3, Alley 28, Lane 20, Fengjia Rd, West Dist.
Hours: 11 am-3 pm; 5:30-9:30 pm;
(open to 11 pm Fri; closed Mon. afternoons)
English menu available.
No service charege.
Operated by a group of stylish men, Ban Ten's Chinese name connotes humility and modesty, which owner Mr. Ko wants to transmit when serving customers and making them feel satisfied and welcome. Located in the Fengjia Night Market area, this place mainly offers deep-fried pork, chicken and codfish fillet curry meals, which all include fries and a secret-recipe tea. The two-floor restaurant features a lounge-like ambiance, heightened by atmospheric lighting at night. --By Javier Siles, translated by Angela Cheng
A. Ban Ten exudes a youthful, stylish vibe.
B. Korean Fried Chicken (NT$185; pictured, top) comes with spicy and non-spicy options. A Pair of Drumsticks with Secret Black Sauce (NT$185) combines soft "omurice", crispy chicken legs, french fries and a garlic/ketchup dipping sauce.
C. Two creative specialties include the Milky-Milk Pumpkin Hotpot (NT$185), made with white chocolate, milk and pumpkins, and another Black Hotpot (NT$185), with a sauce made with macarons and black chocolate.