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FUN MAGAZINE, August, 2005.
130, ZhongXiao East Road, section 4, 2F
--By Dionysus, translated by Cara Steenstra
Many Hong Kong-style dim sum restaurants can be found
on the corner of ZhongXiao East and DunHua South roads.
The newly-opened Wakin's Kitchen is yet another. Thanks
to the owner, singer Wakin Chou, Wakin's Kitchen adds
an element of fusion into its food, mixing Chau Chou
and Cantonese cuisine, using less oil and keeping its
food light. The dining atmosphere here is very comfortable.
Wakin's Kitchen stresses fresh food cooked on the spot.
Head Chef Mr. Wei recommends the Chau Chou Stewed Goose
(NT$300), which can be dipped in white vinegar sauce
or a bean sauce for a slightly different flavor. The
Dragon's Beard Fine Noodles with Prawns (NT$300) is
another special creation. Prawns have shells removed,
are wrapped in a layer of minced prawn, rolled in a
layer of baked fine noodles, and placed on a bed of
lettuce. Other favorite dishes include the Dried Shrimp
and You Tiao Chang Fen (NT$80), the Shark's Fin Soup
Buns (NT$120), and the Black Peppered Veal Pot (NT$300).
Wakin's Kitchen has a VIP room that seats around 10.
During the weekday afternoon tea time and late-night
snack hours, order five dishes for only NT$300 (number
of persons unlimited). Periodically, there are also
other specials, like refunds of NT$100 for each NT$1,000