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TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE, March 2004

Creative Cuisine at Daikanyama Iguiya Japanese Restaurant

198, DunHua S. Rd. Sec. 1; (02) 8771-7877
Hours: 11 am-5 pm(teahouse);6 pm-1 am (restaurant and bar)
Credit Cards Accepted; 10% service charge

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Creative Cuisine at Daikanyama Iguiya Japanese Restaurant

 

      Daikanyama Iguiya Japanese Restaurant is a "nimonsaku" style Japanese establishment. As restaurant President Chang Pao-Ling notes, this concept originates in Japan and aims to provide two establishments under one roof. By day, this place is the Azabusabo teahouse, specializing in delicate desserts. By night, it is transformed into the above-mentioned restaurant and bar. With its creative dishes and light alcohol suitable for women, this is a great place for people to chat and relax after work.

   The restaurant is elegantly decorated. The modern bamboo screen is imported from Japan, and the bamboo forest on the walls and displayed antiques set this bar apart from others. Hundreds of dishes and drinks from all over the world can be found in the menu, and all follow the restaurant's light-calorie rule of having light taste, and being healthy, delicate and delicious. The most popular hors d'oeuvre is the Fried Soft Chicken Bone (NT$80); it combines golden, crispy, fried soft bones from chicken breasts with lemon slices for a sour and chewy taste. The Teriyaki Chicken Salad (NT$160) is a new combination of Japanese style salad incorporating teriyaki chicken with vegetables, tomatoes and mayonnaise. Concentrating a regular pizza into the size of a dumpling wrapping and you have an idea of the Dumpling Pizza (NT$80). With special sauce, bacon, onions, green peppers and cheese slices, the dumpling pizza has a taste that a normal pizza can't beat. The Tuna & Mashed Mountain Yam (NT$130) uses imported mountain yams from Japan. Added egg yolk, fresh tuna and special sauce make this a refreshing cold dish.

   The popular drinks here are the Black-Vinegar-Chestnut-Orange Drink (NT$130), the Forbidden Fruit (Calpis sorbet with green apple flavor, NT$140) and the Trip to Heart (Cointreau Orange with grape fruit and cranberry juice, NT$130). In addition to light drinks, the Barley Beer (NT$180) is gentle to the throat and has yeast that helps your diet, making it a number-one choice for women.

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