Teppanyaki temptations at Totoya
By Niang Chen
Translated by S. Ying
2, Lane 766, JianXing Rd, North Dist
Hours: 5:30 pm-1 am
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
Located in a small lane by JianXing Road near MinQuan Road, this small bistro is a hidden gem that has become very popular among diners, especially as an after-work destination. It is a great place for teppanyaki with over a hundred choices including fish, beef, pork, chicken and grilled vegetables, not to mention over 17 years of experience in this business. The wooden decor and traditional Japanese-style ambiance also helps create a cozy atmosphere for diners kick their feet up after work or simply unwind with friends and family members over some wine or sake.
Left: Sea Urchin Hand Roll
(NT$120) pairs fresh uni with
cucumbers for a taste of the
Right: A cabbage side dish at every table goes perfectly with
a homemade spicy garlic dipping sauce created from
over 10 spices.
Left: Beef Kimchi Hot Pot
(NT$350) is ideal for
beef hot pot lovers and
comes with beef brisket,
beef tongue and beef
stomach, plus tons of
vegetables, spicy Korean
hot sauce and kimchi.
Right: Kimchi with Pork (NT$140) pairs very spicy kimchi and large garlic pieces with pork, while the especially
refreshing Tomato Salad (NT$90)
uses kumquat sauce as salad
Left: Pork with Tomato Rolls (2 for NT$100)
feature pork grilled with tomatoes,
creating a combo of juicy meat and
sweet-and-sour tomato flavors.
Grilled Garlic (NT$70) is another tasty
treat; Chicken Wings (1 for NT$55) are
crispy on the outside and tender inside.
Right: Deep-Fried Basil Prawn Roll (NT$160) is a
delicately-prepared deep-fried dish with basil
leaves wrapped around meaty de-veined
prawns. The basil's natural fragrance goes
great with the sweet prawns.
Left:The chewy Squid Cake (NT$150)
is made from mashed squid
and fish paste.