Jing Wei Er (Beijing Flavors)
241, MeiDe St, North Dist.
Hous: 5-10 pm (closed Tue.)
No service charge.
Authentic Beijing-style roasted lamb leg and other delicacies can be savored for great prices at this cozy eatery, run by Beijing native Li Zhuo and his Taichung wife Hsu Hui-san. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Angela Cheng
A. Jing Wei Er's simple interior has a pleasant "old China" vibe to it.
B. A refreshing summer option are the soup-less Old Beijing "Dza Jiang" Noodles (NT$60), featuring chilled, chewy, handmade noodles topped with marbled pork prepared with a unique Beijing recipe that gives it a darker color, plus soy bean sauce and various shredded veggies. The Sesame Sauce Indian Lettuce (NT$50), served with a slightly-spicy white sesame sauce is another great dish.
C. Mr. Li and his trademark Roasted Lamb Leg (NT$879), made with a pre-roasted 1.5-kg. back leg mounted on a skewer and roasted at one's table, allowing diners to shave off meat shawarma-style. Serving 3-4 people, this can be ordered as a NT$999 set that includes Sesame Sauce Indian Lettuce, Hand-Shredded Eggplant, Flour Gourd Soup, Baked "Mantou" Bread, and Sweet Olive Plum Juice.