice, glutinous rice and fried spare ribs marinated with red yeast and Shaoxing wine. King Trumpet Mushrooms Chicken Balls Porridge (NT$100).
C. Chef Huang I-hsiang is young but has worked at numerous Cantonese restaurants in and out of Taiwan for over a decade. His passion and creativity can be enjoyed in dishes like the refreshing Moon Shrimp Cake (NT$150), made with a spring roll wrapper and minced shrimp.