Shih Hsiung Ti stir-fries its way to fame
By Niang Chen
Translated by Alicia Yu
First branch: 150, LiuChuan Rd, Sec 2, West Dist.
Second branch: 202, ZhongQing Rd, Sec 1, North Dist.; (04) 2206-0091
Hours: 5 pm-1 am
No service charge.
Known for serving up Taiwanese-style stir-fried food that diners love, Shih Hsiung Ti is also well-known for its great hospitality. The very talented chef is adept at preparing a wide variety of cuisine, producing all sorts of fresh, delicious and creative food combinations that fuse Japanese, Thai and Western cuisine styles. Items on the multi-page menu include deep-fried, steamed, stir-fried and grilled dishes, plus cold dishes, costing NT$60-280. There are also chicken pots, seafood pots and the Signature Dish, costing NT$150-480, and fried rice as well as noodles.
Right: Original-Flavored Fillet Steak (NT$300) is a must-try
signature dish here. Placed on a sizzling iron plate, the
tender fillet steak is garnished with garlic slices. Right
after it is served, rum is poured over it, vaporizing the
meat's juices and creating a mixed fragrance of wine and
steak that demands you devour it while it's still hot.
Medium: With fresh shrimp and fish, oysters and clams all over the lettuce and Napa cabbage,
Golden Seafood Pot (NT$480) is a flavor-filled, savory combination of various
vegetables, fruit and seafood. Start out this feast-in-a-pot by sampling and warming
up your stomach with the golden-ratio, ambrosial salty broth, seasoned with salty egg
yolks and milk, before moving on to savoring the Napa cabbage, which has soaked
up the richness of the soup.
Medium: Coated with deep-fried salted egg yolk, the
aromatic Golden Squid (NT$180) tastes salty
and is crispy.
Right: With crab now in season, Crab Rice Porridge
(NT$980) is made by boiling plump, big crabs filled
with meat and roe. Presenting refreshing, sweet,
aromatic crab meat and roe, this huge-portioned
Shih Hsiung Ti creation provides one of the best
ways to enjoying these crustaceans.