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TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE, May 2004

Thanh Kyi

1&6, Lane 6, YongKang St.
(02) 2321-1579
(02) 2322-2765
Hours:
First shop:10am─12pm
Second shop:11am─11:30pm

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  Thanh Kyi is the best known Vietnamese restaurant in the student district near National Taiwan Normal University. It remains highly popular for its simple, yet delicious Vietnamese specialties--think Provencale cuisine, which favors allowing the natural taste of fresh food, rather than artifice, to come to the fore. The stir-fried beef mi-fen (NT$115) is less spicy than Thanh Kyi's other dishes. It consists of delicate rice noodles doused with a light consomme and vinegar sauce that pools nicely at the bottom of the bowl. Lightly stir-fried bean sprouts and beef with a bit of chili for zip, fresh basil and lettuce, shredded cucumber and crushed peanuts as well as just a bit of fried onion round out the dish. Diners can also take advantage of the accompanying lime wedge to add zest. It is precisely this type of dish that makes Thanh Kyi so popular. The basil provides a minty freshness, the cucumbers a blue-green coolness to calm the tongue, the limejuice and vinegar the zip, the peanuts and lettuce the crunch and the onions just the right bit of sweetness to balance the chili-flavored beef. --By Brian Asmus

 

 

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