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FUN MAGAZINE, March, 2005.
XinYi Rd. Sec. 5; (02) 8780-5757
*Hours¡G11:30 am-10 pm
*Credit Cards accepted. 10% service charge.
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the traditions of Kaiseki cuisine comes Hachioji's Peony
Japanese Cuisine. Priding itself with creative menus
and "cha an" style dining, this restaurant
recently opened in the 101 Xin Yi Commerical District.
With a four to five meter-high ceiling and, over 300
pings of dining space, the restaurant has a classy,
cool atmosphere. The name "Peony" suggests
exquisitely presented food that can be considered edible
works of art. The owner believes that great food does
not always have to be flown in from overseas; the importance
is to create dishes out of fresh seasonal ingredients.
The owner thus brings the chefs along on a search all
over Taiwan for the best ingredients. They then add
their touches to these ingredients to create works of
art. The AA+ Toro Steak (NT$420) from Dong Gang, prepared
with an Italian-style red wine vinegar sauce, is best
eaten medium rare. The Broiled Halibut (NT$380) uses
live fish from Yilan, steamed or baked till the flavor
has fully seeped in. Special sauces are dribbled over
the fish, filled with roe so that the entire fish can
be savoured. There are also a variety of dishes such
as the Wild Mushroom Vegetable Soy Bean Nabe (NT$1,200-1,800),
Goose Liver Nigiri Sushi (NT$300), Spicy Lobster (NT$580),
Business Lunches from NT$680 per person and Dinner Sets
from NT$1,500. --By Josie Wu, translated by Cara Steenstra.