By Niang Chen
Translated by Anna Yang
12, Lane 179, Taiwan Blvd, Sec 2, West Dist
Hours: 11 am-12 am
Credit cards accepted.
No service charge.
From lunch to midnight, 12moon serves a myriad of meals, including congee, beverages and premium dishes. Although the restaurant is located on the flourishing Taiwan Boulevard, the restaurant's garden separates it from the dusty road, and its simple, wooden furniture creates a warm ambiance.
The recommended Chaoshan porridge casserole is a generous rice dish covered with a delicious soup made from fresh shrimp, grouper and crabs. The dish is seasoned with mushroom and dried cabbage in a savory presentation of the ocean's flavors. Time-consuming premium dishes include the Deep-Fried Boneless Duck with Taro Puree and the Cumin Spareribs. The restaurant also serves porridges and dishes in smaller quantities, appropriate for the individual customer. Prices for porridge range from NT$200 to NT$4,500 (depending on the quantity), and premium dishes from NT$120-480. They also serve freshly-made juice and tea (NT$70-120), beer, wine, whisky, and coffee (starting from NT$80).
The restaurant is a pleasant escape in the middle of the city, and the food blends eastern and western styles in creative ways. 12moon is a great place to enjoy decent dishes that soothe both the body and soul.