Relaxed Japanese dining,
drinking pleasure at Da Jiang Hu Ding
By Niang Chen
Translated by Sho Huang
1, WenXin S 2nd Rd, 2F, Nantun Dist. (intersection with DaDun S Rd)
Hours: weekdays 5:30 pm-12:30 am;
Sat-Sun 11:30 am-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-12:30 am
English menu available.
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
Parking lot available.
This restaurant is arguably Taichung's largest dining spot for Japanese cuisine and sake, and its traditional Japanese decor, music and uniforms conjure up Japan's Edo Period. Operated by attentive management and wait staff, Jiang Hu Ding represents a new direction for the Tai Ryo Maguro restaurant group and maintains its reputation, with highly experienced chefs using fresh ingredients to prepare a wide range of grilled items, hot dishes, set meals, sushi selections, hot pots and other items.
This is an ideal place for small groups but, if you're on your own, dining at the bar area is also relaxing and comfortable. The indoor and outdoor dining areas are also perfect for sipping sake or tasting some special dishes, and diners can ask chefs to grill their food or do it themselves. This excellent atmosphere makes this an ideal venue for kicking back and relishing freshly-prepared Japanese cuisine.
Left: Japanese Green Sea Urchin (NT$250) is known popular for its
tenderness and rich flavor, while the grilled Flatfish Fringe Sushi
(NT$120) has a mouth-watering fragrance.
Right: Barbecued Prawns with Streaky
Pork Skewer (NT$120),
Salt Roasted Free-Range Chicken
with Scallion Skewer (NT$50) and
Salt Grilled Special Boneless Shot
Rib Skewer (NT$80) are grilled over
hard charcoal, which permeates the
dishes. All grilled items can be cut
up into bite-sized pieces and shared
Left: Salad with Roasted Sesame Tofu (NT$100)
features a special-recipe sesame dressing with added wasabi. Its refreshing flavor accentuates the tender tofu and sumptuous salad.
Right: Fried Penghu Silver Herring (NT$100)--Fried plump
silver herrings mixed with chili peppers, green onions and
garlic paste make this the perfect side dish for drinks
Left: apanese Chicken White Soup Hot Pot with Assorted Vegetables and
Seafood (NT$350) is a splendid dish composed of abundant white and
black mushrooms cooked in a thick pork broth, plus grilled Japanese-style
Medium: Pomelo Sour (NT$120),
Da Jiang Hu Ding Sour (NT$100) and
Heineken (NT$100) are on the drinks menu.